Matrix Co-Lab Café – Project Presentation Evening

About this event

Are you all “Zoomed out?” How has Covid-19 affected your creative business? We understand!

We challenged our creative community to help us imaginate, ideate and collaborate to explore what our creative sector could look like next through four Matrix Co-Lab commissions.

On the one hand, the digital world opened up creativity and participation for audiences in new ways; and for many digital has been a period of digital exclusion and creative isolation. Our Matrix Co-Lab collaborators worked on projects exploring insights to this issue.

Find out what they discovered when exploring the space between live and digital practice in a post-lockdown world. Their projects investigated the changing ways we need to approach events and creative activities in response to a global pandemic. It was a space to test and pilot new ideas, innovate, and collaborate with other Luton creatives.

Our Matrix Co-Lab collaborators will present and discuss the findings or outcomes of their projects and share their experiences and insights. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session at towards the end of the presentations. These insights could be invaluable information for progressing your own creative practices.

Book your free ticket and be part of the changing landscape of our creative community.

Our Matrix Co-Lab Collaborators & their project proposals:

Shemiza Rashid and Sophie Gresswell, exploring Women's space…invasive or accessible? an experimental audio-visual project exploring 'Zoom' on and off camera and the experiences, pressures and possibilities platforms like 'Zoom' create for women working in Luton.

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Aaron Spendelow and Greta Zabulyte will join forces to produce filmed storytelling short interviews with Luton citizens, exploring their honest reflections of life pre, during and post Covid lockdown restrictions. The project is aimed at encouraging community spirit, understanding, empathy, education and will be representative of the cultural landscape in Luton.

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Moriam Grillo and Teakster (Hatiq Mohammed) collaborate on an immersive digital installation, Coming Back Together, which will use light, colour, sound, and words to stimulate the senses. and offer an opportunity for local people to collaborate in the telling of our shared experience through Coivd-19 and the tensions that arise from resuming everyday life after a long period of lockdown. This project will enable further processing and learning to take place within a therapeutic setting that offers a safe space to come and reflect.

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The Basement Bunch and Nicole Mollett collaborate to test and explore ideas to work towards creating an animation series to engage with and expand their adult audiences, exploring a heightened reality inspired by the fantasy genre. They will develop the design and voice of three female characters living in an envisioned world where differences in backgrounds and culture strengthens communities rather than divides them; drawing on the themes of 'joy', 'women' and 'power'.

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Thu, 28 Oct 2021 19:00 — 20:30


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