Digital Arts & Creative Technology

Crewe: Beyond Ultimate Reality – Creative Digital Art

Hosted by SHIFT

Crewe: Beyond Ultimate Reality is an exciting digital project for young people in Crewe…

A group of young people aged 12-17 will create the future of Crewe together. We’ll meet in weekly sessions (on Monday early evenings), culminating in a big public event in October.

What is Crewe: Beyond Ultimate Reality?

Crewe: Beyond Ultimate Reality is a library creative arts programme engaging young people in critical thinking & creativity through exploring interactive hands-on activities and workshops. Working with socially engaged participatory artist collective Re-Dock, this group will design public access activity in the form of holiday programmes, culminating in a high profile event in October. Designed to explore the reality of young people in Crewe now and in the future, what is beyond ultimate reality for Crewe?

How?

Re-Dock will work with a dedicated group of Young People to co-produce a big public facing event in October. Ideas explored will be the future of Crewe, asking the Young People to imagine their future, their place in it and explore it in an artistic way. The programme is inspired by Cheshire author Alan Garner’s novel Red Shift which states Crewe is the ‘Ultimate Reality’.

If you are aged 12 – 17 and are interested in getting involved get in touch!

When: Monday 4pm – 5:30pm from June – October
Where: Crewe Library, Crewe Lifestyle Centre, Moss Square, Crewe, CW1 2BB
Contact: Tom Appleby 01270 375295

Download our flyer: A5 flyer

For events 23rd July – 28th August, download our summer schedule flyer: A5 flyer Summer

Funded by Arts Council England and Cheshire East Council.

About Re-Dock

Led by artists and filmmakers, Hwa Young Jung, Tim Brunsden, Sam Meech & Neil Winterburn, Re-Dock are a community interest company established in 2008 to develop and deliver high quality creative projects throughout the North West of England and beyond.

Enquiries: Contact Us

Re-Dock is

  • a collective of artists working with people and technology
  • a laboratory for developing strong, playful, interdisciplinary projects
  • a supportive network of peers and collaborators
  • a repository for knowledge-sharing and research
  • a space for unpicking and working through creative practice

Our Work

Flagship projects such as “A Small Cinema” and “Open Source Swan Pedalo” (both ongoing) highlight our organic and expansive approach to the journey an artwork may take and we place special emphasis on the value of investing in host community resources and integrating the voices of many.  Another recent collaboration “Mapping and Memory” brought into focus a very important strand of our work emphasising the importance of individual stories and using lo-tech interfaces to collect and map people’s ideas and memories.  Public manifestations through exhibitions, events and presentations are supported by ongoing research and development and we welcome dialogue with other practitioners globally.

Collaborations

We work with a ever-growing network of artists (across all forms including filmmaking, poetry, technology and performance) festivals, organisations local authorities, research councils and major institutions (including Liverpool Biennial, University of Liverpool, FACT, National Museums Liverpool) taking a critical approach to technology and placing an emphasis on novel ways to share art practice in public environments.

Re-Dock can create and manage strong partnerships for interdisciplinary projects and bring a sense of play into the mix. We have a commitment to developing a robust and transparent methodology for creative practitioners exploring unconventional collaborative relationships in the arts.  We support the development of creative practice through our workshops, networks, work-placements, and research activities, which we document through our online presence.