Future Network is a quarterly, informal evening hosted by Metal for artists, organisations and creative businesses working in all disciplines to come together to discuss ideas, meet others and learn new skills.
The next event is on Thursday 19th April at 6pm at Chauffeurs Cottage, St Peter’s Road, Peterborough PE1 1YX.
Guest speakers include One to One Development who will talk about their work and the upcoming project with Nenescape ‘900 Voices’. Other guest speakers include artist in residence Eloise Moody, who has been working on a research and development project about inherited family memory. Eloise will share the project findings so far and talk about what she plans to do with this delicate archive.
If you would like to present one of the 3 Minute Wonder ‘open mic’ slots please email firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
6pm: Invited guest speaker, One to One Development
Arts organisation One to One Development Trust delivers engaging, creative projects that use high-end technology and innovation. Their aim is to inspire, inform and push boundaries in how people engage with heritage, health and well-being and digital storytelling. At the heart of creative projects, their approach focuses on the subject/community first, with the technology as the tool to engage and deliver the message or experience though games, apps, film or immersive technology including virtual and augmented reality.
You may have seen their project with Platform 8 ‘The Dream Catcher’, collecting dreams for the city of Peterborough, presented in film and as a VR digital art installation. For this Future Network Judi and Andy of One to One Development Trust will be talking about their previous work, approach and their upcoming project with Nenescape ‘900 Voices’, a project revolving around the celebration of the River Nene.
7.45pm – Invited Guest speaker Artist, Eloise Moody – with opportunity for Q & A
Eloise Moody is an artist in residence at Metal and has been working on a research and development project about inherited family memory, how we remember and the idea of what a modern heirloom could be. From group discussions to one-to-one chats, she has spent the last year talking to as many Peterborough residents as possible about their experiences and thoughts on the subject.
Hours and hours of stories have been collected and digested. Particular themes kept cropping up. Now she has a carefully chosen compendium of tales and details which illustrate the numerous and disparate ways in which we remember others and perpetuate the memories of ourselves.
Eloise will share the project findings so far and talk about what she plans to do with this delicate archive. She will also introduce new research with people who are the last in their family line.
Talking about family memory has proved to be a catalyst for incredible and generous sharing of stories. With this in mind the audience will be welcome to contribute their own thoughts and responses.