Third Thursdays: April Commissioned Artists

Director Jamie Wyld tells us more about the new commissioned work from a range of Brighton-based artists…


April marks the end of this pilot season of Brighton Third Thursdays. Curated by videoclub and part of the ABCD Cultural Recovery Plan, Third Thursdays have been taking place in Brighton city center since December 2021. An opportunity for all residents and visitors alike, to participate in and enjoy exhibition openings, film projections, events, and performances from local musicians.


Director Jamie Wyld tells us more about the new commissioned work from a range of Brighton-based artists…


For April’s Third Thursday, there are several exciting projects that are supported through the Third Thursday open submission exhibition and commission fund, here is what you can expect to see: 

 Remembering Place by Thomas Buckley is a shifting collection of animation and footage inspired by Buckley’s work as an artist working with memories. Remembering Place is a collage of memories collected from the people of Brighton & Hove by the artist. Shown via projection, memories will float in the air above Gardner Street, evoking ghostly recollections of the past.

Exploring Senses have worked with young people at Brighton Youth Centre to create an animation reflecting on youth mental health. Working with animator, Jonathan Klahr and artists from Exploring Senses, young people have used a variety of processes such as 3D pens, 3D scanning, 3D Modelling software, Photoshop and After Effects, to create the animation. A soundtrack has been created using both digital and analogue technology incorporating music and recorded sound bites by young people. The animation will be projected outdoors as part of Third Thursday on 21 April.

Reminiscents by Originary Arts is a new commission that explores the power of smell and scent to evoke and unlock memories. Through creative reminiscence workshops using fragrances and scents, a range of local young and older people from Brighton participating in the project will share what memories different smells evoke. These stories and imagery will be translated into a short series of visuals with accompanying audio by Originary Arts, to be exhibited in the window of Lush.

Among Us led by Brighton Youth Centre is a live outdoor gaming experience, taking place on East Street. People of all ages can join in playing the game Among Us, logging into the game using their mobile phone. The event will bring gaming to the streets, with the game projected onto a building, making it both interactive and a spectacle for audiences.

STUCK by Sarah Cole and Annis Joslin is a video made in 360, projected in ‘crystal ball’ format, showing the physical gestures of a young woman, bored and frustrated, trapped within a child’s bedroom. Her movements are an external manifestation of something more internal; evocative, listless, and pensive, reflecting her inner unrest, stuck in memory and space but seeking a way to move on. The sense of scale is distorted through the crystal ball, she is childlike but also adult and the video acts like a lens into someone else’s lived experience. STUCK will be projected on the side wall of Little Birds café on Kensington Gardens.

Electric Laser Flares by Seb Lee-Delisle brings mobile phone controlled digital fireworks to the streets of Brighton. Sparkling fuses will appear on the side of Polo Restaurant on Nile Street, which viewers can light through the touch interface on a mobile phone.


The next Third Thursday is on 21 April, 8-10pm. To find out more about Third Thursday, see the website here. 

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