I bring together interesting and talented people from diverse backgrounds to make wonderful things happen. Sometimes up mountains, sometimes in Victorian Prison Cells, sometimes in the UK and sometimes abroad. Often using technology in new and imaginative ways. I've worked with people like Watershed, National Theatre Wales, NESTA, Historic Royal Palaces, BBC and Twitter to make playful things for adventurous audiences.
I decided to go freelance in January 2016, and am currently working on a range of projects either as a Producer, Curator or Creative Director. The type of work that I do fits into three areas; Helping artists and organisations to playfully integrate technology into their work, supporting Policy makers and large organisations to nurture the sector as it develops talent in this area, and designing adventurous experiences that use technology at a range of scales from intimate one-on-one interactions to city-wide games and performances that surprise and delight audiences. I love transforming space with technology and installation design, and am at my best creatively when working in response to an interesting location.
At the moment I’m working with NESTA and Arts Council Wales on the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales; with Historic Royal Palaces exploring how technology can be used to re-stage a Jacobean Masque in the Banqueting House in Whitehall Palace; with the BBC curating a day of talks and workshops around how different parts of the creative sector approach ideas development; with Twitter, curating an exhibition that showcases how artists are using the platform in beautiful and exciting ways; with Anagram and Knotch to create an immersive party at Cannes Lion Festival; with Watershed crafting stories for a storytelling Jukebox installation… With a few talks and panel sessions also planned for the summer.
Until last year, I was one of the Producers of REACT, and the Creative Producer of The Rooms Festival for Watershed. Before that, I spent 3 years as the Digital Associate of National Theatre Wales, where I was responsible for looking after the use of digital technology within productions, helping artists and creative teams to playfully integrate digital into their creative practice. I was also Digital Producer (freelance) at Battersea Arts Centre, and for four years ran an organisation called Arts Collective, which produced award-winning projects that brought together talent from many different disciplines to produce innovative, interactive experiences, perhaps the biggest being a Stage adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle with Stephen Fry and Fyfe Dangerfield, which ran to sell out audiences in London's West End.
I’m based in Bristol, UK and a resident of the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed. On this site you'll be able to find more information about some of the projects that I’ve worked on. Do get in touch if you'd like to know more, or have a chat about a project. You can find me on twitter as @katherine_ann.