Pineapples & Pre-cinema

Pineapples & Pre-cinema

Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio


Please note: This event took place in Sept 2018

Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They normally take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everybody who is interested in what they do. Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community, current and up-coming projects, or residents' work.

In our second Lunchtime Talk since the Summer Break, artist Savinder Bual explores the world of early cinema and illusion and how it relates to her work. She draws on her fascination with train travel, pre-cinematic devices and the history of the pineapple.

Savinder's overall practice is driven by her fascination with the illusory qualities inherent in cinema and early animation. Imagining herself as a cinema pioneer she explores the interplay between the moving and the still image, creating works that sit between the pre-cinematic and the digital.

She has discovered low-fi ways to add movement to single images and commonplace objects/materials, her intent is to ignite an element of wonder at the illusion of cinema, giving the everyday enough of a twist to allow the imagination to run free.

Savinder studied painting at Winchester School of Art and photography at the Royal College of Art, London. She is currently working on the 'Pineapple Project'. A social project involving kinetic musical sculptures that will culminate in a performance at Colston Hall at the end of November.

The Pervasive Media Studio is located within the Watershed building. Let us know if you'd like a tour and we'll be happy to show you around. Send an email to