An in-person skill sharing session facilitated by artist Niya B based on the process of creating 360 VR video.
Niya B will be leading a New Tricks workshop that demystifies the process of creating 360 video and demonstrates software and hardware suitable for small budget art projects. You will be introduced to performing in 360 video, the different camera options, filming in 360, stitching footage together, editing as well as the different headsets and applications.
This workshop is suitable for participants with no prior experience. Laptops will be provided on the day but you are welcome to use your own if you feel more comfortable. Niya will also be available to answer any questions you have about your own 360 video projects.
We encourage participants to watch Niya’s film in the gallery before taking part in the workshop. After the workshop participants will also be able to have an induction into Site Gallery’s Community Editing Suite, our free community resource where you can continue your creative projects in your own time.
This event will take place on the top floor of our building and is wheelchair accessible via a lift. There are accessible toilets on the same floor.
Niya B is a transfeminist artist, working at the intersections of visual art and performance. She explores themes related to ecology, posthumanism, (trans)gender politics, class and equity in health and wellbeing. As a counteraction to political polarisation, Niya seeks to establish intimacy with her audience, creating a meditative space of vulnerability, affect and interdependence. Her work departs from the personal to expand beyond representation and identity politics.
Niya has shown work in exhibitions, festivals, live art events and academic conferences including Tate Britain and The Yard Theatre (London), CCA (Glasgow),
Performance Space (Folkestone), NEoN festival (Dundee); 5th Thessaloniki Biennale; 5th Moscow Biennale; International Print Biennale (Newcastle);
Goldsmiths University of London; University of Leeds. Niya has been supported by a-n, Jerwood Arts, Arts Council England, the British Council and the Cultural Institute Leeds among others. Her work has been featured in Elephant magazine, Dazed and Future Now/Aesthetica Art Prize.
Image credit: photo supplied by the artist.