Creative Studio Producer joins CAMERA

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CAMERA Creative Studio Producer joins CAMERA

Creative Studio Producer Eva Martino has joined CAMERA to manage the ESIF programme and our brand new innovation studio at The Bottleyard. We caught up with her to find out more…

Where have you come from?

I am a performance and visual art producer, creative thinker and cultural programmer. I have worked in UK and internationally for the past 15 years engaging in a varied range of projects from visual and performance art, music, technology to socially engaged practice. I have conceived and directed with, an artist led group two biennials of visual art in Bristol, both publicly funded, and which I am very proud of. 

My last couple of roles have been in higher education as Head of Programming and Venues for the University of Bristol Student Union and Head of Planning and Business Development for the Arts Centre at University of Bath (EDGE). I have been enjoying engaging with students, academics and researchers and bringing my experience into this context.

  • What are your interests?

Professionally I’m interested in partnership work and advocacy. I would like to think of myself as an agent for change and creative growth, supporting the work of creatives and researchers and to be by their side when having to make things happen. I am passionate about taking on a project even in their initial stage and conception and being able to spot its potentials and make it grow throughout.

Personally, I’m happiest when I am with my children engaging with creative play and just being a mum. I am also a performance artist, so any spare time goes into my practice. Recently I have developed an interest in neuroscience which is involving loads of evening studies when the kids are in bed!

  • What will you be working on ?

I’ll be managing the ESIF programme and the brand-new Innovation Studio based at the heart of the Bottle Yard Studios, SW head quarter for TV and Production. We are all extremely excited about the space and the huge possibilities that come with it! I will be engaging with small, medium enterprise as well as sole traders in the creative and health field, offering access to state of the art digital innovation facilities, including a high end motion capture array.  We will also provide access to world leading research expertise covering visual computing (machine vision), machine learning and artificial intelligence, sports, rehabilitation, biomechanics, creative production and technical skills and spatial audio rendering. We are looking forward to getting together with all the incredible expertise in the SW region to make this project a success!

  • What are you most looking forward to joining CAMERA?

The CAMERA team is made of many incredible and talented people, I am looking forward to learning from all of them in one way or another. This is a new field for me and therefore it is a must to absorb as much as possible, as well as bringing my creative background into play especially the performance aspect. The pandemic has taught us to think differently about space, place and being with others socially and CAMERA with its array of research can be at the forefront of new creative experiments, so I am flattered I have been chosen to join this team and I look forward contributing to CAMERA work!

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