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.
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