Friday, August 5, 2011

Summer 2011 - Gary Peploe

Rural Projects is pleased to welcome Manchester, UK based artist, Gary Peploe for an August residency.

Gary Peploe was born in Bolton in 1973. A graduate of Interactive Arts B.A. at Manchester Metropolitan University and M.A. Creative Technologies at The University of Salford, he has worked in the media industry, notably with musicians New Order and The Doves. He was Creative Technologies Director of IDEA (Innovation in Digital and Electronic Arts). His video/film and video installation work has been shown nationally and internationally. He founded and is Creative Director of ‘Interval’ established December 2005. Gary is also a founder member of ‘Loosecollective’ an innovative design initiative with 21st century business model. He has worked as a consultant for Manchester’s ‘Bellyfeel’ interactive media company, which was awarded a Webby for 2007’s Crimeface, transmedia online narrative. He also won a ZKM award for Urban Cycles, an international collaboration which he instigated between Interspace, Bulgaria and IDEA, UK. He currently lectures at the University of Salford.
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Here is a video Gary shot during his residency:

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summer 2011 - Phil Constable

Phil Constable has returned to Rural Projects to revisit the piece he created the Summer of 2010, intending to adorn it with a silkscreen print (above). While in residence, Phil set up a printmaking project space. Please read about Phil's original residency in the Summer 2010 post.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer 2011 - Matthew Slaats

Matthew is an artist based in Hyde Park, NY. Beginning in the fall of 2010 Matt cleared a site in the woods of Rural Projects and prepared the ground for grass seed. This summer he will complete the preparation of the site for a cricket pitch. On August 6th he will engage guests with a performance piece held on the site.