Women In Technology

News: 22/11/2014


Flying by the Seat of your Pants:
The Creative Act of Risk

Monday, 01 December 2014

New Wing

Join us for an evening of discussion based around the challenges of working with emerging technologies, led by women who take risks in their creative work. Whether it be drones, coding, or helicopters, each of these practitioners works with experimental and prototype technologies on high-risk live projects.

Keri Elmsly of ELMSLY produces extraordinary and bold projects for a remarkable range of UK and international contemporary artists and commissioners. Past projects have varied between site-specific, interactive and large-scale installations, touring shows, commercial projects, permanent public art commissions and artist-led collaborative projects and interventions.

Lauren Bowker is the founder of material exploration house T H E U N S E E N, a collective of alchemists, cutters, coders and anatomists. Graduating from Manchester School of Art before going on to study at the Royal College of Art, Lauren has exhibited at Paris Fashion Week, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Barbican and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Emma Boswell is co-founder of Helicopter Girls, specialists in shooting with remote aerial platforms. She is an accomplished producer and has worked on over thirty hours of primetime television for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky.

Doors open at 19.00 for a prompt 19.30 start.

As tickets are free, Somerset House’s policy is to overbook this event. Seats are allotted to ticketholders on a first-come, first-served basis: we aim to accommodate everybody, but unfortunately cannot guarantee admission.

Image: Loop 60Hz Transmissions From The Drone Orchestra © John Cale & Liam Young