Our Creative Producer, Andrew Sleigh, is currently in Recife, Brazil, as part of the Playable City project in partnership with Watershed in Bristol. The Playable City is an international initiave that brings together creative producers, artists and technologists to create new projects that reimagine public spaces. Here's Andrew's update on the first week of research and collaboration.
On the weekend of the first of March we had two events to celebrate Jamie Stone's BAFTA nominated short Orbit Ever After - a panel and discussion with leading space experts, and a kids filmmaking workshop.
In our first phase of prototyping at Lighthouse Studio, inaugural resident Mark Simpkins conceived his latest sound piece, Palindrone, with musician Cathal Coughlan. The first incarnation, v.1.0, was shown as part of our launch event for our BFI short SLR. Mark wrote up his thoughts on the experience, and shared them with us.
Storyteller & Technologist Natalie Kane is currently attending Transmediale, a digital arts festival in Berlin. Here’s her notes on the opening ceremony of the festival, with presentations by Bruce Sterling and artist Jamie Allen.
SLR, written and directed by Stephen Fingleton, is the first BFI Short to be released online. 24 hours after its release on Vimeo, the film has been selected as a ‘Staff Pick’ and attracted over 140,000 views.