body>data>space - autumn newsletter 2012

body>data>space is an East London design collective creating innovative connections between performance, architecture, virtual worlds and new media. We work internationally to share and extend future scenarios of virtual / physical blended space. We produce action-research projects, commissions, exhibitions, debates, conferences, learning experiences and websites with a wide range of sectors.

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'Robots and Avatars – UK Selection' is coming to London!

Image > "Robots and Avatars – UK SelectionProduced and curated by body>data>space, 'Robots and Avatars – UK Selection' is a showcase of selected artworks from UK based artists and innovators exploring the merging of digital technologies with our human body.

'Robots and Avatars – UK Selection' brings together pioneering examples of creativity in the field of robotics, virtual environments, motion capture, telepresence, architecture, and body technologies, featuring the work of Alex Haw (atmos) with Mauritius Seeger (dr. mo), Joseph Hyde with Phill Tew, Michael Takeo Magruder with Drew Baker, Erik Fleming & David Steele, Marco Donnarumma, Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, Alastair Eilbeck and James Bailey, Tobias Klein, L.J Rich and Shadow Robot Company.

'Robots and Avatars – UK Selection'
19th – 28th September 2012 (10am-6pm, week days only)
12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU.

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Autumn Touring for Robots & Avatars

Image > Autumn Touring for Robots & AvatarsRobots and Avatars – our colleagues and playmates of the future

Robots and Avatars Exhibition showcases the most exciting visions and innovations from international artists, designers and architects, exploring their impact on the future of work and play. The exhibition is now touring to KIBLA, Maribor (Slovenia) from 5th to 30th October 2012 as part of Maribor 2012: European Capital of Culture, and to AltArt, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) from 5th to 18th November 2012.

"The exhibition tackles the overlap between the virtual and the real worlds." Wired

"It's art that's interactive and immersive." The Guardian

Watch the TV episode that BBC Click dedicated to the Exhibition at FACT, Liverpool "Are humans read y to become digital?"

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All of these projects are available and tourable in bespoke conditions for exhibitions, foyers, atriums, conferences and for permanent architectural placement. For more info, please contact us via email on

E-MOTIONAL: Bodies and Cities

Image > E-MOTIONAL: Bodies and CitiesThe second group of interdisciplinary artists from UK, Cyprus, Ireland, Latvia and Romania are in Riga for the E-Motional Artistic Research. This international group of artists has been exploring 'Illusions in Riga'.

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Ghislaine Boddington presenting at 'European Audiences:
2020 and beyond' Conference in Brussels

Organised by the EU Commission and Culture in Motion, the Conference 'European Audiences: 2020 and beyond' recognises audience development as a crucial priority in the proposal for the Creative Europe Programme for the period 2014-2020.

Ghislaine Boddington will present body>data>space pioneer methodology in the creative engagement of the audience through digital and interactive tools, focusing especially on Robots and Avatars EU project.

Bringing together top level cultural practitioners and operators involved in EU collaborative projects the Conference will focus on audience development as a strategic, dynamic and interactive process of making the arts widely accessible.

16th-17th October at the EGG in Brussels.

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Mobility for Digital Arts in Europe: Synthesis and Perspectives

Image > Mobility for Digital Arts in Europe: Synthesis and PerspectivesThe MADE first synthesis is now available for download!

Coming from the experience of the 4 partners involved (body>data>space, centre des arts, Transcultures and BoDig) in the project and exploring the commission of 'me and my shadow' as a case study, this publication is a vade mecum / handbook for European co-productions in the field of digital arts.

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"Collectively Engaged - Digital Collaborations across the EU"

Image > Collectively Engaged - Digital Collaborations across the EU19th – 20th September 2012 at 12 Star Gallery/Europe House, London, in collaboration with the National Theatre.

On the invitation of 12 Star Gallery, and linked to the 'Robots and Avatars - UK Selection' body>data>space present 'Collectively Engaged', two day of Forum dedicated to digital co-productions and content development. Exploring digital innovation and creation, this series of events is designed specifically to help create a sharing for arts and creative technologies professionals from throughout the UK and the EU.

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