Fourth Round of New Creatives Announced!

We are pleased to share the latest commissions for the fourth round of the New Creatives programme, in partnership with Calling the Shots, BBC R+D and Arts Council England.

Alongside two Interactive commissions featured below, the strand will be supporting 21 artists from across the South West to explore audio, film and interactive projects, creating fresh and thought provoking content on subjects such as the housing crisis, domestic violence, grief, the NHS, ghost stories and more…

To get the full list of commissions visit the Calling the Shots website.

Watch this space for the digital showcase in 2021!

Introducing the Interactive Commissions

Asmaa Jama – Before We Disappear

Before We Disappear is an interactive experience exploring the lives of Black Muslims and particularly the hyper-visibility / invisibility they feel and the surveillance they face. It also looks at the ways we can archive ourselves and our stories.

Asmaa Jama bio:

Asmaa Jama is a Danish born Somali poet and artist, with work published in print and online (in places like The Good Journal, Popshot, ANMLY and Ambit). Co-founder of art collective, Dhaqan Collective, Asmaa has been featured by Dark Yellow Dot, Kayd and exhibited by Rising Arts, Tate Collective. Asmaa was an artist-in-residence at IBT’s Creative Exchange Lab and writer-in-residence at Arnolfini. 

Woman in a blue/grey headscarf, looking directly at the camera, standing against green foliage
Asmaa Jama

Hannah Parsons & Joe Strickland – Hairy Hands FM

Hairy Hands FM is an interactive, immersive audio experience designed to transform your home into something exciting and unfamiliar. Requiring just a smartphone and a pair of headphones, prepare to hide and be chased by the Dartmoor legend of the Hairy Hands with only a radio host for guidance.

Hannah Parsons Artist bio:

Hannah Parsons is a sound designer, producer and recordist from Southampton specialising in binaural, spatial audio technology. Hannah designs sound-led yet accessible pieces, working with emerging writers to realise their visions in new, immersive ways. This is supported by years of experience as a theatre technician and stage manager.

Woman wearing a coat and standing on a seafront with blue railings, smiling at the camera. buildings blurred in the background
Hannah Parsons

Joe Strickland Artist bio:

Joe Strickland combines backgrounds as a theatre maker, magician, psychologist, and creative technologist to make original audiences experiences for traditional, found, and digital spaces.  Joe is the Artistic Director of the theatre company Chronic Insanity, having recently finished a project to create and stage 12 shows in 12 months.

man wearing glasses standing against a wall smiling
Joe Strickland