Work can now go ahead on redeveloping existing, and creating new means of interaction in my sound and weave work.
I am very grateful to the Arts Council of Wales for a grant from their Stabilisation Fund. This will allow me keep going with developing new work in which the interactive element of sound becomes based on non or indirect contact.
An expected result of the coronavirus is that there will be a continuing nervousness around multiple people touching the same surface. While the nature of tapestry weaving and the materials I use is tactile, and I have enjoyed the fact that people, to date, have been able to touch my work in this field to activate different audio elements, I am also excited by the possibilities for engaging my audience through a range of interactive techniques that do not require direct physical contact.
I am not going to say at this stage what some of my ideas are regarding this – you will just have to watch this space, as they say. The first step, however, will be to utilise the a-n Artists Bursary Award I mentioned in my last post, and develop my coding skills with Python 3. A better understanding of how this can be used with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino to achieve the audio interaction I am aiming for, will be very helpful.
So thanks again to a-n The Artists Information Company, Arts Council Wales and the National Lottery for the support to do this work.
This is just the start of this project. I will be posting about my progress and crediting my funders regularly here on my blog as well as on the a-n blog page and on social media.
Supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.
This project was made possible through funding from the Arts Council of Wales’s National Lottery Fund.
Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600 million has been made available to support communities throughout the UK during the Coronavirus crisis.