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Glyndŵr University partners creative technology group for international digital event

28 March 2011

International digital artists descended on North Wales for a major event showcasing talent from across the performing arts.

Bloc: Creative Industry Wales, in partnership with Glyndŵr University, held the Performing Pixels event at Prestatyn’s Scala Cinema today on 25 March 2011.

The event included performances, presentations and installations from five continents, including Oscar-winning visual effects master Nick Brookes, appearing live by satellite from Los Angeles.

School and college pupils from across North Wales, as well as figures from across the region’s creative industries, shared ideas and took part in workshops and discussions.

Coming less than a week before Glyndŵr University’s new Centre for Creative Industries is launched this coming Thursday, Performing Pixels reflects the university’s focus on the opportunities offered by emerging technologies, according to Dr Stuart Cunningham, the university’s academic lead for the creative industries.

Dr Cunningham said: “Performing Pixels is an excellent fusion of technology and the arts, featuring the work of artists from all over the world. The northern bloc project offers a range of exciting artistic events right here in North Wales and exemplifies the ethos of the new Centre for the Creative Industries at the University.”

Among the artists involved were poet Rhys Trimble, as well as performer and choreographer Angharad Harrop and Brazilian musician Ruan de Vargas, linking up across the Atlantic for a special performance made possible by video technology.

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