Bright Side Studios launch immersive exhibition

(UK) – Bright Side Studios collaborates with award-winning, contemporary dance choreographer, the late Janis Claxton, to create an immersive exhibition this March. 

A leading creative technology company in Edinburgh, Bright Side Studios, is working with Studiotech to create an immersive exhibition designed to put the audience at the heart of creating their own experience.

a Human Connection is inspired by its work in 2016 when Bright Side Studios and Janis Claxton won a Curiosity Award, supported by Creative Scotland, designed to allow collaborations to stretch artists and creative technologists and to find new ways of opening up the arts to new audiences.

Over the course of two weeks in the King’s Theatre rehearsal space, Bright Side Studios directors Susanna Murphy and Cristina Spiteri worked closely with choreographer Claxton and her dancers to explore the intersection between gaming, motion capture technology and dance. Their hope was to create an interactive environment, which reacted in real time to movement and put the participant in charge.

The use of Point Cloud allowed Claxton and the dancers to see the results as they worked and motion capture suits stored immense amounts of data that Bright Side Studios used to create a representation of the physical movement and a live interactive environment.

The result at that time was AbstrACTION, which was featured on BBC Taster and was released on Google Play, as well as being showcased at Future Play, for the Edinburgh Festival.

Working in partnership with lighting and technology specialist Studiotech, to ensure that technology is used to its full potential to make the interaction between the human body and lighting as natural as possible. They have now created an experience that encourages connection and plays on the visceral effect of movement using dynamic lighting solutions from Traxon Technologies. Award winning composer Pippa Murphy, a long term collaborator with both Bright Side Studios and Claxton, created a soundscape for the exhibition.

The exhibition, which has a theme of love running through it, showcases creative lighting technologies and ideas such as projection mapping, kinetic technology and human data integration. a Human Connection is sponsored by the international lighting technology company, OSRAM.

Murphy and Spiteri commented: “Being curious and passionate, experimenting and playing with technology can lead to incredibly innovative work and working with Studiotech and Traxon Technologies we have created an exhibition, which immerses the visitor to create a stunning experience for them. Janis sums it up best, as ever, with her words, “it’s all about love.”

The exhibition will run 21 March t0 21 April 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland.