Digital Arts & Creative Technology


Hosted by Alison Ballard & Mike Blow

Saturday 1 July 10am – 4pm –

Sunday 2 July 10am – 4pm 

Coming to Crewe Market Square this summer, Colony is a visually arresting and aurally entrancing work that transforms the environment into an alien landscape through light and sound.

These large, tactile, sonic sculptures allow the audience to experience the physicality of sound through listening, touching, and hugging.


Colony is a collaboration between visual artists Mike Blow and Alison Ballard.

Alison Ballard examines human relationships to objects, places, and one another through a range of mediums including film, installation, audio, and performance.

Mike Blow is an academic and artist working in interactive installation and performance. Mike is active in the DIY electronic music scene and recently performed Handel’s Messiah on his own homemade instruments as part of Max Reinhardt’s Instant Orchestra.

Hogarth Productions presents multi-disciplinary contemporary art events and new in non-traditional spaces, with a focus on attracting and engaging new audiences. Our work ranges from commissions tailor made to specific locations or environments as well as touring projects. We are Artistic Directors of The Whitley Arts Festival – an annual contemporary arts festival in Reading which has been a commissioning festival since 2009.

Produced by Hogarth Productions. Co-commissioned by Hogarth Productions and Oxford Contemporary Music with funding from Arts Council England and Reading Borough Council.