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danceroom Spectroscopy Festival
Please note: this season finished in Oct 2013
Where art meets science : making the invisible visible
Combining physics, high performance computing, music, dance and installation art, award winning danceroom Spectroscopy (dS) is a new interactive visualisation of the nano-world, but with a twist.
Part video game, part art installation, part immersive science visualisation, part social experiment and completely surprising: danceroom Spectroscopy invites Bristol to move, observe, play and dance for a weekend fusion of art and science that makes the invisible visible.
Fusing 3D imagery with real molecular dynamics, dS is a unique project that brings together scientists and artists each motivated by a desire to reveal and interpret our connection to the beautiful and subtle microscopic world. Set inside a 21-metre 360-degree immersive projection dome you will be able to not only see your own energy field, but use it to interact with the otherwise invisible atomic world. dS makes serious science seriously fun.
dS is here in its home town of Bristol, where it all began, for three days in Brunel's Old Station Passenger Shed by Temple Meads (see a map here) before it goes on an international tour. So come and interact with the subtle beauty of the atomic world by dropping in for the family programme on Sat 26 Oct or by buying a ticket for the unique dance performance Hidden Fields on Fri 25 or Sat 26 Oct. Daytime on Thu 24 and Fri 25 is reserved for schools and university partners.
danceroom Spectroscopy has been developed at the Pervasive Media Studio. Led by Dr. David Glowacki, a Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, it has resulted from the collaborative effort of a a talented multi-disciplinary team, comprising Dr. Thomas Mitchell (University of the West of England), digital artist Phill Tew, Professor Joseph Hyde (Bath Spa University), choreographer Laura Kriefman, and a talented group of contemporary dancers including Lisa May Thomas, Emma Harrie, Tomomi Kosano, and Miyako Asano. http://danceroom-spec.com/people/
Presented by University of Bristol and Watershed, with support of The Royal Society of Chemistry, University of the West of England, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and Bristol Temple Quarter commissions with Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.
The Pervasive Media Studio is a Creative Technologies Collaboration between Watershed, University of the West of England and University of Bristol.
Explore the world of dS at danceroom-spec.com
Wake in Fright
This Deliverance-flavoured 1971 Australian horror ('the most terrifying film about Australia in existence' according to one Nick Cave) is a cold-sweat visceral nightmare - now restored and even more mesmerising.
In this month's podcast our Cinema Curator Mark reflects on his experience from recent visits to the Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festivals, both of which have a huge amount of films in their programmes. How do audiences know where to look?