4 days to explore experimental fabrication methods for site specific work
13th – 17th January 2020
Surge is offering a professional development residency for new and Emerging Designer/Makers who have an interest in creating Costume/Props/Set for performance (and an interest in how VR and 360 video can be integrated in to live site-specific work) The residency will be led by a highly experienced team of mentors whose diverse skills include; Scenic and Costume design, games design, 360 and 3D video filming and editing, direction and performance. Lead mentor for designer/makers – Zephyr Liddell. Other mentors include Al Seed, Bevis Evens-Teusch, Simon Meek and Ross Gerry.
During the residency you will work collaboratively to create costumes and objects in response to a brief, using a limited selection of loose materials. The aim is to integrate the creations with digital technologies including 360 and 3D Video and VR, exploring physical making and digital rendering.
The residency will take place at Ormidale House (www.ormidalehouse.com/) and will involve the designer/makers joining with performers directors and digital artists creating a short site specific work over 4 days integrating VR, 360 video on Oculus headsets and performance.
The residency will be a practical explorationof the following;
- Designing set/props and costume suitable for the integration of digital arts and performance
- Using mixed media to create set and costumes quickly
- Designing and making in a devising and collaborative process
- collaborative theatre making
Surge are offering;
- A structured residency in a rural location in Scotland
2. Mentorship by highly experienced practitioners
3. Transport from Glasgow to the residency location
4. Accommodation and food for the duration of the residency
Applicants should have;
- Experience in theatre or film design and/or making
- An interest in the integration of digital and theatre arts
Please send a CV and a short explanation (max 250 words) outlining your interest in the residency to email@example.com Monday 25thNovember 2019 at 17.00.
Please attach 3 images of previous work or a link to an online portfolio/insta/website, if you have any.
If you have any questions regarding the residency please contact Alan on firstname.lastname@example.org 0141 248 6910
Biographies of mentors include:-
Zephyr Liddell (https://www.zephyrliddell.com/) is a designer based in Glasgow, Scotland. Zephyr works with costume, textiles and live performance, using traditional and digital techniques. Working across dance, theatre and visual art her work involves finding innovative ways to dress and fabricate with materials, making space for movement and creating immersive environments.
Recent work includes; collaborations Grinwith V/DA and what my body can/t remember with Farah Saleh. Other projects include The Shadow of Heavenby Al Seed and Judith Miligan and Concrete Playgroundby Bassline Circus. Zephyr works collaboratively with artists and designers of all forms, facilitates creative workshops and works freelance as a Stage & Project Manager.
Al Seed: is a director, performer and educator based in Glasgow. He attained an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from The University of Glasgow (1994-98) before training in Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Skills at Circomedia, Bristol (2000-01).
Al has been a key contributor to the development of the Physical Performance sector in Scotland through his performances; as member of strategic body, Articulation; as founding Artistic Director of Conflux (now Surge); and through his co-founding of, and teaching on, Fife College’s Diploma in Physical Theatre (2008-present), the only qualification of its kind in Scotland.Al has received Total Theatre, Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards for work presented at The Edinburgh Fringe, and a Jerwood Foundation Award; for such shows as Raw Beef, The Fooligan and Oog.
Simon Meek(https://thesecretexperiment.co.uk/)is a BAFTA-award winning writer, designer and director of narrative interactive content. His commercial work has been showcased at various galleries, including V&A Dundee and The National Museum of Scotland. He is listed in Canongate’s Future 40 and is regarded as one of Scotland’s leading digital storytellers.
Bevis Evans-Teush (http://www.cairnproduction.co.uk/)is a BAFTA Scotland nominated filmmaker. Large scale video projections include a tryptic filmed on location in Auschwitz for the UK’s first national holocaust memorial ceremony. Visuals for live orchestral performance of Holst’s Planet Suite, BBC TWO/BBC SSO. Commonwealth Cultural Programme – Building size visuals with live performance inserts from Brazil.