me and my shadow – MADE: The Commissioning Process

me and my shadow has been commissioned in the framework of MADE (Mobility for Digital Arts in Europe), a 2 years co-operation project supported by  the EU’s Culture programme (2007-2013) between lead organiser centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains (Paris, France) and partners body>data>space (London, UK), Transcultures (Mons, Belgium) and boDig (Istanbul, Turkey). The project was selected in April 2011 by the MADE Jury, to benefit from 4 successive residencies hosted by the MADE partners in each of their countries. The partners are supporting the creation and production of the work by bringing their expertise and resources to it.

Through me and my shadow co-production, MADE project is exploring virtual and physical mobility.

The project is premiering in June 2012, connecting real time audiences in each of the MADE partners’ city: London, Enghien les Bains, Mons and Istanbul, and will be aided in further distribution by all the partners.

In London, me and my shadow is presented at the National Theatre Foyer.


The initial residency took place at Bilgi University, hosted by Bodig in Istanbul in September 2011, in collaboration with local dance and sound artists.

For the London residency, produced and hosted by body>data>space, Joseph Hyde and his programmer Philipp Tew have benefited from a 2 weeks residency at the National Theatre Studio from January 2nd to 14th 2012. A test bed environment for the project will be created. Joseph Hyde has been working with a group of London based programmers to develop a software for the project and with some UK based dancers and choreographers to explore the spatial and motion aspects of the project for the public and performative use. On the last day of this residency, a Process Showing has been organised @ National Theatre Studio, giving the opportunity to Joseph Hyde to present the project and the output of the 2 weeks residency to a selection of key guests and to the MADE partners. The event is designed to enable our invited guests to hear about the creation process of the work from the artists, catch up with the MADE project, see demonstrations and interact with the installation.

Mons’ residency in April 2012, coordinated by Transcultures and happening in The Chapelle has been dedicated to sound and aesthetic development.

Last residency will happen at the centre des arts in Enghien les Bains before the installation’s opening in June 2012.

Read more about the residency process on Joseph Hyde dedicated blog:

Gallery of images from the residency in London