Andy Abbott is working with us as an Associate Artist on a digital immersive project on the future of work.
During the last year, Andy has worked with In-Situ on a series of VR films, commissioned by Pendle Borough Council’s #makeitinpendle scheme to bring young people closer to the world of work in Pendle. These will be launched at events this Autumn.
As an Associate Artist, he will now take these as the starting point for a wider piece of immersive, digital work that explores the future of work in Pendle and Lancashire, bringing local young people and businesses into a dialogue around unemployment and careers.
Artist Andy Abbott creates immersive digital experience that connect people and place. His recent social projects include Lutopia (2018) – an immersive video game environment with local people in Luton combining a fantasy and real life versions of the town, What the Walls Say, Oxford (2018) and Centre for Dark Matter, Wakefield (2016).
This project continues to develop our recent work with community organisation Building Bridges. Under our shared #talkingsociety programme, we have co-hosted a series of digital talking events Pendle 2050 – bringing people together to imagine a not so distant future Pendle.
In-Situ acknowledges the support of Pendle Borough Council in commissioning five VR films for use in Pendle schools as part of #makeitinpendle, and the support of the five featured businesses