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Artist residency programme

A multidisciplinary, virtual residency bringing together an international cohort of artists and technologists.

October - December 2021

Immersive Assembly is a programme for artists and technologists to learn, share, network and play. The cohort will consist of 9 emerging practitioners from Argentina, China, Ghana, Mexico, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe, curated in partnership with our project partners, British Council and Goldsmiths, University of London. The 3 month residency programme will support the artists in developing new ideas for immersive experiences that invite us to collectively share in rituals and connections.

This residency programme will include a series of sessions hosted by leading UK digital artists in York Mediale’s community, including art collective Marshmallow Laser Feast, artist and film-maker Kit Monkman, and Alexa Pollmann, director of performance design collective Peut-Porter. These sessions will inspire the group to further explore the theme of rituals and connection before arriving at their final idea, which they will pitch to a panel of experts from across the immersive arts industry in December. 

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Speakers

Speakers

Alexa Pollmann
Barney Steel
Kit Monkman
Nathalie Blue
May Abdalla
Bruno Martelli

Meet the Artists

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Yair López

Mexico
Audio-visual Artist
Launch
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Joshua Madalitso Chiundiza

Zimbabwe
Audio-Visual Storyteller, Emcee and DJ
Launch
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Shao Qing

China
CG Artist and VR Content Producer
Launch
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Pearl Wang

China
VR Content Producer and Scholar
Launch
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Florencia Curci

Argentina
Drummer, Sound & Radio Artist
Launch
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TMSKD DJ

Ghana
Electronic/African Dance Music DJ and Producer
Launch
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Hankun Yu

UK/China
VR Developer and Artist
Launch
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Akeelah Bertram

UK
Cross-disciplinary Artist
Launch
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Frances Yeung

UK
Multidisciplinary Artist
Launch
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Anna West & David Callanan

UK
Digital Art and Performance Company
Launch

Supported By

Immersive Assembly is supported by British Council and Goldsmiths, University of London. The British Council has nominated participants from official development assistance (ODA) countries within its international network – developing countries where support for economic development and welfare is prioritised. Immersive, Innovative, and Interactive Experience (IIIE) is an ambitious interdisciplinary collaborative project funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council led by Goldsmiths, University of London that focuses on enabling collaboration between their UK and China partners in the immersive spaces.