Sean Clarke is Creative Director of the Manchester based venue Texture and founder of the visuals-led Test Card project. Clarke’s focus is on events that help support community growth and provide a platform for local artists to explore the possibilities of audio-visual performance and multimedia composition, particularly though advancements in real-time performance software and hardware.
At Splice Festival 2017, Clarke will be hosting a one hour networking / open forum event. The aim, to be bring artists and event organizers from around the country together, to discuss and share ideas on topics surrounding the future direction and development of AV performance in the UK. The event will be split into four, fifteen-minute sections, with each section being a group conversation on a topic highlighted by the host. When the fifteen minutes are up the groups move and change, mixing everyone up and the process starts again with a new topic.
Participants are free to suggest topics, and these will likely include:
• How live performance technology allows new artists to explore different areas of their work
• Ways in which to engage with universities and schools to help further basic knowledge of the subject
• How to build a network of spaces around the country for artists to perform
• How to organize large events which help showcase this area of work.