We’re super excited about the Make, Do and Bend one-day conference next Thursday 14 July, and wanted to give you a taster of why. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to demo a whole load of kit, and get inside the ‘back end’ of some brilliant projects. Here’s a preview of just one of them: Andrej Boleslavský and Mária Júdová’s virtual reality project for Rambert Dance Company.
Andrej Boleslavský and Mária Júdová are creative duo based in Prague. By working within new media art, interactive design, physical computing and 3D printing they have been exploring the creative potential of digital technology together over the past three years. Currently they are Digital Artists in Residence at Rambert Dance Company, organised by Ramber, Caper and Alpha-Ville festival.
Andrej’s work maintains a strong fascination with the entanglement of nature and technology. His practice includes independent artistic creation, collaborations as a technologist, sharing knowledge through lecturing and curating. He most recently exhibited at Arte Laguna in Venice, Poolloop festival in Zürich, Signal festival and Designblok’14 in Prague, 3D Print Show in New York and WRO festival in Wroclaw. In addition to his work he is actively involved in technological solutions for other Czech and foreign artists, for instance in installation for Expo Milano 2015.
Mária is interested in applying the choreographic thinking to practice of digital artists and vice versa. She is currently researching at FAMU/ Center for Audiovisual studies in Prague, taking a critical perspective on the common algorithmic approach to visualizing the moving body. She is also involved in The Choreographic Coding Lab. Her works have been presented at Cinedans in Amsterdam, Dutch Electronic Festival in Rotterdam, Das Tanzfest 2015 in Basel, Atonal in Berlin and Accès(s) – festival cultures électroniques in Pau amongst many others.
During this drop-in session Andrej and Mária will unveil the process of prototyping numerous interactive installations in collaboration with contemporary dancers and choreographers, but mainly talk about an upcoming project using virtual and mixed reality. They will also install the prototype based on the Oculus headset within the demo space, giving the visitor a the chance to experience it by themselves. You can find more about the works here: http://mariajudova.net/blog