Anya Stewart Maggs
Filmmaking and Photography

Automation and Me
Northern Sound Collective
Leeds International Festival 2019
Automation and Me was a two day feminist Hackathon for women and non-binary people, that examined themes such as authorship, accountability, agency, bias and openness. It brought together twenty local, national and international academics, artists and technologists to collaboratively develop new works in an intensive making period across two days in May 2019 during Leeds International Festival.

Watch the video here

Video: Anya Stewart Maggs
Music: Robin Buckley

Akeelah Bertram 
Various Venues, Leeds
Ultiverse: Research and Development, 2017

In 2017 artist Akeelah Bertram, invited technologist Joanne Armitage and composer Aron Kyne to undertake a 30 day R&D to introduce complex interactions to Ultiverse. I documented the developments with the iteractive artworks, audience responses through interviews and the final installation. These public events took place in 3 phases, at Leeds Corn Exchange, Wharf Chambers and East Street Arts’ Patrick Studios. 

Watch the video here, and find out more about the project here

Ultiverse Live, 2018

In 2018 Akeelah Bertram worked with collaborators, participants and a live audience to build a conversational environment and create a live Encounter. The Encounter is an emotive journey inspired by the migration experiences of residents in Leeds. In the environment audience movement triggers voices, sounds and light responses. A collaboration residency at Union 105 resulted in a special event at The Tetley for Light Night Leeds.

Watch the video here, and find out more about the project here.

Ultiverse Video Essay (WIP)

Drawing on three months of footage from the collaborative process that took place in the summer of 2018, as well as footage from earlier iterations, I am currently working with Akeelah to create an experiemental video essay that documents the temporary community that was built during the project. 

Aurora Schools Workshops
Invisible Flock
Liverpool 2018
In the run up to Aurora (a large scale immersive installation), Invisible Flock and FACT Liverpool ran workshops with four local schools in Dingle and Toxteth, and explored improvisation, instruments and the importance of water. The workshops were led by James Hamilton and Simon Fletcher, which culminated in a magical performance in Toxteth Reservoir.

Aurora was part of Liverpool 2018, a year long programme of cultural projects to mark the tenth anniversary of Liverpool being European Capital of Culture. A partnership led by FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) Liverpool City Council, Invisible Flock, and Dingle 2000. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and British Council.

Watch the video here

You can also watch the video of the main Aurora installation that I edited here, the footage was shot by Sodium Films.

The Body in Sound
Joanne Armitage and Greta Eacott
An evening of performances and installations by Joanne Armitage and Greta Eacot, at Fuse Art Space, Bradford. Supported by the Centre for Practice-led Research in the Arts.

Watch the video here

Poor Image Projects
2018 - Present 
Established in Leeds in 2018 with artist Bethan Hughes, Poor Image Projects is a nomadic event platform for the collective exploration of audiovisual and moving image art forms.

Documentation by Jules Lister

Find out more on the PIP website here

PIP has been supported by Lumen Arts, Axis Web, Arts Council England, Leeds Inspired, and the Leeds for Life Foundation. 

Press and Media:

2019 Corridor 8 Review by Omari Swanston-Jeffers, PIP8: Double 6 by Ashley Holmes and R.I.P.Germain

2019 Poor Image Projects blogpost by Lumen Arts

2018 Corridor 8 Review by Anna Ratcliffe, PIP 1: Harriet Rickard