Ambient Jam feasibility study 1 (What concrete information do we need to…
Ambient Jam feasibility study 1
What structures and resources do we need to test out connectivity for AJ ?
Breaking down elements into their components - along different senses or art forms - to properly test them: A zoom or phone cluster specifically on sound and music; a moving light cluster; a cluster that matches light to sound; a sensory box cluster.
Different clusters of AJ collective artists needed to test out different components together.
A structure-series of rehearsals and creative plannings for the AJ collective - split into clusters and then coming together as one so aligning media- programmed over 6 months, and some before we fold in any other members
Create a series of trial 'clusters' based on different members their communication pathways
Individual bespoke messages via
post, whattsapp or email using , sound, digital media, sensory boxes, shoes or objects.
AJ team work on AJ1 members.
AJ2 teams work on AJ2 members
Depending on the different skills our artists artists have, and as we have done with letters to TB, matching different artists to specific members. Also based on the depth of relationships and particular communication pathways.
Bespoke and specially designed working score cards for carer staff or family to do with each member at home, with composed music.
Ambient Jam collective zoom events
Using our SDDS model once we are ready for a bigger zoom event - maybe in June: one rehearsal the day before with the team of artists and volunteers to co-create a working score. Then the AJ zoom event the following day using this working score.
Zoom events will need to be more choreographed and structured to begin with, given the challenge of sound, the complexity of movement and screen share and the diverse communication pathways of each member (and our artists too). New working scores created for each one, if we are to get the most out of this medium.
Create a series of consecutive small cluster zoom 'rehearsals' like 5 in a row that focus on different aspects and gradually fold in a few of our members, before we do bigger zoom events.
Zoom improvisation might need an orchestrator: as we have done with previous events such as CCA and Swiss Church.
"Zoom privileges image over sound"
"We can push the form to see what its really capable of doing."
Feasibility creates opportunities for more focused in-depth enquiry for AJ.
There has been a need for more detailed bespoke work for some time, which we have tried to convey in numerous Wellcome bid drafts
These ideas link to how we worked with a few on Wilderness Tales and how we used to work with James in the past
More indepth co-creation and collaboration with family members and key workers: Gill and Lizzie Manvill, Claire Major
What concrete information do we need to start.
How much budget do we have for both AJ's if no new funding is successfull?
Feasibility time span: 6 months?
Can we re-shape this budget to suite the new architecture for feasibility?
Now we know the feasibility enquiry is free for our members as we trial out different ideas, does this decrease the funding available?
How might we shape budgets for individual artists to focus their communication design in the time they need.
Finding out what different resources different houses have or can cope with in terms of digital media, whattsapp, phones, computers and which allocated staff.
Before the AJ collective zoom on 1st May, might be nice to have a little cluster session with 3 artists and Lucy the week before or in the morning.