Residencies at Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam
For artists based in the West Midlands
Since 2006 Springhill Institute has organised an annual 3-month residency for a West Midlands-based artist at >>Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam. Please see >>News for latest updates. The residencies are supported by Arts Council England.
Joseph Hallam ::Resident 2007
'Machines 2', Het Wilde Weten Project Space 2007
Machines 2 was an interactive performance piece by Joe Hallam and musician Dave Falsename, which encouraged the viewer to play out a trilogy of interaction with the film medium. The viewer was encouraged to negate a radio controlled tank through a film set, which could be viewed through the eyes of a wireless spy camera. The viewer was able interact with Hallam in these environments as he played a number of characters. Meanwhile Falsaname created a live soundtrack for the film as the drama unfolded. The footage recorded at the performance has become part of an expanding film project.
Simon & Tom Bloor ::Resident 2006
'Various Positions', Het Wilde Weten Project Space 2006
Inspired by their position as temporary occupants of the HWW studios, Simon & Tom Bloor made some 'nomadic sculptures' that could be easily transported and re-assembled elsewhere, or that were cheap to produce and disposable semi-functional objects. In addition to this they made a series of drawings and a gouache 'prototype poster' that drew reference from the sculptural objects.
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