Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, Red Note Ensemble have investigated four very different personal relationships to sound. This collective of musicians explored the sound sensitivities of people with profound autism and additional support needs. They have begun to work with responses to sound; pitch, tone, rhythm, tempo, space and timing. They discovered that by encouraging improvisation, new forms of conversation emerged. In the next stage of their project, composers will collaborate with individuals and musicians to ‘score’ these conversations, where equity of involvement, empathy, observation and experimentation form the basis of a new composition. This will challenge our understanding of the … Continue reading Rethinking Audiences
We asked Old School Fabricators to work with artists Laura Aldridge and Laura Spring and design a space within a Day Centre for people with profound Learning Disabilities. Her are their ideas…..old-school-ideas Continue reading Old School Ideas
Charlotte has worked with Artlink over the past few years, in particularly on the Sensory Workshops at Cherry Road. We asked her, given her knowledge of the … Continue reading Design for a screen – Charlotte Podger
IDEAS THAT BEND is the umbrella title for a series of collaborative interventions to take place at Cherry Road Day Centre. The term comes from our desire to create artworks that respond to, develop with, and grow around the people … Continue reading Ideas That Bend
Wendy Jacob activates the colum to carry sound and vibration. Glasgow sculpture studios fabricated a bracket which attaches a transducer and a bespoke lightweight amp specially engineered to drive the transducer. The colum in the main foyer now vibrates with … Continue reading Singing buildings
On 5th May at 2pm at Dundee University Steve Hollingsworth, Laura Spring, Wendy Jacob, Kevin McPhee, Liz Davidson and Francesca Nobilucci will talk about the impact of the ideas team. To book get in touch with Roseanne Bell. … Continue reading A talk by Ideas Team Artists
Tommy Perman suggested we look at this. We have. We like it. Continue reading Polyphonic playground
Yesterday we had a meeting about one individual, who we will call GEE. Artists Kevin McPhee and Francesca Nobiluci have been working closely with GEE, getting to know him, building trust and exploring areas of interest. GEE tends to be … Continue reading That moment when it all makes sense!
We have been working with illustrator/designer/writer/woman of many talents Charlotte Linton. She is helping us make visual some of the ideas we are having – these will act as tools when talking about the project, to help others see what we are thinking. They will function not only as illustrations but also they paint a portrait of the people we work with – they are diagrams, they are instructions, they will be AWESOME! She is making visible the things that are hard to describe, fleeting moments of feeling and experience – its a difficult job, but we feel its necessary … Continue reading Illustrating Ideas
By Steve Hollingsworth Where Art can inhabit a space outside of the gallery, other things become possible. I’m interested in testing myself in other contexts (which is what Artlink has done) I’m a fine-artist based in a music school, as … Continue reading Exchange of Method talks at the Collective Gallery
In a meeting today with artists Laura Aldridge and Laura Spring we looked at the work they are currently undertaking and where emphasis lies in their current approach. ‘We are focusing on our activities within the workshops and how we … Continue reading Fleeting moments within Collaborative Environments
Here are some of the artists who are working on collaborative environments. This ideas team involves bringing in new artists to work with artists Laura Aldridge and Laura Spring. Both have years of knowledge and experience of working with … Continue reading Artists working on Collaborative Environments
I (Aldridge) have been thinking a lot about what direction to take the work we are doing in. I’ve been thinking a lot about the sensorial and experiential in sculptural practice lately, in relation to my own work, a teaching … Continue reading Relational Objects
Staff at cherry road brainstorm for the artlink room: Interactive environment James Morrow/Sonos Costumes Projectors/Planetarium Interesting/ stimulating smells Bubble machine Velcro walls weightlessness seasonal affected disorder Colour therapy lights trampoline levels hammock control heat/cold Mylife tech smart board wind machine … Continue reading We asked care staff what sorts of environment the people they worked with needed..and their answers were….
F: Today I had a few tech difficulties as I was hoping to use the pc in the room but the internet was very slow and could not stream anything! F is absolutely looking forward to the sessions now, she is very very exited when she sees me, knowing that I ll provide some cats cinema. I pretty much recreated a similar scenario to the previous week with Kevin but I had to use my iPhone to stream the videos. I occasionally interact with her using foam blocks as I have done already in previous sessions as well as feathers. … Continue reading Feedback on Slowing Down Time research
These notes are part of the ongoing research work as part of Kelly Dobsons Slowing Down Time Project. Its detailed work, finding out about each of the individuals and artists Kevin McPhee and Francesca Nobilucci are working on a weekly … Continue reading Researching Slowing Down Time
The following is a presentation given in response to an essay/talk by Jessica Gogan, artist & curator living in Rio. Gogans’ essay is about a medicinal plant project which took place in Brazil. At first glance it has … Continue reading Text from ‘Exchange of Method’presentation as part of Artlink/Collective collaboration.
On The Ideas Team creative approaches and their impact on service users and staff Cherry road day centre provides day service for people with Complex support needs (relating to Autism, and behavioural, social and emotional support needs) or individual … Continue reading Liz Davidson – day centre manager. Presentation as part of Edinburgh University Disabilty Research Group – November 2015