Artist residency programme


A multidisciplinary, hybrid residency bringing together an international cohort of artists and technologists.

May – September 2022.

Immersive Assembly Vol.2 is a pilot programme for the developing cultural partnership between York and our fellow UNESCO City of Media Arts, Viborg, supported by Arts Council England and the Danish Embassy, and in partnership with Viborg Kunsthal, York Museums Trust and XR Stories. This hybrid artists residency brings together 4 UK and 2 Danish artists/studios to learn, share, network and play. This 6-month residency programme will support the artists in collaborating and creating a prototype project to showcase at Viborg Animation Festival in September. It will run in a hybrid format, beginning and ending with site-specific activity in York and Viborg comprising a series of online talks, sessions and workshops in between.

Immersive Assembly Vol 2: ‘Bodies and Geometry’, supported by Arts Council England and the Danish Embassy in London, will invite artists to consider how emergent technologies inform the relationship between bodies and geometry across ‘real’ and virtual contexts. This could be through exploring the changing thresholds of surveillance, the implications of variable identity, the potential to experience perspectives of others and provide richer experiences for those with visible and hidden disabilities, the power of play and new aesthetic possibilities afforded by immersive media.

Viborg is an incredible centre of animation and immersive media expertise, and the opportunities presented through our collaboration will be career-changing. To support the theme and create a grounded place from which the cohort can begin, we are partnering with Viborg Visuals, Viborg Kunsthal, The Animation Workshop, VIA University College and York Museums Trust, using local collections of art, artefacts and even the buildings themselves to spark new ideas, conversations and collaborations.



Rachel Briscoe
Pernille Kofoed
B Wijshijer
Antonio Roberts
Alexander Whitley
Studio McGuire
Kit Monkman

Cohort Team 1


Aaron Howell

Aaron Howell works across film, animation and audio-visual installation to explore the intersection of creative technologies and contemporary performance.
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Lydia Cottrell

Lydia is a dancer and choreographer based between Leeds and York who creates multi-disciplinary performance. She  makes performance, curates, produces, writes and interrogates culture and technology through her work.

Philip Piaget

Philip Piaget is an award winning filmmaker, animator and visual artist from Mexico City, Mexico and is currently the CEO and Creative Director of Ouros Animation.

Cohort Team 2


Humira Imtiaz

Humira is a Playwright, Director, Facilitator & Creative Technologist; they are the Assistant Producer at ARC Stockton, Co-Facilitator for My Life Productions, Schools Project Co-ordinator for One Tenth Human & member of the Women in Immersive Technologies Europe through their Metaverse Creation Lab 2022. 

Rozi Fuller

Rozi Fuller has built a freelance career applying animation to a variety of contexts and has recently begun exploring projecting onto 3D forms, using AR, staging projections within a space, and using interactive technology to enable audiences to participate directly with the artwork. 

Davide Ghiraldini

Davide's performances question, explore and evoke magical experiences in culture, art and in the everydayness.

Project Prototypes



Rozi Fuller / Humira Imtiaz / Davide Ghiraldini
A philosophical journey out of your body
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Lydia Cottrell / Philip Piaget / Aaron Howell
A digital wellness experience

Supported By

The project is supported by Arts Council England & The Danish Embassy in London. It is presented in collaboration with Viborg Visuals, The Animation Workshop VIA University College, Viborg Kunsthal, the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces, Mediale, Guild of Media Arts, York Museums Trust and XR Stories.