DIY: 2005 – LIVE FEED: A spirited amateur’s guide to live and wireless video

A weekend residential laboratory led by Melissa Bliss

Friday 20 May (starting 5pm), Saturday 21 May and Sunday 22 May 2005

Video often plays a part in our practices as integral to the work or as a means of documenting it. Video is now cheap, versatile and robust enough that we can treat it in a more playful way, with less reverence. Artists across disciplines are exploring the possibilities of live feeds in performances, cameras worn on the body, remote links between different locations within one room or across the world.

Live Feed is a laboratory of practical collaborative experimentation and review with low-cost, low-resolution components like tapeless cameras, wireless pinhole cameras, radio links and video on mobile phones. Live Feed is not about editing, post-production, computers or software.

Participants should come with a willingness to foster creative research through open-hearted sharing and on the spot collaborations.

Application procedure
Live Feed is aimed at artists working in Live Art and / or anyone who is interested in the intersection of performance and live and wireless video. This project is part-funded by Arts Council England, South East so priority will be given to artists living or working in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.

Places are limited to 15 and participants will be selected by application.  Applications are invited to send in a short statement about their interest in the lab, suggest a creative experiment they wish to explore, a short biography and contact details (max 400 words).

Your application should be sent to [email protected] by 6pm on Monday 25 April 2005.  Melissa will let you know by Monday 2 May 2005 if you have been selected.

Costs, Accommodation and meals will be provided but you will be asked for a contribution of £25 towards costs.

You are also responsible for your travel costs to the venue in Kent (return train fares to Ashford International from the south east area are in the range of £20-£35).

It may be possible for partners and kids to come too to enjoy the quiet rural location. These places will cost more as they will not be subsidised. If you are interested in this please state in your application.

The Organiser
Melissa Bliss is an artist working in London. Her work is concerned with relationships between people and their local environment and with witnessing. Recently she has been creating guided walks and films for mobile phones. She is currently working on a series of films shot on mobile phones for the EASTInternational exhibition in Norwich.

Any questions?
If you have questions about Live Feed you can contact Melissa at [email protected]

To view documentation of Live Feed please visit

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