In my project, I would like to begin my research from local people and local grocery stores, so local food would be a great point to begin with. As I originated from China, I always think about the relationship between food and cultural identity. Food plays a significant role in shaping our cultural and personal identities. The dishes we eat, the ingredients we favour, and the recipes we cherish are all integral to our sense of self. Our food choices reflect our heritage, traditions, and upbringing, acting as a culinary roadmap to our past.
By exploring the connection between food and the local area, hopefully, I can discover ways of expressing myself and connecting with audiences on a deeper level. (Shoran Jiang)
Back in 2018 Pinghub UK, Pinghub Malaysia and Dreamstudio.io held an exhibition 'Silk Route through the Ages - Past Present and Future' a livestreamed VR collaboration between artists at Winn's Gallery, Walthamstow and Keeni Kessler Gallery Penang.
This was the first time Maureen Kendal, Alan Hudson and Fion Gunn worked together on an event and their interest in blended art projects was informed that experience. (photo above at the exhibition in Winn's Gallery)
Subsequently, they have been written a number of papers about how artists' practices are affected by immersive and other new technologies.
Below is a description of the first paper presented at
EVA London 2019, Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
Kendall, M., Mulla, M., Thomazi-Freitas, E. (2019) How Artists Can Develop Their Artwork, Its Market and Deliver Their Creative Content for Virtual Reality Environments?
Held annually in July, EVA London is one of the international Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conferences. It focuses on the development and application of visualisation technologies to various domains, including art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences, covering the burgeoning creative uses of digital media for works of art and creative productions. It is a networking event for groups and projects, including European projects.
Details on the conference can be found at:
More details on the project can be found at:
This is a first sketch for 'Fleet' an interactive installation by Fion Gunn which will feature in the Boundless: Transitions Exhibition @ APT Gallery in October. The fleet of imagined ships, space vessels & aircraft will emerge from suspended clouds and feature all kinds of interactivity - lights sound and movement triggered by visitors as they move around it. Some of the vessels will carry spices so the smells of cloves, cinnamon and coriander will add to its immersive feel. Images of the work in progress will be posted over the coming months.