Upon reaching the end of the Leeds Creative Labs, the feeling which echoed around the room from all the groups was that, we were only just getting started. It has felt like a short journey but one of great exploration, listening to all of the fascinating presentations from around the table revealed the different approaches to the academic / technologist collaboration.
A fundamental difference between the groups was the notion of product, for myself and Vlad, our collaboration was the core of what we researched and reflected on. The concept and design of the projected image which was the result of our conversations, we saw almost as a byproduct.
For myself this process of reflection, which we often spoke through on our meetings, has been a realisation. What I saw as boundaries to a collaboration, having a limit set by practice and methodology, in actual fact exist within the collaborator and the perceived physical limitations of the subject.
The ‘byproducts’ of our collaboration are as follows:
We developed a narrative of images to be projected in sequence relating to our conversations on the nature of data in space.
The first being a single image of a target:
The combined images which we are considering for a gallery piece is below:
The next steps is to seek further funding for the collaboration to investigate the moving image, commercial application and the placement of the work within a gallery context.