Adrienne Mackey is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the potential of performance and play. Her work spans theater, immersive game design and interactive audio performance. She teaches in the Drama and Digital Arts departments at the University of Washington in the US and also runs the genre-bending arts company Swim Pony which creates original transmedial performances.

Her work focuses on a variety of subjects ranging from environmentalism, mortality, to labor rights, with the goal of finding inventive modes of storytelling for audiences to explore the world around them. For this talk, she'll share some of her past immersive works and offer insights into their genesis and creative process. 

Join us online on YouTube Live, or in the building on Friday 8th December 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.