Slate Weekender Masterclass: Making Your Own Open Source Archive/Creation for Black Artists

Workstation (Creative Lounge), Sheffield
15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX

Fri 13 Sept | 1 - 4pm
FREE - but booking required

Taking place as part of Black Arts World: Slate Weekender - a showcase of the new wave of Black* artists in the North.

Led by Maya Chowdhry, this workshop will introduce you to ‘Twine’ (free tool) and show you how to harness its powers in your practice. You will create your artist archive or game/interactive fiction/digital poem etc.

Participants are invited to bring some source material you wish to use in the session such as text, video, audio and images.

Open to all, no previous skills required. Best on a laptop or tablet (or possibly phone).

Maya Chowdhry is an interactive artist, poet and theatre-maker. Her work has traversed radio, theatre, live art, and video — all of which influence her current creative practice. She is currently using digital storytelling and interactive theatre-making to create immersive and democratic experiences for audiences. Her recent work has explored climate justice, seed sovereignty and food justice.

To book a place on this masterclass, click here.

Supported by City of Ideas and Slate – an Eclipse movement

Curated by: Melanie Abrahams

Producing Team: Melanie Abrahams, Sai Murray, Asher Jael, Grace Lee

City of Ideas is a partnership of major cultural organisations in the Cultural Industries Quarter area in Sheffield, led by Site Gallery. Through ambitious public art commissioning, collaborative events and talks programmes, and a critical exploration of the value of public space in contemporary cities, City of Ideas will make tangible the international impact of Sheffield's home-grown cultural talent and radically influence how city centres will look in the future.

City of Ideas Partners: Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Showroom Workstation, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Children's Media Conference, Eclipse Theatre, Forced Entertainment and Artworks. Funded by Arts Council’s Ambition for Excellence fund.

*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalized for their race or ethnicity.

Slate Weekender Masterclass: Making Your Own Open Source Archive/Creation for Black Artists