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>>ANNOUNCING<<

SPUR.WORLD is LIVE!!

ONLINE EXHIBITION LAUNCH DATE:  1st APRIL 2021
VIRTUAL TOUR and OPENING EVENT: 8th APRIL 2021 at 7pm RSVP
Across workshops, collaboration, and mentorship the fifteen SPUR residents explore the boundaries of their digital practice through a pseudo-identity. In the culmination of this period of research and exchange, SPUR.WORLD employs the avatars’ speculative look informing digital identity and environment.
Consisting of fifteen virtual worlds, the online exhibition represents the subconscious domain of the residents' custom avatars. Working within themes and representations of mysticism, ritual, and the natural world, the collective utilizes game engine technology to form complex yet cohesive narratives.
Housed within SPUR.BOT, a software-derived creature with tentacles expanding throughout the network, the exhibition expands from its unearthly central hub. Nebulous and unbound the viewer navigates the space by interacting with a series of avatar-generated icons. The access points to new worlds, the selected icon teleports the viewer to a plane of the avatar’s subconscious.
Developed in Unity, a cross-platform 3D game engine, each world is constructed as a three-dimensional interactive environment. Building from traditional methods of Live Action Role Play (Larp) and Real Game Play (RGP) the exhibition unfolds as the viewer moves through its varied realms. A series of hybrid worlds layered with audio, text, and video works SPUR.WORLD envelopes its viewer within a series of artist-generated landscapes, fueling the instinctual desire for escapism, play, and a brief moment outside of our physical selves.



SPUR.WORLD ARTISTS:
Zhang OO, Sade Arellano, Nicholas Delap, Emma Dolan, Jordan Edge, Arieh Frosh, Benjamin Hall, Yifan He, Elijah Kennedy, Nayu Kim, Kerolaina Linkevica, Niamh Lynch, Kinnari Saraiya, and Ellie Towers.

SPUR.WORLD represents the first in a series of  public programming events. Please join SPUR artists and mentors Thursday APRIL 8th, 2021 at 7pm GMT for the online tour and opening event to celebrate the launch of the SPUR.WORLD virtual exhibition. Led by exhibiting artist and SPUR.WORLD developer Ben Hall, the event will consist of an informal walk-through of the exhibition and presentations by the SPUR artists.

Forthcoming virtual world additions include a collaborative project between Mycological Twist and a selection of SPUR Community artists to launch on April 15th, 2021. As well as a DAAD Futurist online environment led by curator Helen Starr and artists Salama Noor, Kinnari Saraiya and Yifan He launching in early May.


SPUR will be working with the following hosting partners across the UK:
SPUR will be working with the following hosting partners across the UK: Arebyte, London
Chaos Magic, Nottingham
D Unit, Bristol
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Palfrey, London
QUAD, Derby
Detailed programme and partnership hosting schedule to be announced

SPUR is produced by
Chaos Magic, Omsk Social Club and D-Unit.
SPUR.WORLD website:
Joel Cocks and Multimodal
SPUR.WORLD virtual exhibition build:
Ben Hall
Graphic Design:
PARADYME
Creative Producer: 
Megan Broadmeadow
Head of Public Programme:
Julia Greenway


SPUR is presented in partnership with 
Chaos Magic of Nottingham and  D UNIT Bristol, Omsk Social Club, Arts University Bournemouth, Liverpool John Moores University, Cursor,
WARP, Resolume and Palfrey.
ECO has generously provided support
for forthcoming micro residency
for the SPUR community.

SPUR.WORLD
and its public programme are generously supported by Arts Council England.
SPUR
is produced and directed by
Joey Holder




D- UNIT is a brand new project space in Bristol


Set up by Artist Megan Broadmeadow and Edward Metcalf (CURSOR video).
D-UNIT aims to provide exhibition opportunities for Bristol based artists as well as bringing in artists from across the UK.


D-UNIT has a social distance aware exhibition space, workshop, studios and video editing suite.






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HIRE/ RENT

Studios

We have open plan and  self contained studios which are available for long term rentals.


Workshop

We have a ‘messy’ making space suitable for short term projects.


The Loading Bay

The Loading bay space is available to hire for filming projects or short term rental.


Desk Space

We can provide desk space as part of any of the above hire options if required.








︎RESIDENTS  


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D- UNIT is home to the following artists:


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Abi Hubbard

Artist, Propmaker, Costumes
https://abihubbard.co.uk/

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Calypo Spritz
Aritst, Animator, Music
https://calypospritz.com/

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Cursor Video

3D animation, technical design, projection
https://www.cursor.video/


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Megan Broadmeadow

Artist, VR filmaker, Propmaker
http://www.meganbroadmeadow.com/

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Pedro Mealha
Designer / Maker
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/pedromealha

















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FIND US

We will be opening in October for public events.


CONTACT

dunit.space@gmail.com