Ideas and pitches that bring the Castle Gateway area of York to life are being sought from artists, musicians and creatives that live in the city, as part of a new initiative to animate this key part of the city centre.
York charity using creative technology to help relieve stress and anxiety
York charity Accessible Arts & Media are using creative technology to help people improve their mental wellbeing.
Their iMUSE (Interactive Multi-Sensory Environment) programme uses interactive technology to help people relax whilst making music and creating visuals. Motion sensors in the iMUSE space detect movements that are transformed into sounds and music. And a microphone picks up sounds and turns them into calming visuals that are projected into the room. These elements are combined with a gently vibrating mattress that relaxes muscle tension, along with deep breathing and other relaxation techniques, making iMUSE a calming, therapeutic experience.
This December Kaiser Chiefs will reveal a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery. When All is Quiet, Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery, will explore the boundaries between art and music in unique and experimental ways. It will feature works chosen by the band from York Art Gallery’s collections alongside international loans and an installation especially created by the band for this exhibition