Update_5 is a juried international contest ‘New Technological Art Award 2014’, for which 383 candidates representing 50 nationalities wordwide registered. The contest is organized by the Liedts-Meesen Foundation in the context of our biennial Update_5. Out of these projects, an international jury selected 21 nominees to be presented in the Update_5 exhibition at the Zebrastraat -Foundation Liedts-Meesen, Ghent, Belgium. The interactive installation version of my project glitching was one of the 21 projects shortlisted for this award.
glitching was created through an artists commission as part of the Human Race exhibition, funded by the Scotland & Medicine partnership, and curated by Prof Andrew Patrizio. For this commission I created the digital installation and performance project glitching, with additional funding from a Creative Scotland, Visual Artist Award and Edinburgh College of Art’s Individual Research Awards.
glitching attempts to re-describe movement derived from characters in contemporary sports and action computer games. Appropriating the premise of the latest home entertainment dance and training games, glitching employs the motion-sensor controller Microsoft Xbox Kinect, large-screen display and a pseudo game interface, to create a full-body, skeletally controlled, interactive installation for exhibition. The audience is invited to step into the digital shoes of a ‘lead dancer’ character, and attempt to follow the awkward and intricate, glitch choreography performed by the dancing troupe on screen.
The Upgrade_5 exhibition runs from 8-23 November 2014, closing with an award ceremony on Sunday 23rd November 2014.