Oct – Dec 2021
Alexa Pollmann & Bruno Martelli are mentors on York Mediale’s Immersive Assembly programme for artists and technologists to learn, share, network and play.
‘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. ‘
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