Maker Takeover BSE // 2018 - Collusion

Maker Takeover BSE // 2018

Bury St Edmunds, 02 November 2018

Maker Takeover Bury St Edmunds was a free day-into-evening event designed for creative businesses, innovators, tech people, artists, and those interested in finding out about leading-edge technologies. It introduced new perspectives, tech tools, and possibilities through an exciting programme of performances, talks, and workshops.

Maker Takeover, Bury St Edmunds (Nov 2018)

The work of extraordinary makers, games designers, and virtual reality sculptors was demonstrated alongside artist innovation projects. The event presented opportunities throughout the day to meet the makers and key regional arts and tech representatives to discuss ideas and receive advice on projects – all within the convivial atmosphere of local independent arts venue The Hunter Club.

In the evening, Collusion hosted VR Gallery – an eclectic mix of live audio visual performance. Highlights included DJ producer Loraine James, CLIP sound collective performing live using subsonic elephant frequencies, VJ Madam BoHo collaborating with live noise art performer Anrufen, Supermerger’s “infinite ascent” of programmed visuals, and the complete sensory takeover of the space by regional art-noise scene anti-hero Ryan Jordan.


Maker Fair

Katy Marshall // Alex Johansson // Liam Taylor // Kate Jackson // Robin Baumgarten // Mark Backler, Lost Words // Emily Godden // Phil Willis

VR lounge

Lee Mason


Frazer Merrick and Simon Keep of CLIP

Evening performances

Sam Underwood & Graham Dunning // DJ SmoothGroove // Loraine James // Anrufen // Janice Oliver // Supermerger // Ryan Jordan


Gillian Allard


Gavin Toomey


  • StartEast

  • Suffolk Libraries

  • Steve Huckle

  • ARU Reactor

  • Samu Kitchen

  • The Hunter Club


  • Arts Council England
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority