SPUR - a virtual residency platform uniting international graduates working across digital mediums. Spanning workshops, collaboration, and mentorship, the residency program facilitates new methodologies for working collectively online.

The fourteen SPUR residents explore the boundaries of their digital practice through a pseudo identity. In the culmination of this period of research and exchange, SPUR.WORLD employs the avatars’ speculative look in forming digital identity and environment.

Consisting of fourteen virtual worlds, the online exhibition represents the subconscious domain of the residents' custom avatars. Working within themes and representations of mysticism, ritual, and the natural world, the collective utilises game engine technology to form complex yet cohesive narratives.

572-Rebekka’s Bag O’Bones

572-𝘙𝘦𝘣𝘦𝘬𝘬𝘢'𝘴 𝘉𝘢𝘨 𝘖'𝘉𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 is a dispersed system of bags of bones. When clicked on, each bag reveals narratives, observations, sensory encounters and operates as a probabilistic network - the order of bags chosen influences the text, videos, and images seen. 

572-𝘙𝘦𝘣𝘦𝘬𝘬𝘢'𝘴 𝘉𝘢𝘨 𝘖'𝘉𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 mediates on rigid & malleable; bone & sack; exoskeleton & soft inner (an inversion), in relation to categorisation processes.

The work features films and conversations conducted at The Lemba Archaeological Research Centre, Cyprus.  

SPUR main website
SPUR.world exhibition portal (unity)
572-Rebekka’s Bag O’Bones (unity)
PALFREY, London feature

Zhang OO, Sade Arellano, Nicholas Delap, Emma Dolan, Jordan Edge, Arieh Frosh, Benjamin Hall, Yifan He, Elijah Kennedy, Nuka Nayu, Kerolaina Linkevica, Niamh Lynch, Kinnari Saraiya, and Ellie Towers.

SPUR is produced by Chaos Magic, Omsk Social Club and D-UNIT.

SPUR is presented in partnership with Arts University Bournemouth, Liverpool John Moores University, Cursor, WARP, Resolume, and PALFREY. 

SPUR and its public programme are generously supported by Arts Council England.

SPUR.WORLD and resulting programming is hosted by the following UK partners: Arebyte, London; Chaos Magic, Nottingham; D-UNIT, Bristol; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; PALFREY, London; QUAD, Derby.