This is a micro event taking place in the Access Space foyer on Friday 6 December that explores the digital with physical means by asking performers to present digital work without using anything digital. In a small, intimate space performers take up the challenge of re-thinking the digital with free interpretations that are 1 to 10 minutes in duration, about or related to digital technology and happening on some sort of platform.
Have a look at the RAM/RAR/RAA website to understand more about the project. Meanwhile, here is the list of performers on the night:
An artist's residency at Access Space - with Liz and Hannah Hall.
Two artists – a mother and daughter explore the creative excitement of a series that saw both journey through their respective childhoods in the company of the Daleks, Davros and the Doctor himself.
Who that self is is part of the adventure, children transform into adults, daughters into mothers, but the Cybermen still roam through the underground of our imagination.
As we approach the 50th Anniversary of Dr Who, the foyer at Access Space becomes the Tardis, a playful scrapbook of ideas, drawings, text, dressing up, and a few exterminations. The only difference being - the foyer is actually smaller on the inside than it looks!
HARDWARE HOPES is a creative research project that explores the emotional and perceptual aspects of computer obsolescence. Is the decision to get rid of a home computer always as straightforward as it seems? The multiple functions of computers are well recognised, but how do we relate to computers as possessions? Hardware Hopes collects the personal 'life' stories of home computers; the narratives of their journeys through and out of the home.
The project is led by Julia Keyte, Sheffield Hallam University.
If you want to get involved, contact Jake Harris at Access Space.
Access Space will not be receiving donated computers and electronic equipment with immediate effect until Monday 18 November inclusive.
Thanks to the generosity of the sustainability focused people of Sheffield we need to utilise and recycle what we have before we take in more of your donations. Spread the word.
The Derek Holzer Soundbox Workshop will be taking place at Access Space on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October. This means we won't be open to the public as usual on Saturday, but normal service resumes on Tuesday.
Friday 13 September is the day of the Access Space 20×20 preview event. Join us from 5:30 onwards to bask in your own brilliance and see the exciting pieces others have been working on. There's more art then ever and plenty of people going.
If you can't make the preview, don't worry, all work will be on display until mid November.
There is no law, there is only the board.
Access Space will be doing stuff behind the scenes during August, so please be aware of the following changes to opening times:
From the week commencing 5 August, we will only open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Normal service resumes in September.