A residency programme enabling artists based in the South West of England, to develop projects at the intersection of art, technology and culture. The programme offered the unique opportunity to produce experimental works within the collaborative environment of the Pervasive Media Studio.

The 2011 residencies offered one placement within the area of sonic art and one open to varied disciplines. They were awarded to innovative dance company Guerilla Dance Project, working with composer Tim Bamber and experience designer Robin Ray; and The Stick House, a project by Sharon Clark and Tom Burton that fuses live performance, music and pervasive media into a darkly haunting, yet beautiful experience. Find details on both projects below.

Between March and June 2011, both collaborations spent supported time at the Studio to develop their work. You can read about their progress through the journal entries below, and watch short films that document the residencies on dshed.net. You can also download the project reports: Guerilla Dance Project here and The Stick House here.

South West Artists Residencies 2011 is a Watershed initiative, delivered by iShed and supported by Arts Council England, Sound and Music, St George’s Bristol and conductor Charles Hazlewood.