Lunchtime Talk
Fri 29 Oct 13:00-14:00 at Pervasive Media Studio & YouTube Live

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Live Illustration Expanded

In this lunchtime talk, Studio Resident Camille Aubry will introduce the R&D project Live Illustration Expanded and explore how live illustration can transform physical and virtual environments and be a performance in itself.

Image of live illustration in process

©Khali Ackford


Camille Aubry

Camille Aubry

Camille Aubry is a French Bristol-based graphic artist, working as a freelance live illustrator and cartoonist. She is developing an enhanced live drawing experience practice with the help of creative technologies.

We are delighted to announce the return of in person Lunchtime Talks! Our talks will now be both in the building and streamed live, so you can join us from the comfort of the Studio or the comfort of your own screen, in your own space. 

Capacity will be limited and we are asking people to book in for the talks, if you can. Please feel free to turn up on the day, although we can't guarantee there will be a space.

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This weeks talk comes from Camille Aubry, a French live illustrator and cartoonist based in Bristol. She is a Resident of the Pervasive Media Studio since 2019, where she explores how to take her live drawing practice to the next level with the help of creative technologies.

In this lunchtime talk, she will introduce Live Illustration Expanded, a R&D project gratefully supported by an Arts Council England DYCP grant. Through this opportunity she attempts to develop an enhanced live illustration practice and make an ambitious shift in her ability to produce and support stage events.

Image of live illustration - a silhouette against an orange background

©Khali Ackford  

Currently the live illustration practice (also known as scribing) is mostly known as an add-on to corporate events. Scribes like Camille are brought in to document the event as it happens, and work up visually arresting summaries for distribution afterwards. There is an under-explored potential in how live illustration can transform physical and virtual environments, and be a performance in its own right. Camille explores this through two prototype performances that she will reveal during this talk, one physical and one virtual, and is lucky to be surrounded by a fabulous team.

Join us, on Friday 29th October, 13:00 - 14:00 for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards. Come to the Studio, or join us on Youtube Here

The Studio is wheelchair accessible, and the events space has a hearing loop. The last talk of every month is BSL interpreted. 

Image of the team

©Khali Ackford  

Lawrence Hoo, poet

Xavier Velastin, sound artist

Limbic Cinema, multimedia design studio

Toby Harris, creative technologist

Khali Ackford, photographer

Lights Off, edits and grade

Films@59, sound


Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX

The Lunchtime talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio Event Space. To access the Studio, please go to the Main Watershed Box Office entrance and go upstairs to the Café Bar. Walk across the cafe bar, turn right and walk towards the double doors. Go through into the corridor and walk all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.

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