Memo Akten

Posted on | May 16, 2012

Memo Akten is a visual artist, director, musician and engineer from Istanbul, Turkey who is working at the intersection of art and technology. Developing and appropriating new technologies, he explores processes of visualizing the invisible; extracting and amplifying the unseen relationships within images, space, movement, sound and time. Driven by the urge to make the seemingly impossible, possible; and awaken our childlike instincts to explore and discover new forms of interaction and expression; he invents new ways of creating and performing images and sound. His work ranges from live music/dance/theatre performances, large-scale immersive interactive installations, music videos; to online works and mobile applications.

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Lucy McRae

Posted on | May 16, 2012

Trained as a classical ballerina and architect, Lucy’s work fascinates with the human body. Her work straddles the worlds of FASHION, TECHNOLOGY and THE HUMAN BODY. In the piece shown below, Lucy McRae consulted as a Body Architect in the Probes Programme at Philips Design. The programme accelerates a vision for next generation sensitive technology. The Skin Probe dresses explore emotional sensing technology conceiving dresses that blush and shiver. Clive van Heerden – Director , Jack Mama – Creative Director, Team – Nancy Tilbury, Lucy McRae, Rachel Wingfield, Matthias Gmachl, Stijn Osserfort, Bram Osserfort, Ollie Niemi , Oliver Gondorf, Sita Fischer.

 

 

rAndom International

Posted on | May 16, 2012

rAndom create artworks and installations that explore behaviour and interaction, using ‘light’ and ‘movement’. The studio is based in a converted warehouse in Chelsea, London.

One of their latest installations (April 2012) is ‘Future Self’, a performative light installation, presented in a unique intercreative collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor and composer Max Richter, and commissioned by MADE. It studies human movement by mirroring interaction in dance, light and sound, while exploring the present and future self.

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I’m OFF to OFFF

Posted on | May 16, 2012

Not off into space which would refer to another ‘f’, but to a conference that ‘feeds the future’.

What is OFFF?
OFFF is a way of understanding art. A way of life. Evolving and transforming.

Born as a post-digital culture festival, a meeting place to host contemporary creation through an in depth programme of conferences, workshops and performances by the most relevant artists of our time, OFFF features stunning artists, designers, developers, such as Fantasy Interactive, Lucy Mcrae, Somewhat, Yuko Shimizu, Matt Lambert, Radical Friend, Attik, Jonathan Harris, Joshua Davis, and many other highlights these days.

http://www.offf.ws/2012/?page_id=663

I’ll be reporting from Barcelona every day. So, stay tuned.