Open call: Craft + Technology Residencies
Ghosts in the Garden © Steve Poole 2012
Watershed is offering three makers’ residencies to research new projects at the intersection of craft, technology and culture.
Over the past decade digital fabrication tools and communication technologies have been explored and utilised as craft tools and materials in their own right, producing some remarkable results. Today, new technologies embedded in real things can take these possibilities one step further – objects themselves can now tell stories, start meaningful conversations and enable new forms of economic, cultural and social interactions and relationships. How can contemporary craft practitioners utilise these technologies in a meaningful way?
Delivered in collaboration with the Crafts Council, i-DAT, the Autonomatic research group at University College Falmouth, and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, these residencies are a unique opportunity for contemporary makers to work with technologists, to explore process and practice, develop experimental works and make new connections.
Each resident project will be hosted within a distinct collaborative environment in the South West of England: i-DAT, Autonomatic or Pervasive Media Studio; and will receive research, development and production support for their project. Residencies will last for three months, beginning in January 2013, culminating in a showcase event in late March.
For more information on the programme and details on how to apply visit: http://www.watershed.co.uk/get-involved/opportunities