Rowan will detail her recent experiences of building creative partnerships that facilitate open and dialogical experimentation. 

Rowan is an award-winning director and producer who is driven by an interest for audience experiences that challenge the boundaries of perception and the senses. Her recent body of works includes Substratum a multiple award-winning large-scale performance designed for public urban space that fuses 3D projection mapping with animated content, vertical dance performance, and a bespoke electronic soundtrack.

She will also share and discuss work currently in research and development (supported by Arts Council England's Developing Your Creative Practice) in which a new team of collaborators has been brought together to prototype generative performance environments. The research looks specifically at collecting movement data using gyroscopes, accelerometers and compass functions as design blocks for real-time audiovisual content generation in a project that explores scenographic and narrative potential of dancer data.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: studio@watershed.co.uk to book your place on a tour.