Just what is it that makes today's technologies so different, so appealing? As an artist, Brian Gibson finds himself increasingly asking the following questions:
- How can I engage with developing technologies in ways outside of the norm of entrepreneurial tech design and coding frameworks that are meaningful to me?
- Do we as individuals have the power and resources to step outside of our roles as passive users, a role which the artist Kin describes as a position of “speaking and not being heard", to find agency and ultimately a voice that is heard?
In this talk, artist Brian Gibson shares his process of taking things apart to reveal their electrical interiors, before photographing, printing and reassembling what he finds. Brian has likened his process to miniature architecture.
Brian Gibson is a practising artist and workshop facilitator who is dyslexic and has experienced childhood trauma. Brian has been involved with the arts charity Outside In for over a decade. In 2018 Gibson founded an independent art and music magazine Deviation Street, which evolved during the height of the pandemic into a digital zine. Based in Bath, Gibson is currently a resident at The Studio BSU.
This Lunchtime Talk is presented by Container - an online magazine about creative technology. Container seeks to redress the balance and raise up a messy multiplicity of voices - ones that question, dissent and explore. Based in Bristol, Container is born out of a long-term collaboration between Pervasive Media Studio and UWE Bristol’s Creative Economies Lab.
Open Studio Fridays
From 10:00 - 17:00 you can stay at the Studio for Open Studio Fridays - join us to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. The Studio provides chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Tell us what you’re up to, or allow us to facilitate conversations within the resident community. Studio staff and residents will be around to chat, answer questions, or tell you more about what we do. The open afternoons close at 17:00, sometimes with a trip to the Café & Bar.
Where to find us
The Lunchtime Talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio, which is in the Watershed building. The Studio is just beyond the Café & Bar, turn right and then go down the corridor to your left (where the toilets are). The double doors here will be open, go 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.