As an experimental company CREW aims to visualize how technology is changing us. The art form that is used for this purpose and that quite simply engages the body of the spectator, is immersion. There are multiple ways of sharing immersive environments with the public but the main critera is for the art form to be live: theatre, installations and performances. These real-time creations anchor the immersive experience in the here and now. In the here and now the sole contact point between humans and technology. In the here and now CREW confronts a wide and international audience personally and bodily with that which surrounds us, our place in it and the way we perceive ourselves.
Scientific Fiction is the best description of Eric Joris’ way of working with an international network of artists and scientists. Where the well-known Science Fiction is a genre that typically paints a fantastic future, Scientific Fiction is CREW’s method of providing a glimpse of the future by questioning new digital possibilities and putting them to use in an alternative way.
News: Update_6 2016
Related Project: Collateral Rooms(art)
CREW was nominated with its installation Collateral Rooms for the New Technology Art Awards 2016 ( NTAA ) and together with the other nominees the installation will be exhibited in the Biennale Update_6 from the 4th of November till the 4th of December 2016 in BOZAR (Brussels, BE). The major part of the exhibition takes place in Zebrastraat (Ghent, BE) , the others will be on display in BOZAR.
'Collateral Rooms'was commissioned by Flemish Literature Fund as the central Live Set-up in the guest-of-honour pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair , where Flanders and the Netherlands will be presenting their culture to a German and International public.
Collateral Rooms is an immersive live-art installation that allows people to experience 3D vision through a SINGLE EYE. Different from the computer CAVES we know, the 3D here is not conveyed by stereoscopic glasses or 3D projections. Nothing of that kind. Only the naked single eye, in movement. That is sufficient to recreate the world as we know it.
On display in BOZAR everyday (except on Monday) from 10 till 6 p.m., on Thursday till 9 p.m.
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