Studio Residencies 2012 offer artists an opportunity to spend supported time at Pervasive Media Studio, to research new projects at the intersection of art, technology and culture. The residencies are a unique opportunity to explore process and practice within a collaborative environment.

The residencies call was open to artists (individuals or groups) from varied disciplines who were looking for time and space to research innovative ideas, develop experimental works and make new connections. The residencies support early stage projects that require critical, and technical, investigation and discussion.

Watershed is delighted to announce the recipients of the Studio Residencies 2012 commissions: Juneau Projects will investigate how to collaborate with Artificial Intelligence entities and discover ways of using their aesthetic suggestions to help create new sculptural artworks; and working alongside them, new collaboration Timothy X Atack and Mr Underwood, will further develop Sonic Graffiti, a series of small electronic audio devices, secreted in the urban environment. Timothy and Mr Underwood will investigate how Sonic Graffiti can be enhanced, and how it can be used to create playful audio experiences in urban space.

Studio Residencies offer each artist research, development and production support and will run throughout September and December 2012. During this time, the artists will regularly share their progress online and participate in open discussions at Pervasive Media Studio.