I’m incredibly pleased to finally announce that Bill Posters and I have been chosen as winners of the Sheffield Doc/Fest Alternate Realities artist commission for 2019 for our Spectre project. We are delighted be chosen by an international panel of judges comprised of representatives from Sheffield Doc/Fest, Site Gallery, British Council, MUTEK and Arts Council England and to receive a £20,000 commission to premier Spectre at the Site Gallery in Sheffield. Previous commissioned artists include, Heather Phillipson, Alex Pearson/Marshmallow Laser Feast, Darren Emerson, Michaela Holland/Michelle Gabel.
Dan Tucker, Alternate Realities Curator, Sheffield Doc/Fest:
“I am thrilled that Spectre has won the commission this year and that the support of Site Gallery, the British Council, and Arts Council England have enabled us to bring this incredibly ambitious project to Sheffield Doc/Fest. It is so prescient and so powerful. A deceptively dark exploration of the power of the digital influence industry, Spectre is an algorithmic alchemy that will keep the audience guessing all the way through”.
Bill and I will also be speaking at the 2019 Alternate Realities Summit on June 9, which aims to challenge preconceptions and disrupt narratives and deliver a new vision of documentary making. A day-long event of art and debate, with talks, presentations, panel discussions and performances from the world’s leading immersive and interactive storytellers….
Spectre will be exhibited at the Alternate Realities Exhibition at Site Gallery, Sheffield 6-11 June, attended by Daniel Howe & Bill Posters. The artists will also attend MUTEK, Montreal (20-25 August, 2019) as part of the Alternate Realities Touring Programme to talk about Spectre.w the full press release online here