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Artist Talk – Digital Media Labs

Thu 19 Nov 2015 – Thu 19 Nov 2015 Access Space (open )

6.30-7.30pm. A talk by Leeds based artist, curator and cultural producer Benedict Phillips about the inspirational artist residencies at Digital Media Labs, Barrow in Furnace.

Digital Media Labs is in the third year of an ongoing series of research and development labs for artists working with technology to apply their processes to new contexts, to hothouse ideas and create new collaborations within a specially nominated peer group.


The last six-day residential lab in September this year took the notion of the ‘digital outside’ as its starting point, looking at diverse ways of working in public sites. Previous labs (focusing on touch screen technology, light and sound) have led to a wide range of outcomes including publicly sited work, exhibitions, residencies and touring work.  See the artists journey from their blog posts over the week.


Partner organisation Octopus hosted the lab in their Barrow-in-Furness studio, situated in a widely used Victorian park on the industrial fringe of the Lake District, that functioned as a testbed for ideas and prototypes. A publication charting the week’s activity is currently in progress.

There will also be an exhibition in Access Space Foyer featuring  documentation of this year’s artists.


Access Space,Unit 1 – Avec Building, 3-7 Sidney Street, Sheffield S1 4RG

0114 249 5522