What Pete’s up to

Taken from my Apil 4th newsletter

Regular stuff

Unless I have something specific on, I’m down to staff the BOM gallery every Friday from 2:30 to 5pm. If you’re passing, do pop in and say hi. (On other days I’m very likely to be around so just ask.)

April and May stuff

Mid April I’m going to Belgrade in Serbia for the Resonate conference and festival. This is a research trip, as always, where I hope to get my mind stretched by interesting people, but I’ll also be looking to talk about Speculative Cameras with folks.

During the Flatpack Film Festival I’m co-running a Pecha Kucha Night on April 20th. We’ve got some good speakers confirmed and will be announcing names later this week. Tickets on sale here.

The fortnight overlapping the end of April and the start of May will see our Camera Obscura R&D artworks being performed. This will be a big deal. You will hear all about it in the next newsletter.

The Fortress Photography Workshop, in association with University of Birmingham’s Empires of Emptiness exhibition, has a date. It’s on Saturday April 30th for five hours and tickets cost £20.

The day after is the Digbeth Photo Walk for May. You are permitted to go on both if you so wish.

On Saturday 14th I’m running my first photo walk in the Bournville area for Arts Forum Selly Oak‘s SOAK festival. It’s free and I think the title will be “Bournville is really quite odd”.

May 18th is another Pecha Kucha, this time for the International Dance Festival.

May 22nd is the quarterly Spaghetti Junction photo walk.

And then we’re in to June, which can wait.

Exciting news

I’ve been awarded a scholarship for an Experimental Capture Workshop in Colorado in July run by Golan Levin, one of the key figures in what passes for “my field”. I still have to get there but the fees are covered. This could well change everything, or at least nudge it along a bit.

It also means I have a deadline to finally teach myself Git and OpenFrameworks so I’m technically competent enough to benefit from it. So if anyone wants to learn those with me…