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Selected Artists: Collusion Labs


Collusion is thrilled to share with you the artists we’ve selected for upcoming labs on virtual, augmented and mixed reality in May and artificial intelligence in June.

The selected artists will attend week-long development sessions designed by Directors Simon (artist and curator) and Rachel (creative producer) to be immersive, inspirational and ideas-led.

Collusion’s practice-based approach focuses on great ideas, research & development and invites a unique group of people from different backgrounds to be in_collusion. Our labs connect artists with experts, internationally-renowned speakers and get hands-on, exploring and experimenting with emerging technologies generating new thinking and practice, leading to innovative new work.

We are very happy to be working with two great partners specifically on these labs; Cambridge Junction who will host and support the VR, AR and MR lab and Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence for the AI Lab. After participating in the labs, a select number of artists will have the opportunity to work with Collusion on short R&D projects showcasing in late 2017 and all participants can apply to our larger commissions programme announced later this year. The selected artists are:

VR, AR and MR lab
Jo Clements | Marcia X | Mike Faulkner | Lee David Mason | Nuria Bonet | Harmeet Chagger-Khan | Emily Godden & Audit Chaos | Soa J. Hwang

AI Lab
Leila Johnston | Gary Zhexi Zhang | Sophie Bullock | Mark Farid | Daniel Bandfield | Rachel Gwanwyn Briscoe | Alistair Gentry | Simon Wilkinson

The lab series has achieved a broad reach attracting over 195 applications for a total of 24 places. The artists who participated in our data-culture lab in January 2017, can be found here.

The labs and commissions are funded by Arts Council England through the Ambition for Excellence fund and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, Anglia Ruskin University, University of Cambridge Museums and tech partners, Cambridge Consultants and ARM and supported by Cambridge Junction and Leverhulme Centre for Future Intelligence.

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