Can VR ever be acessible? What can a body do in VR and who gets to decide? What bodies are allowed to play and what does it say about those that create VR? From 10 months exploring VR, gaming and hand tracking this an unpacking of research into how alternative bodies experience VR.
Joseph Wilk is an artist exploring automative forms of expression that utilise new interfaces to work *with* alternative bodies. His experience of disability – living with pain, physical limitations, disillusionment and disconnection – strongly impacts his practice. He deconstructs, misuses and repurposes software and hardware to challenge notions of ownership, narrative and visibility.
Join us online on YouTube Live, or in the building on Friday 16th February 2024 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.
*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.