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Dark City compiled VI resources and Activites

  • 15th July 2019
Dark City compiled VI resources and Activites

     Contents   Support Groups + Organisations   Tools and Resources   Social and Activity Groups   Arts and Cultural Venues + Organisations   Intro: Prepared by PECo Theatre as part of the Dark City project, this document provides a list of resources, support, activities and opportunities available for visually impaired (VI) people in Bristol. The information presented has been gathered from the Dark City devising team, as well as a number of local VI meetup groups; it serves as a representation of rather than a full, comprehensive...

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Dark City Q&A – Holly and Rachel

  • 20th March 2019
Dark City Q&A – Holly and Rachel

  At a visual impairment accessibility lecture, attendees find events interrupted by a voice that hijacks the airwaves of the audio describe headphones they are wearing, calling them to action. The Dark City is in peril. Whole areas are disappearing, becoming impassable voids. Buildings and parks that used to be favourite haunts are causing sickness and injury. And now some of its citizens have started to disappear. The remaining citizens are organising to resist this threat to their world and they have sent out a call, will you take action, work with them to uncover the mystery of the peril,...

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Sikka Magnun – Video Installation Inspiration

  • 28th June 2017
Sikka Magnun – Video Installation Inspiration

Thom Buttery audio visual artist on JUlian Trust Night Shelter project recommends Sikka Magnum by Daniel Canogar; 'I really like the process of digital recycling, re-appropriating your own or others material to give it a new meaning or context, this approach is what the VJ practice was built on. This installation is both a beautiful light installation and 360 film screenings all at once.'

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John Hull on Blindness and Memory

  • 5th December 2016
John Hull on Blindness and Memory

This fascinating and articulate talk is a unique insight into one man's experience of his blindness and how his visual memories were slowly replaced by 'three dimensional, non-sighted, whole body images' and the impact this had on the way he experiences the world.

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A new era in Earth’s story

  • 13th September 2016
A new era in Earth’s story

When developing a story about humanity’s relationship to the Earth - see Earthed, The Tree's Tale - we find ourselves working with earth time not human time where sentences = centuries and chapters = epochs. Have a read of this article about the Anthropocene epoch, a new geological era as a result of man’s irreversible impact on the planet. Read article.

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Notes on Blindness

  • 13th September 2016
Notes on Blindness

We went to see this powerful and beautifully put together documentary about the journey of one man into blindness as part of preparation for our upcoming RNIB project.[part of our Sentient City programme] The use of sound and image was extraordinarily effective and plunged the audience into an immersive experience that stayed long after the film itself was over. You can get a taste of what it's like in this trailer.

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Alessandro Acquisiti on why privacy matters

  • 13th September 2016
Alessandro Acquisiti on why privacy matters

Thought provoking talk on personal data, privacy and the internet. Source material for our Future Tourist ideas. http://www.ted.com/talks/alessandro_acquisti_why_privacy_matters?language=en

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More Earthed inspirations

  • 13th September 2016
More Earthed inspirations

photo of forest around Dro by Krista Burane 'This kind of engagement with landscape is an engagement with deeper notions of time than those we are conventionally accustomed to. Our guides tell us about the way in which local people in the valley would carefully tend the fruit trees and vines, not for their own benefit but for the benefit of their children and grandchildren.' Lovely article by Andy Field one of the co-directors of Forest Fringe, insights from a rural retreat as part of the Urban Heat project which enables artists to engage with the invisible communities within cities. Read...

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Sound of Snow and Ice

  • 13th September 2016
Sound of Snow and Ice

More inspirations for our RNIB project [Sentient City], this time from composer, producer, musician Joe Acheson, about the incredible work of a school for the visually impaired in Finland that teaches children how to use sound as a means to explore their surroundings. Listen here.

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Snowdon, surveillance and society

  • 13th September 2016
Snowdon, surveillance and society

Hard to believe Edward Snowdon has been in exile from the 'Free World' for three years. Here he asks, in a calm and measured way, what kind of society do we want to live in and why Obama should pardon him. Useful fodder for our Future Tourist fermentations! Hear him speak here.

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