28th March 2015 – We’ve seen some amazing projects come together at the residency held at Arebyte Gallery in Hackney Wick, rounding up this years project on the theme of ‘Wired Up’. We’ve been lucky enough to see the students develop ideas from the very beginning, experimenting together with disciplines they had never had a chance to explore previously.
During the residency, projects continued developing and on Friday everyone took part in a work review session, discussing their projects and taking suggestions from other students and staff to push projects even further. Tweaks were made and on Saturday the doors were thrown open to the public.
Friday’s Work Review
For many of the students this was a first taste of public engagement, a chance to discuss their ideas and inspirations with people from many walks of life.
There was bio photography and glowing bioluminescent installations, infrared photography, an interactive slime mould installation, eye tracking visualisations, sensory experiments and an innovative musical instrument.
In 12 weeks students who had never before combined art and science have produced phenomenal results, showing that beautiful things can happen when, as one reviewer put it, “art and science climb into bed together.”
Mell and Danny, Broad Vision Teaching Assistants
Check out this great review by London City Nights of our recent showcase at Arebyte Gallery.
“…science and art perfectly dovetailing into one another to create exciting new hybrids.”
Manchester Metropolitan University: September 11 2014
Broad Vision will present a paper and run an interdisciplinary workshop at next week’s RAISE conference on Student Engagement at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Heather Barnett (Broad Vision Project Lead) will present a paper on ‘Interdisciplinary encounters and platforms for learning’ and Benjamin Palmer and Mell Fisher (Broad Vision Teaching Assistants) will run an interdisciplinary survival workshop entitled ‘I’m a student get me out of here! – Exploring immersive, student-led learning’.
More info about the conference
Review of our recent Future Human Symposium at GV art gallery, by Liane Fredericks, in SciArt in America
‘To step into a program like Broad Vision, students have to accept that it might not be the most direct route to PhD funding. They need to be prepared to work within an emergent and “chaordic” learning process. In return, Broad Vision provides an unpatronizing mentored space for students to go beyond their disciplinary silos.”