Digital Collaboration Salon

Trial & Error

21 February 2019, 16:00-19:00

Join Vivid Projects for an artist salon at which we will discuss and present recent creative media bursaries developed with our artist cohort Black Hole Club. Participating artists include Edie Jo Murray, Carol Breen, Matthew Evans and Yoke Collective. Curator and artist Antonio Roberts will open the session with a presentation on open source software, free culture and collaborative practices.

The salon is the first event presented by Vivid Projects as part of the evolving Midlands #creativemedianetwork supported by Arts Council England.

This is an opportunity to discover more about current research and live projects being undertaken by digital artists in the region, the pros and cons of experimental collaboration and the opportunities for interdisciplinary networking in 2019.


Antonio Roberts

Antonio’s visual and performance work has been featured at galleries and festivals including in Arles, France (2012), Glitch Moment/ums at Furtherfield Gallery, London (2013), Loud Tate: Code at Tate Britain (2014), glitChicago at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, US (2014), Permission Taken at Birmingham Open Media and University of Birmingham (2015-2016), Common Property at Jerwood Visual Arts, London (2016), Green Man Festival, Wales (2017) and Barbican, London (2018).

Edie Jo Murray

Edie Jo will be presenting experiments in creating digital environments, from CGI imagery to fully immersive, explorable virtual spaces. The salon will feature the first presentation of a new virtual reality work, Nephelestial, supported by a Black Hole Club bursary. Nephelestial transports viewers to a virtual world – a deserted clearing within an alien landscape, featuring strange sculptures emitting a soundscape of disjointed audio. Featuring poetry, documentary audio clips and retelling of Grecian myth, Nephelestial engages with themes of mental health, mythology and the subjective, unfixed nature of reality. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to experience the work in virtual reality.

Carol Breen

Carol works with analogue and digital technologies and re-films, re-photographs and re-choreographs images. She is a practice-as-research PhD Candidate at C-DaRE and Editorial Assistant at The International Journal of Screendance.

Matthew Evans

Matthew is a Birmingham based sound artist and musician focused on making sound and music through data. Graduating from UAL (LCC) with a BA in Sound Art & Design and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with an Mmus in Music Technology, he is currently a Visiting Tutor and Doctoral Researcher at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire exploring pixel data sonification. He has worked with record labels in Germany, London and New York and is one half of experimental rap duo Ruane Maurice.

Carol Breen and Matthew Evans will present the results of their recent sonification project bursary, Singing Litter, developed with the assistance of a Black Hole Club Presents bursary. Data from imagery is used as the catalyst for the creation of sound exploring the image as a sonic stimulant. The work is performative and explores the aesthetics of analogue, digital and post-digital imagery.

Yoke Collective

Emily Roderick creates work both individually, focussing on combining technology with performance, and as part of the collaborative curatorial and artistic duo Yoke Collective with artist Georgina Rowlands. Their most recent curatorial project, Lucky Dip Residency, created a ‘mystery matchmaking scenario’ where artists are paired and given an online collaborative studio in the form of a Google Doc.


FREE event, refreshments provided.

Limited spaces available please book here

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Please note that the salon will be recorded.


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