The Incubator is where our work starts. This fund, generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, allows us to invest in experimental and innovative ideas and see where they lead. Not everything will end up as a fully staged work; sometimes the process of discovery is as important as a polished result.
We mount an ongoing programme of workshops, showcases and events – some public, some for potential partners – so that we can gather insights and feedback about our Incubator projects as we go. In 2011 we started working on two new Incubator projects that will take shape in 2013:
Future Bodies brings artists and scientists together to create a series of artworks inspired by scientific research. One of the pieces now in development unites music, glass sculpture, and crystallography to celebrate achievements in the study of DNA. Our residency at King’s College London is an important feature of Future Bodies, linking us to a network of scientific pioneers and enquiring minds.
The Imaginary Voyage is an “online opera” inspired by the ‘pataphysical writings of Alfred Jarry. The work – a collaboration between The opera Group and the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University – positions the user as the central character on a journey through a musical archipelago…