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

GHISLAINE BODDINGTONOur Creative Director Ghislaine Boddington was nominated for The Drum Woman of the Year category at the SheSays Awards and came 3rd in the final list!

‘Boddington is an artist researcher, dramaturge, curator and thought leader specialising in body responsive technologies. A long term advocate of women in tech and creative careers, in 2013 she curated Women Shift Digital Conference.’

 
Thanks to All of you who voted and shared the call widely!

 

1369588938-187502126720469123t-37We have 3 affordable desk spaces available at our studio in the heart of London’s contemporary creative district. 1-5 Vyner Street is a hub of architects, artists, designers and creative industries and attractions include First Thursday’s & Ombra- the local Venetian Bacaro. The studio is situated within 2 mins from Cambridge Heath station, and 5 mins walk along Regents Canal to Broadway Market.

Each desk is available to rent individually or in a group inclusing rent, rates, service charges, internet and utilities. The desk is in a shared studio space with a Tech City female led group in a creative studio building and so would be ideal for companies or freelancers working in the Arts / Creative or Tech Community.

Please contact interested@bodydataspace.net or call +44 (0) 203 638 2292+44 (0) 203 638 2292 for more information.

Chisato M Performance bodydataspace Watermans 2013 (1)Dance Artist and choreographer Chisato Minamimura is looking for three professional dancers to work on and perform her new work, Ring the Changes+ produced by body>data>space and premiering at the SouthBank Centre as part of the Unlimited Festival in September 2014.

Ring the Changes+ explores choreography and visual sound/music from Chisato’s deaf perspective. A complex and interactive work it will incorporate movement, sound/ music, voice and technology, generated by the dancers and Chisato from a series of mathematical choreographic scores.

You can read more on Ring the Changes+ and see a video: http://www.bodydataspace.net/projects/chisato-minamimura/

The contract runs for 5 weeks contracts. Rehearsals will take place in July 2014 and work through to the premiere at Unlimited 2014, Southbank Centre this September, with the possibility of national and international touring dates towards the end of 2014/15.

Deaf and Disabled dancers are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have

-        Strong contemporary technique

-        Experience in generating own material

-        Capacity to learn and adapt to existing material quickly

-        Experience in working with music and rhythmic scores

-        Previous experience in working with technology/digital artists

Please send the following elements to Chisato angel-c@h-and-c.jp by 5pm on Friday 23rd May

-        Your specific interest in this work

-        Your CV or biography

-        Links to some of your performance work

Selected applicants will be invited to an audition in London on Saturday 7th June.

23rd May: Application deadline

30th May: Invitation to the audition

7th June: Audition

14th June:  Successful applicants will be notified by email

From 21st July to 5th September: 5 weeks rehearsals and performance

Chisato’s website: http://chisato.h-and-c.jp/index_e.html

bds_05 v2On May 15th, our creative Director Ghislaine Boddington will be presenting at Media Trendy Conference – one of the most important and inspiring annual events in Poland about trends in media .

Ghislaine’s presentation will explore ‘Virtual Physical Blending – living the realtime simulation’ and the following questions: Are we finally moving towards a body centric world of sense enhancement, wellbeing and aspirational cooperation? Rather than the human body becoming obsolete, a fear from the early digital years, can we see the exact opposite coming into focus, as the “liveness” of human data becomes central to the evolution of all technologies

See full programme here

3This month we celebrate 9 years of body>data>space and 25 years since the start of shinkansen, the original collective

On this occasion we share with you the work of these collectives of international creative digital pioneers – artists, technical creatives and producers that have been ‘placing the body at the centre of digital interaction’ since the early 1990s

Throughout the years the collectives have focused on an interdisciplinary and collaboration methodology, enabling connectivity, inter-authorship, virtual/physical interaction, international co-productions, creative industries evolutions and social media integration. Specific outputs on full body telepresence, remote space connections, motion capture, virtual worlds, immersion experiences, wearable technologies, sense and gesture tech, avatar interaction, robotics and gaming have been produced and distributed worldwide since 1991

9 years since we started body>data>space in March 2005, a creative industries design unit emerging from shinkansen and creating innovative connections between performance, architecture, virtual worlds and new media. Expert outputs recently include the convergence of full body telepresence and motion capture within virtual worlds

25 years since the original collective shinkansen set up in March 1989 as a “sound and movement research unit exploring the new digital age”. shinkansen developed a unique niche within the British and International arts scene through facilitating connectivity between dance, performance, music, video and digital technologies (1989-2004, archived in British Library)

Over 3500 artists and creatives worldwide have been involved in our projects including our key projects included Vinyl Requiem (1991-93), Future Physical (1997-2004), Virtual Physical Bodies (1999), CellBytes (2000-2001), Whisper (2002), WEAR ME! (2002), Mersea Circle (2003), Dare We Do It Real Time? (2009), Freeze-B (2009), me and my shadow (2012 – ongoing), Robots and Avatars (2009– ongoing), Women Shift Digital (2013 – ongoing). You can find more here

We would like to thank our team, our collective and partners that made this set of achievement possible, keeping collective values, innovative thinking and the user experience at the forefront of all the work

Read more here