Will's commission was developed during a residency between September and December 2015, which aimed to provide an opportunity for an artist to research and develop new work, work alongside LEVEL artists and explore the creative culture of learning disabled people.
The brief was to create a new artwork that provides an automatic interactive performance space/environment for people with a learning disability, to be located in the corridor at LEVEL as well as online.
Abstract Playground AP1 was made using Unity. You can find the interactive online version here.
For over 25 years, LEVEL has pioneered the transformative power of the arts to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities. Today, the LEVEL Centre brings to rural Derbyshire the kind of contemporary arts space, facilities and technical resources normally only found in cities. A development centre for artists in rural Derbyshire, LEVEL is home for its world-leading arts projects with learning disabled people, as well as a treasure trove of resources and contemporary workspace for artists everywhere.
LEVEL is a workshop and event space, a training centre, a space for artists developing new creative ideas and an exhibition and installation gallery.
LEVEL creates stimulating arts with over 6,000 people every year, developing and promoting the creativity and creative culture of people with learning disabilities, locally, nationally and internationally.
Will Hurt lives and works in Norwich. He uses computers to create abstract animation and digital prints, ranging from simple geometric forms to complex masses of thousands of objects, exploring the relationship between digital space, digital objects and time.
Computers, programming and 3D graphics are central to his practice, and he often creates and shows work in realtime graphics engines, meaning they have indefinite run times and never repeat exactly.
His influences include Minimalist Painting, Brutalist Architecture and Abstract Film.