Major new international collaboration to launch between York and Viborg — York Mediale

Major new international collaboration to launch between York and Viborg

The Open Call for artists to participate in Immersive Assembly Vol.2 is now open! Click the button below to learn more.

Immersive Assembly Vol II is ready to launch. We are delighted to announce, thanks to the support of Arts Council England and the Danish Embassy, we are collaborating with a fellow UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts (Viborg, Denmark), in creating unique international artist development opportunities. With the first volume of Immersive Assembly drawing to a close in December 2021 (more info on what happened here), we are pleased to announce that Volume 2 launches in April 2022, and our call for artists will be open next week. This volume is in partnership with Viborg Visuals, Viborg Kunsthal, The Animation Workshop, VIA University College and York Museums Trust.

The residency will support three UK and three Danish artists/studios to collaborate and produce a prototype project, to showcase at Viborg Animation Festival in September, and potentially in York at the end of the year.

An open call for artists based in York and North Yorkshire, and the Viborg region, will open next week. Key selection criteria will be the mediums in which they work (Animation, Performance and Play), their experience of immersive art & tech, their history of collaboration and their level of experience (we are looking for emerging and mid-career practitioners).

Immersive Assembly Vol 2: ‘Bodies and Geometry’ will explore the new affordances immersive media offers for bodily presence and spatial exploration, as well as our relationship to the ever-evolving spaces and bodies of the world we are now living in. Viborg is an incredible centre of animation and immersive media expertise, and the opportunities presented through our collaboration will be career-changing.