From Bitter Ground reflects the space between the weird and what we think of as real, composed as a set of artists’ books providing a bridge into an immersive, location-responsive experience. Tom Abba will discuss the creation of the project, and explore the opportunities present in making immersive work without a stage, voices, or VR.  

Tom Abba is an interdisciplinary artist working with print, mixed media and immersion. His core practice uses narrative to engage his audience, exploring and developing the space between physical objects and digital technology.


Join us online on YouTube Live, or in the building on Friday 23rd June 2023 at 1pm for the talk and to take part in the Q and A discussion afterwards. 

The Pervasive Media Studio is a partnership between the Watershed, University of the West of England and University of Bristol. The lunchtime talks are partly supported by MyWorld, a project led by the University of Bristol to support creative industries in the region. Watershed is supported by Arts Council England. 


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.

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

For more information on accessing the studio take a look here.

*Please note this is a hybrid event and will be live streamed so please be aware you will be in the live broadcast and recording when watching in the Studio.