DAZZLE SOLO at IDAF

May 2 – May 5 Istanbul, Turkey

This year, the Istanbul Digital Art Festival, which will hold its fourth edition, gathers artists and digital artworks from around the world annually to celebrate the transformation of art. IDAF aims to explore how digital art and virtual worlds interact with the concept of reality and how this interaction transforms the human experience; it invites participants to think, question, and delve into the depths of virtual worlds as a platform of art, music, and games. Read More

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DAZZLE at DeDoelen, Rotterdam at VRDays/Immersive TechWeek

DAZZLE: A Re-Assembly of Bodies
December 1-4 2022
DeDoelen Rotterdam
VRDays Europe / Immersive Tech Week

Astonishing visuals build an optical framework for a multisensory live performance. This unique project re-imagines the Dazzle Ball held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in 1919.  Zig-zag motifs — inspired by First World War naval camouflage — are applied to costumes and set design, playing with audiences’ vision and perception. Read More…

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DAZZLE SOLO at MEET MILAN

September 20, 21
MEET hosted the final showcase of artists from the Creative Europe project REAL-IN – a European program supporting the cultural and creative sectors. REAL-IN aims to deepen the intersections of the cultural, audiovisual and creative sectors for immersive and interactive proposals, exploring innovative technologies and languages to stage new immersive, collective and interactive events. Read More..
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World Premiere at 79th Venice International Film Festival

‘DAZZLE: A Re-Assembly of Bodies’ has been announced as the international competition line-up of the 79th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia. A dance for VR with shapeshifting optical forms gives audiences layered viewpoints into virtual and physical space, transforming the beautiful venue on the Venetian island of Lazzaretto Vecchio between August 30th – September 10th.  Read More

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OPEN REHEARSAL at VIRTUAL PRODUCTION TEST STAGE

14 APRIL 2022
11:45 AM & 15.45 PM

We invite you to join our open rehearsal, see the performance progress, participate in a prototype DAZZLE experience, and meet the artists to discuss the project at the Virtual Production Test Stage. DAZZLE – A Reassembly of Bodies is a multi-dimensional installation combining dance, music, mixed reality and fashion created by Gibson, Martelli, Pollmann and Roth. Read More…

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Expanded Fields (Mozilla Hubs)

A moving image installation with film, sound and virtual reality.
Nov 27 -Dec 04

Concept & design Gibson/Martelli/Roche
Launch Event Talk at 7.30PM Friday as part of LIVE COLLISION 

Expanded Fields (Mozilla Hubs) draws on a collaborative project between dance artist Jenny Roche, visual artist and choreographer Ruth Gibson, artist Bruno Martelli and composer Mel Mercier, with dancers Kévin Coquelard, Henry Montes and Ursula Robb.

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‘…Digital razzle-dazzle’ review in The Guardian

G/M get a mention of the DAZZLE project in a review of  The BFI London film festival’s ‘exciting and enchanting new strand – LFF Expanded’ in the Guardian.

“giddying perspectives, algorithmic choreography and psychedelic dancing figures – humanoid, geometric or entirely abstract – that can pass right through you like digital ectoplasm.”

Read the review here

Enter Through The Headset 5

September 04th – October 3rd

To mark the fifth anniversary of the groundbreaking new media group exhibition series, Enter Through The Headset 5 at Gazelli Art House will feature works by Rebecca Allen, Jocelyn Anquetil, BRiGHTBLACK, Claudia Hart, Michael Takeo Magruder with Drew Baker, Gibson/Martelli with Roche & Mercier, Matterlurgy, Mbryonic with Xavier Sole, Iain Nicholls and Matteo Zamagni.

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New Raw Green

18 July – 15 August 2020

We are showing work in a new exhibition at Sim Smith.
Sim Smith is delighted to present ‘New Raw Green’, a group show that explores new notions of the environment, body and the landscape, sculpture and painting, film and photography. Set amid the Covid-19 pandemic, human rights protests and climate change, where the foundational assumptions of art are being remade.
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You’re in a computer game, Max!

21 April –  20 July 2020
You’re in a computer game, Max!

Katriona Beales / Daria Blum / Rovert Cervera / Gibson/Martelli / Leiken /Bill Leslie / Jonas Pequeno / Daniel Shanken
Curated by James Irwin.

The exhibition positions the work of 8 artists in a navigational 3-dimensional digital space, within which muted videos overlap and collide to form new combinations, and a user performed soundtrack of the artists sound works provides the backdrop.

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Expanded Fields at Limerick City Gallery

Expanded Fields – A moving image installation with live performance, sound and virtual reality.
23rd & 24th November 2019, Limerick City Gallery of Art

Collaboration with dance artist Jenny Roche, visual artist and choreographer Ruth Gibson, artist Bruno Martelli and composer Mel Mercier with dancers Kévin Coquelard, Henry Montes and Ursula Robb. Read More

Observation Rooms

OBSERVATION ROOMS

Thursday 2nd May 6.30 to 8.30pm
ArtHouse1
45 Grange Rd, London SE1 3BH

SASHA BOWLES
ROSALIND DAVIS
JUSTIN HIBBS
GIBSON / MARTELLI

An exhibition of site-specific works by five artists. Drawing on archetypes from a myriad of sources to create immersive, illusionistic and experimental installations. Activated by the viewer, space materialises, dematerialises, unfolds, shifts and collapses as you journey through the various portals, crossing thresholds into other worlds.
A Shape_Shifters Exhibition

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Star Gods, Moon Rabbits opens in ChengDu

4 Nov – 4 Dec 2018 Daily 12-8pm

Intangible Cultural Heritage Park,
Guanghua Ave 2nd Section, Qingyang Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China

This new media art installation re-establishes relationships between people, cities, art and life in a modern ritual. Read More

FILE 2018

Opening 03 July 2018
Exhibition 04 July to 12 August 2018

We’re showing at FILE Electronic Language International Festival
SAO PAULO 2018 – The body is the message

FILE Electronic Language International Festival’s theme for FILE SÃO PAULO 2018 is “The Body is the Message“. Despite the apparent allusion to the world of the cyborg in the title, it refers to a different connection between technology and the body – to the aesthetic and artistic connection that is formed, which operates separately from the communicative flow of information and data – the appreciation of a work of art and of the way in which it is made.
For some time, artists have appropriated for their own use technologies from the field of medicine – in particular those devices that record the behavior of the internal organs of the human body – its heartbeats, brain waves, and breaths.

 

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TO BE ARCHIVED

The Bronze Key: Performing Data Encryption at the TO BE ARCHIVED event

11-13 April Malmö Konstmuseum

The archive and acts of archiving
Respecting the past, anticipating future archival needs
Sensitive to what is kept and what escapes
Dilemmas posed by digitization
Performances of public, cultural, and personal memory
Caretaking and caregiving
Openness, access and inclusion

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Ruined

Until 29th April 2018
coffeeismycupoftea space, London

G/M will be showing prints from their Ruined project at coffeeismycupoftea. In the ‘Ruined’ series of images the artists used a network conditioning tool to throttle bandwidth to the Apple Maps app creating a series of images showing low-resolution models downloaded before the final high resolution versions are displayed. The low polygon models with softened shapes and smeary, muddy textures speak to the idea of unmaking, the high tech creating a kind of ruin. The mapping software though up to the minute, cannot keep pace with the breakneck changes occurring in the physical world — at some of the map sites a hole in the ground is now occupied by a building in real life and vice versa. The digital echoes an imperfect ideal.

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THIS IS WHERE WE CAME IN

Richard Ducker + Gibson / Martelli
Angus Hughes Gallery
Private View 20th April 6-9pm
Exhibition 21st April – 13th May

An indeterminate zone, frozen, governed by history’s Law where escape requires of us to float, as if just above the ground. It is a location devoid of humanity, only dancing avatars: an analogue stage choreographed in the digital. Stress levels exceeded as vectors take opposite directions…

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WAHAWAEWAO at Performance Arcade 2018

Counter Narratives The Performance Arcade 2018
Wellington Waterfront, New Zealand
Exhibition 23 – 25th Feb
1-4 March 2018

‘The Performance Arcade is an acclaimed live art event that attracts 40,000 people every year to Wellington Waterfront since 2011. Audiences come for an exciting and diverse program of art, live music, and performance, installed within a special architectural arrangement of shipping containers that are stacked and arranged together to create an innovative new space for performance and arts presentation. This miniature festival offers new encounters between artists and public, creating a vibrant hub that activates the city and exposes communities to new ideas and cultural perspectives.’

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STRANGELANDS

Exhibition continues to 4 Oct
Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

These are extraordinary times.

Of unanchored worlds, ruptured spaces 
Fabricated and dislocated places 
Alternative languages, signs and systems 
Confusions of reality and fictions.
Here are the dispossessed and the reinvented 
The unfathomable, the inexplicable
The vampyres, visitors and hoodlums.

These are StrangeLands.

(US journalist Dan Rather’s Facebook post of 22 January 2017 currently has over 220k shares and 21k comments.)

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Virtual Artists-in-Residence

October 2016
Gazell.io

We are pleased to announce that we are artists-in-residence at www.gazell.io for October.

During the artistic process a plethora of images are produced -often unused in the finished product and thus never reaching the public domain. These experimental images are part of the technical exploration process, provoking new pathways to visualisations – by-products of research, they can signify significant leaps of invention and potential thinking.
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