Time to Stare Bursary

Residential bursaries for small to medium sized arts companies, individual practitioners and arts partnerships seeking to develop the first stage of a new work  

Supported by Arts Council England, B&R Productions have developed the residential Time To Stare Bursary Programme at The Studio in rural Three Oaks, East Sussex in response to the need for small and medium sized companies and arts partnerships to have time away from the daily demands of management and delivery, time to walk, think and dream, to generate and explore new ways of working, to take stock, develop ideas and strategy and equip themselves with the wherewithal to thrive in increasingly challenging circumstances, making work that reflects not only how we are now but how we will be and how we adapt to the demands of a rapidly developing world.

We are delighted to announce that the recipient of the first Time To Stare Bursary is Diana Scarborough, artist/ engineer.

Our panel of Mentors met on Thursday 22 November to go through a shortlist of six submissions which included projects from Eggtooth, William Patrick Harrison, Cathenka-Willits and Carousel. All applications were of a high standard and the selection panel had a very difficult call to make when assessing each for innovation, ambition, originality and viability. B&R Productions would like to thank all applicants and ask that you look out for our next Bursary announcement in early 2019. We would also like to thank the members of the panel for their rigorous and thoughtful assessment of each project.

Diana Scarborough will use her time at The Studio in February to develop her art-science project Sounds of Space into a more performative multi-disciplinary experience for audiences initially at Blue Dot Festival next year. She will also explore the interactive opportunities of Sounds of Space as an installation to complement the live performance.  The judges were struck by the ambition of this truly cross-disciplinary project and Diana’s entrepreneurial thinking beyond her sector.

 “A concept behind my practice is that by offering up drama, beauty and wonder of an ‘art show’ with a science talk, I can encourage debate, an exchange of ideas and promote out-of-the box critical thinking. I add emotional, political and visual impact to see if I can suggest or encourage a behavioural or ideological shift”

Diana Scarborough

Here are two sample projects of Diana’s - see more on her website and follow our Instagram account for updates.

 Aurora with Space Weather Influenced by Saturn and Jupiter (May 2017)   Using data received from Dr Nigel Meredith (BAS), sounds received by the Van Allen probes (Aug 30, 2012) that detect electric and magnetic components of plasma waves and radio waves which help understand the Sun’s influence on Earth and Near-Earth space. There is also a soundtrack from Saturn (Cassini RPWS) which is a source of intense radio emissions. These radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet. The aurora footage was filmed at Halley, Antarctica by BAS.

Aurora with Space Weather Influenced by Saturn and Jupiter (May 2017)

Using data received from Dr Nigel Meredith (BAS), sounds received by the Van Allen probes (Aug 30, 2012) that detect electric and magnetic components of plasma waves and radio waves which help understand the Sun’s influence on Earth and Near-Earth space. There is also a soundtrack from Saturn (Cassini RPWS) which is a source of intense radio emissions. These radio waves are closely related to the auroras near the poles of the planet. The aurora footage was filmed at Halley, Antarctica by BAS.

 Breaking Boundaries (Sep 2016)   UK artists Melissa Pierce Murray and Diana Scarborough, in collaboration with the Basque dance company Dantzaz, develop a multidisciplinary performance for the DIPC Passion for Knowledge science festival in San Sebastian, Spain.

Breaking Boundaries (Sep 2016)

UK artists Melissa Pierce Murray and Diana Scarborough, in collaboration with the Basque dance company Dantzaz, develop a multidisciplinary performance for the DIPC Passion for Knowledge science festival in San Sebastian, Spain.

Snapshot of time spent in The Studio courtesy of Acroujou

Earlier this year Jackson and Barney from Acrojou came for a short residency. Click here to see how they got on!

 
 

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