PUSH LAB – Into Digital: Reconfiguring a Creative Practice

Chaired by HOME Creative Technologist Dan Hett, this panel will discuss and explore the changing nature of our creative practices, as the world emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.

As artists, curators, and audiences we’re spinning back up to activity over new and completely shifted digital terrain.

How has our creative world changed, and what does this mean for the full spectrum of creative practitioner? Where do we go from here, and how do we start?

The first session will focus on digitally adapted work. With the restrictions of the pandemic, how were we pushed to move into the digital / online s[ace? What were the challenges or having to pivot from live work to online, and what did we learn? Has this shift changed the way in which you make work, reach audiences, and exist as an artist or entity?

Following a short break for a brew and a natter, the panel will shift their focus to discussing how you can begin to interrogate your own practice, and begin to explore the best technologies, platforms, and collaborators for new or reconfigured work. Which format, what approach, and what are the benefits and drawbacks? The panel will also dive into new forms of audience interaction in digital and online spaces, and look at what to consider around accessibility, sustainability, and participation.

This event will run in two parts from 10.30am – 12.00pm and 12.15 – 2pm, with a comfort break in between.

The Panel

Jason Crouch (Experienced MCR crossdisciplinary artist and academic)

Vicky Clarke (MCR independent sound artist and FutureEverything producer)

Rachel Briscoe (of Fast Familiar)

Symone (MCR-based movement/theatre artist moving into early stage digital)

Who is this for?

This in conversation will look at both individual artists and organisational approaches to creative practice, therefore it is suitable for makers, visual artists, producers, directors, actors, venues, programmers you name it! All welcome.

Update 9 December 2021

Due to the announcement regarding covid regulations on 8 December, currently all the events in PUSH LAB have a limited capacity to allow for social distancing to take place. If the guidelines change the capacity will be increased. 



Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £5 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our events.

This event will be BSL interpreted.