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.
Lighthouse Studio is heading into its second phase of prototyping in February. We've just said goodbye to our inaugural residents, so we've asked Creative Producer Andrew Sleigh to say a few words about the last three months, the next steps, and introduce our new residents.
In the last fortnight, our Creative Producer Andrew Sleigh has been taking part in an exciting new international initiative, Recife: The Playable City at Watershed. Bristol. The project brings together creative practitioners from Pernambuco (Brazil) and the UK to exchange ideas and develop new works that respond to the theme of The Playable City.