• me@johnwhall.art
  • Derby, UK

What are we saving, and why?

“Staff not furloughed have become ‘unproducers’ – dismantling the arrangements for future productions, exhibitions, festivals and events. It’s like producing, but with more pressure and no reward. Others are rapidly creating the digital offer through which you hope to keep an audience and demonstrate that, behind the shuttered facade, everything is fine – no, really, we’re coping, still working, thanks […]

Digital Participation: Attention Vs Co-creation

Digital Participation Expedition The second event in the Digital Participation Expedition with EMPAF focused on the levels and types of inputs participants have in digital engagement, while also opening discussion around the dangers of digital in our lives. The event looked at how these engagements present participants with real or presented power when it comes to creating and interacting with digital art work.  Hosted by Level Centre, who’s rural […]

Removing Digital and Making it Personal

Edited from original blog post for Derbyshire Creative Heritage Network 06/12/2018 MIDDLE BOUND: ‘EXPLORING THE SOCIAL FABRIC AT THE HEART OF ENGLAND’Participatory approaches to tackling themes of community, heritage, family, diversity, local history and industry. When I think back to Middle Bound, which took place at QUAD Feb – March 2018, I realise how easy it is to forget how […]