We are thrilled to announce a rolling programme of residencies, targeted towards artists working in the digital space. Each year residencies will take a slightly different form beginning this year with an international development focus in partnership with British Council Creative Economies and Quicksand (India).
In March 2019 we will host two residencies with an environmental and socially engaged focus.
Artist in Residence: Akeelah Bertram
Following on from attending UnBox Festival with us in Bangalore, India – Akeelah has been in residence in the Invisible Flock Studio.
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Akeelah Bertram – UK based artist from Leeds, UK
Akeelah is a visual artist who creates immersive environments out of light and sound. Inspired by phenomenology and structuralism, her work aims to situate audiences in unfamiliar environments to challenge physical and ideological perspectives. Akeelah studied Fine Art at the University of Leeds before going on to complete an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. Over the last 10 years she has produced independent and collaborative works, exhibiting nationally and internationally.
Irma Catherine Wange – Internationally based artist from Kampala, Uganda
Irma uses design to engage, empower and educate across canvas, through painting, photography, product design, and transportation design to communicate with space, aimed at discovering and solving design challenges in our surroundings. She has learned experience through working with different projects, such as the Kiira Ev project at Makerere University Centre for Research in Transportation.
Technologies (now known as Kiira Motors Uganda), which involved exploring green technology in electric vehicles for a period of one year (2012 – 2013) as an undergraduate research assistant. Irma gained more interest in design challenges such as, liking the design industry to design practice for sustainable product design development in Uganda (LID Project). This later gave birth to more and more projects including working with i-CMiiST on road safety using creative methods. This has helped her pursue her passion in their respective disciplines.
Invisible Flock are based at Patrick Studios. Our three studios include a design space, workshop and laboratory where all of our work and research takes place and are equipped accordingly. The workshop is designed for working with a wide variety of materials, and is equipped with a Laser cutter, a CNC, 3D printers and a comprehensive selection of workshop tools both bench mounted and hand tools. The laboratory is a fully equipped electronics prototyping lab, with an array of prototyping tools boards and components, as well as digital third party tools such as kinects, myo armbands etc. We also have a wide variety of computing options ranging from embeddable boards to powerful GPU machines and a selection of field recording and sound equipment.