Digital and Arts Worlds Collide At Ground-Breaking Technology Event In Macclesfield

PEOPLE interested in the creative space where digital arts meet business technology are invited to attend a free event bringing together awe-inspiring gadgets, original art installations and industry experts.   ‘CONVERGENCE’ is a symposium developed by two Cheshire organisations SHIFT and WEAVE and will take place at Macclesfield Town Hall

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Dreamy Digital Discoveries: our animation

Last October we took over Little Moreton Hall with Wild Rumpus and sound artist Scanner to create Dreamy Digital Discoveries: a stop motion animation film drawn and created by children with a soundtrack scored by Scanner. Check out the wonderful animation here: The imaginations of the children totally amazed us,

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Windsocks at Treacle Market

This summer SHIFT was delighted to host new media and electronic artist Laura Pullig at the Treacle Market in Macclesfield. As well as her plant synth workshop, Laura brought one of her wind powered illuminating windsocks. It took Laura a lot of experimentation to finalise the electronic circuits, which used

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Plants & Synths at Just So festival

This August new media and electronic artist Laura Pullig brought her plants & synths workshop to Just So festival as part of the SHIFT summer programme. These workshops allow people to build their own plant synths and make weird sounds with plants, leaves and moss.  Laura has created a plant

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Tales of the Town

This June SHIFT commissioned artist ensemble One Five West to create interactive curiosity cabinets across Bollington, located at Clarence Mill, the rec, Market Place, St John’s Church and the viaduct. Each cabinet contained memories of people in the town that related to themes such as community, work and play. Artists

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Watch our full video of the Town Talk with Daito Manabe

Following the World Premiere of Daito Manabe’s COSMOS commission for Jodrell Bank’s Lovell Telescope at Bluedot festival, he joined us in July for our Town Talk to discuss the work. Developed in partnership with Abandon Normal Devices and SHIFT, this inaugural commission for COSMOS, a flagship international artist residency and

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Laurence Payot and ‘Living Sculpture’ featured in Sky News Swipe

Did you manage to catch ‘Living Sculpture’ this spring that we brought to Crewe train station Platform 6 waiting room? The artist behind the piece, Laurence Payot, is featured in this episode of Sky News’ technology show Swipe. Check out her work here as well as some other awesome digital

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Town Talk: Scanner – How to Make Art from Life

This July, ahead of his installation The Dreamer is Still Asleep, Scanner took over the Weave Town Talk to tell us all about how to make art from life… Catch the full recording of his talk, where he talks about who he is and what he makes, below. Over the

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Regina Vs Turing and Murray

This September artist collective Re-Dock presented a new immersive play using Virtual Reality (VR) experiences reflecting on the trial of Alan Turing at the court in Knutsford. Sixty-five years ago this spring, Alan Turing was found guilty of gross indecency and handed down a sentence of chemical castration.  You can

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Digital Discovery Family Day at Little Moreton Hall

On Saturday 14th October we hosted a digital discovery day with Little Moreton Hall. Workshops were led by International composer and sound artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) and local art collective Wild Rumpus, creators of the Just So festival. Visitors created an animation and accompanying soundtrack inspired by the dream anecdotes

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