body>data>space is celebrating a very creative and successful 2012.
- Bringing the most innovative visions on the future of work and play from European artists to the attention of a worldwide physical and online audience
- Reaching a fantastically wide international press, TV, radio coverage and social media impact for our artists and projects
- Teleporting audiences between London, Paris, Istanbul and Brussels in a virtual share space
- Developing young people and professionals' creativity for their future jobs and skills
- Sharing future virtual/physical scenarios to widen the debate around body-centred technologies
- Advocating for truly innovative digital creation and content development within the arts and the creative industries sectors
body>data>space would like to thank all the UK, European and international artists, partners and funders that made this year incredibly enjoyable for the audience and for our team!
We wish you a great festive season, we will be back in 2013 with more exciting projects exploring the merging of digital technologies with our living, moving, emotional body.
Robots and Avatars
The Robots and Avatars Exhibition showcased in 2012 the most exciting visions and innovations from international artists, designers and architects, exploring their impact on the future of work and play, with a set of debates and workshops attached.
The successful touring exhibition travelled from FACT, Liverpool to Europe House, London, KIBLA Maribor/Slovenia and AltArt Cluj-Napoca/Romania, enabling a physical and online audience to interact and co-create, gaining incredible public and media feedback.
"A show revealing some of the ways robots and on-screen avatars could change our lives, as the borders between our physical and virtual lives begin to blur." The New Scientist
"The exhibition tackles the overlap between the virtual and the real worlds." Wired
"It's art that's interactive and immersive." The Guardian
me and my shadow
An international, highly innovative motion capture / telepresence commission by UK artists Joseph Hyde and Phill Tew 'me and my shadow' premiered in June 2012, enabling the audience in London (National Theatre) to dance and meet friends or strangers from Brussels, Istanbul and Paris in a virtual share space.
me and my shadow "points to a much more interesting future where the boundaries between the real and the virtual disappear (...) sometimes you are in the virtual space and sometimes in the real world and you cannot tell the difference" Bill Thompson on BBC World Click
Some of the wonderful comments we got from the audience:
"The whole world should be connected like this, amazing."
"Glittering and magical – Like an electrical heaven."
"Fabulous use of technology. Unite the people of the planet in beauty."
Hey There Pussycat!
body>data>space and artists worked in partnership with Watermans Art Centre and local young people in Brentford on video, light and sound performance rejuvenating the 'Owl and Pussycat' theme. Presented in July alongside a water-themed opera directed and performed by the Royal Opera House 2 on Brentford Lock as part of Hidden London / Cultural Olympiad.
Read more and watch extracts for the performance
Collectively Engaged - Digital Collaborations across the EU
Presented in September 2012 at Europe House, London, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network - Creative Industries, this two-day Forum, dedicated to digital co-productions and content development, explored digital innovation and creation. Designed specifically to help create a sharing for arts and creative technologies professionals from throughout the UK and the EU, the Forum's outputs will be available to download in an E-report in January.
UPCOMING! London – the E-MOTIONAL City
E-MOTIONAL Bodies & Cities
body>data>space is hosting 'London – Mapping the E-Motional City' Artistic Research Residency with Watermans Art Centre from 14th to 26th January 2013 exploring the megatropolis and its underlying bodies and emotions.