logo-smallWe are extremely proud and happy to share with you our brand new website dedicated to Women Shift Digital www.womenshiftdigital.com

Women Shift Digital website is a multi-connected resources platform,  bringing together topical content, articles, blogs, videos, vox pops from the Women Shift Digital activities and current trends.

It also features live feeds (twitter, RSS) of global trending topics around the Women in Tech debate worldwide.

So check www.womenshiftdigital.com and follow #WomenShiftDigital and @WomenShiftDigi on Twitter to read more about Women Shift Digital activities, resources and news

Developed by our partner IntelligentHQ and supported by the National Theatre

 

14138041329057We are thrilled to announce that RING THE CHANGES+ will be presented as part of the 4th edition of Vo’Arte – InShadow Festival in Lisbon / Portugal on December 6th 2014.

InShadow is a Lisbon-based International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies. Since 2011 it established itself as a reference in contemporary artistic creation and programming, with a strong emphasis on the convergence of language between body and image through digital technologies.

RING THE CHANGES+ is a digital dance performance created by deaf dance artist Chisato Minamimura with 3 dancers, in collaboration with Nick Rothwell and body>data>space (Creative Producers). It is an invitation to a very mixed audience to experience with their own perception a playful exploration of visual sound, the result of a unique collaboration between dance and digital artists, hearing and non-hearing sensibilities.

If you are a local dancer/performer do not miss the opportunity to take part in a  workshop led by Chisato exploring movement through the senses. The workshop is aimed at deaf and non deaf participants and will take place on Saturday 6th December from 10am to  1pm, you can register here

Saturday 6 December at 9PM, Teatro São Luiz, Lisbon / Full information and tickets here

RING THE CHANGES+ is supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland

Twitter pic groupMore exciting news and updates for Women Shift Digital this autumn!

Women Shift Digital first Catalyst event dedicated to WOMEN IN CREATIVE DIGITAL INNOVATION took place on Friday 21st November 2014  at the National Theatre.

This afternoon event brought together 50 invited participants, women and men, movers and shakers from the Arts & Culture, and Creative Industries, invited to share, expand ideas together  and to explore the following questions:

  • What does the word “creative” mean today in the digital context?
  • How many companies in the, so called, Creative Industries are fully aware of the processes of creativity at play in their work?
  • What is the connection of the experimental arts and creative cultural sector to the expansion of creativity in the digital realm?
  • Would a heightened recognition of the importance of creativity within digital innovation encourage more women and girls to work in the technology sector?

The event opened with provocations on “creativity in digital innovation” by Annette Mees (Coney),  Colin Hicks (Independent Consultant), Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield), Marketa Mach (Digital Business Consultant) Eva Pascoe (Cybersalon), Yuli Levtov (Reactify / body>data>spcae) followed by a series of roundtables, ideas pooling, shared feedback and a final reception to launch our new website www.womenshiftdigital.com

This first catalyst event and its outputs are leading towards the next conference in 2015.

We would like to thank to all our fantastic provocateurs, participants, team and partners who made this day very special.

Women Shift Digital Catalyst Event #1  is co-produced by body>data>space and National Theatre London with support from IntelligentHQ and associates

Check our new dedicated website and follow #WomenShiftDigital and @WomenShiftDigi on Twitter to read more about Women Shift Digital activities, resources and news

Networked Bodies – Digital Performance Weekender is a weekend of performances, presentations and interactive workshops at Walow res 27termans Art Centre. Networked Bodies wants to explore networked performance practices with a view to considering how they transform live (embodied, disembodied and trans-bodied) performance practices.

body>data>space collective (and previously Shinkansen) has been envisioning the future of the human body and its real-time relationship to evolving global, social and technological shifts since the mid nineties and has been invited to present different projects as part of Networked Bodies:

- RING THE CHANGES+ a digital performance created by deaf dance artist Chisato Minamimura in collaboration with software artist Nick Rothwell and digital pioneers body>data>space. We invite you to experience a playful exploration of visual sound, the result of a unique collaboration between dance and digital artists, hearing and non-hearing sensibilities. Saturday 8 November, 8pm

- ‘me and my shadow’ film on plasma screen, as an example of an international telepresence experience connecting participants through a shared online environment, in the main gallery

- A presentation of body>data>space and Shinkansen projects since the mid-nineties by Marie Proffit and Nick Rothwell as part of the Networked Bodies Symposium, Saturday 8 November from 2.30pm

More information and book tickets here

Full brochure available here

RING THE CHANGES+ is supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland

Chisato & Nick-14-102 smallbody>data>space is happy to announce that  RING THE CHANGES+ successfully premiered, fully packed in the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre on Friday 5th September as part of Unlimited Festival.  We had the great pleasure to share the stage with Marc Brew’s intimate solo ‘Remember When’. The show was followed by a Q&A session led by Luke Pell.

RING THE CHANGES+ is a digital dance performance created by deaf dance artist Chisato Minamimura with 3 dancers, in collaboration with Nick Rothwell and body>data>space (Creative Producers).

RING THE CHANGES+ was an invitation to a very mixed audience to experience with their own perception a playful exploration of visual sound, the result of a unique collaboration between dance and digital artists, hearing and non-hearing sensibilities.

A big Thanks to our wonderful Team, Partners and Audience!

Here’s the Media coverage that happened so far:

More pictures, video and press coverage coming soon so watch this space!

Supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland. Picture credit: Roswitha Chesher

image_cropVinyl Requiem is an evocative celebration of the end of an era which was originally a performance in 1993 at the Union Chapel in London and featured 180 Dansette record players.  Created by sound artist Philip Jeck in collaboration with visual artist Lol Sargent, the work was produced by shinkansen (a previous incarnation of body>data>space).

You can see a video from the initial 1993 performance  here and read more about pioneer ‘sound and movement research and production unit’ shinkansen here

We are very happy to announce that Arnolfini in Bristol and Liverpool Biennal will mark two decades of technological change with the UK premiere of the film version of Philip Jeck’s powerful work this September. This reinvention of a one-off audio-visual performance of remarkable force and scale sees Jeck perform live with his on screen digitised self.

Arnolfini, Bristol / Wednesday 17 September 2014, 21:30 to 23:00 / £10 / £9
Followed by an after show discussion with the artists. BOOK TICKETS
The Bluecoat, Liverpool / 21 September 2014, 14.30 and 19.30 / £6/ £4

 

 

Untitled‘Human beings, as users, have always been obsessed with finding new ways of communicating through various techniques and technologies. The rapid technological changes that have occurred during the last two decades have allowed us – the users – to communicate through various social media platforms, providing us with more easily, faster and more frequently ways of communicating. However there are always concerns about other impacts those technologies might have on the communication processes.

 
The aim of the DRHA2014 Conference is to facilitate conversations on Design and collaborations between Digital Arts and Humanities, Creative Industries, Digital Libraries and Archives.

We are happy to announce that our Creative Director Ghislaine Boddington will chair a Panel session  on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 from 13.45 to 1500 as part of DRHA2014. The session ‘Research in the Digital Arts -­ historical perspectives and future expansions’ will bring together speakers from a range of sectors, all involved in overviewing methodologies and processes within digital research in the arts.:

Hasan Bakhshi - Director, Creative Economy, Policy & Research, Nesta
Professor Sue Broadhurst - Departmental Director of Research, School of Arts, Brunel University
Bronac Ferran - Curator and Researcher
Professor Janis Jefferies - Associate Pro Warden Culture & Creative Industries, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Andrew Prescott - Head of Department, Digital Humanities, King’s College London & AHRC Theme Leader Fellow for Digital Humanities
Lucy Sollitt - Creative Media Relationship Manager,  Arts Council of England
- Professor Gregory C Sporton - Professor of Digital Creativity, Head of Department, Creative Professions & Digital Arts, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Greenwich

DRHA2014 Conference: University of Greenwich  from Sunday, 31 August 2014 to- Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Follow the session on Twitter @bodydataspace and @DRHA2014

Register here

See full Programme here

dance-double-billWhen I danced with a group whilst the music was playing, I was asked if I could hear the music as my movements matched with the music. It was a very strange and interesting point for me as I did not hear music and was dancing with my feelings and emotions. This question influenced and inspired me to examine sound and music from a deaf person’s perspective.‘ Chisato Minamimura

body>data>space is thrilled to announce that Ring the Changes+ will premiere at the Southbank Centre on Friday 5th September as part of Unlimited Festival.

The first week in September sees the much-anticipated return of *Unlimited* – Southbank Centre’s festival that celebrates the artistic vision and originality of disabled artists. Unlimited presents the opportunity to see brilliant new work by exceptional artists including Chisato Minamimura, Robert Softley Gale, Julie McNamara, Claire Cunningham and Katherine Araniello.

RING THE CHANGES+ is an interactive dance performance created by deaf artist Chisato Minamimura in collaboration with Nick Rothwell and body>data>space.

Choreographing what Chisato calls ‘visual sound/music’, the project uses interactive technology to create an innovative sense experience for hearing and non-hearing audiences.

Ring the Changes+ will be presented alongside ‘Remember When’ an intimate dance solo created and performed by Marc Brew

Buy tickets and read more on the Southbank Centre’s website

Friday 5 September
Purcell Room / Southbank Centre
7.30pm + post show Q&A (with BSL interpreter)

Supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland. Picture credit: Roswitha Chesher & Nick Rothwell

 

 

20130906130153-summitsWe are happy to announce that our Creative Director Ghislaine Boddington will be the keynote speaker of The (Cultural) Life of the Child Summit on June 18th in Derby.

Following on from The Mighty Creatives’ inspiring summits focussed on the Early and Primary Years, the next event in this series – Summit #3: The Secondary Years (11-18) is now taking place. The (Cultural) Life of the Child Summits bring together children’s service leaders, practitioners and educators from across the East Midlands and nationally to look at what makes a #goodchildhood.  The summits will identify what children and young people need and how professionals from different sectors can work together to improve opportunities and outcomes.

The Mighty Creatives’ ambition is to create a meaningful system or blueprint that transforms what our children’s future looks like; to find better ways of working and living together with more effective co-ordination and collaboration across and between local government, arts and culture, health and education sectors.

Speaking about her involvement in the summit series, Ghislaine said: “I’m excited to be involved in this imperative debate to encourage an holistic approach to the future of the cultural sector’s integration into childhood. The shift change for younger generations linked to the digital revolution needs to be understood through intergenerational exchange and cross sector collaboration and this event will help us all understand deeper ways to enable this.”

Full programme and details here

Book your tickets here

Follow #Goodchildhood on the day on Twitter