Supported by Watershed/Mayk Winter Residency Programme and Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol.
Work In Progress
Other Animals is a series of public interventions which uses soft robotic sculptures to raise awareness of local ecological issues and the wider climate crisis.
This project was started in January 2020 as part of the Watershed/MAYK Winter Residency program and is currently at the research and development stage.
I’m interested in building synthetic orgainsms which can stimulate an emotional response in encounters with an audience. I want to emphasise a sense of connection to the environment, not to think of nature as something separate from, but rather contingent with our human experience as living creatures and explore the fragility of the systems which support life. The sculptures will be positioned in public places in the city centre, they will have embedded capacity for human interaction and will also be responsive to environmental stimuli.