Until my sabbatical I was a rather solitary artist but I have learnt just how rewarding working with others can be. Trusting someone else to deliver to the standard you are used to doesn’t daunt me as it once did; it’s about finding the right people to work with.
It is on this basis that it gives me great pleasure to announce my collaboration with Tim X Atack and iShed in Bristol later this year. Myself and Tim have been selected as artists in residence to work together to develop ideas based around Tim’s writing (words and music) and my Sonic Graffiti project.
This is very cool on a number of levels. Firstly, it’s great to have met Tim, as pleasant talented folk are always good to have in your life. Secondly, from our initial discussions I am VERY excited by how his influence might shape the project. Who knows we might actually make something genuinely moving with my emphasis on extending user interfaces and his on narrative. Thirdly, the very talented Juneau Projects are the other artists selected for the residency, which can only lead to good things. Lastly, and crucially, iShed is pretty much a dream place to do a residency. They have a proven track record of commitment to open and frank exchange to aid artist development, along with an attitude to creative work that strikes me is about as good as it gets.
Bring this on!