Producer Fellows announced

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of three Producer Fellows who join the South West Creative Technology Network from September.

Running alongside our Fellowships in Immersion, Automation and Data we have appointed three Fellows to spend time researching the role of the Producer in Art and Technology Innovation.

 

Anne-Marie Culhane creates events, performances and long term projects that invite people into an active and enquiring relationship with each other and the land working as artist, activist and collaborator across a range of disciplines. She draws inspiration from the cycles of nature and seasons; permaculture (learning from natural systems); environmental and ecological concerns or questions and listening and responding to people, landscapes and particular sites (urban or rural). She is motivated to work with others to reduce the harm we are inflicting on our planet and to increase understanding of our place in the family of things.

Anne-Marie’s Producer Fellowship is focused on researching innovation at a time of climate and ecological breakdown and how a specific place (Exmouth) can test local responses for global impact. How do we collectively navigate the changing global situation, and work towards better futures for all?

Kerry Deacon is a Producer from Devon whose work focuses on supporting artists, technologists, producers, communities and organisations to grow cultural, technological and environmental projects which are co-produced with communities.

Through her Producer Fellowship Kerry will be exploring Devon and Cornwall’s producer landscape and mapping the processes, practices, innovations, outcomes and dialogues at play alongside examining the relationships rural producers hold with cultural organisations in the South West.

Christopher Hunt is a Creative Technologist and runs his own consultancy – Controlled Frenzy. Based in Plymouth, Chris works all over the country with artists, scientists and businesses to develop engaging prototypes, products, and installations to explore their data and ideas so they can grow and adapt to new ways of working, communicating and creativity.

For his Producer Fellowship, Chris will be exploring the role of the Creative Producers, Technologists, art and culture within technology innovation, alongside researching how this work fits into our current political, economic and environmental contexts. Chris will also be looking into how we ensure our work is accessible to as wide a range of audiences as possible.

The Producer Fellows will be resident at Kaleider Studios for the duration of their research. Keep an eye on the SWCTN website for updates on how they’re getting on.