Studio Biscoe creates art, interactions and visualisations across theatre, dance, music and installation. We work with live audio/video streams, projection mapping, 3D games engines, animation, analogue and digital electronics to realise stunning original works, both as solo projects and in transdisciplinary collaborations with musicians, composers, choreographers, dancers, theatre makers, scientists and technologists.
Our work crosses geographical boundaries, with projects realised across Europe and in North America. Though we strive to be apolitical, non-judgmental and secular, we are not without strong opinions: we are not frightened to question through art the world we live in and the human condition.
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Opravdoví / The Real Ones – 2019 Czech Tour
Opravdoví / The Real Ones which premiered in 2018 at Moving Station, Pilsen and UFFO, Trutnov (both in the Czech Republic) will be toured this November across four more cities. To the best of [...]
Networked performance (also known as distributed, cyber or telepresence performance) the real-time synthesis of performers and audiences at two or more locations as a unified reality. Studio Biscoe is at the forefront of artistic and technical innovations in networked performance, creating and supporting network enabled performance that draws on practices of dance, music and theatre.
We are investigating and practicing new approaches to the exploration of the distributed and networked performance space: questioning the real and the virtual; the layering of virtual and augmented realities; the importance of site specificity; the coalescence of performers and audiences within these virtually connected physical spaces.
Networked Performance Portfolio
Unbound from any one genre, we work on both solo and collaborative projects, in all areas of performance. Projects are typically engaged with our expertise in areas such as networked performance, projection mapping, virtual and augmented realities, streaming, and fusions of digital and analogue forms.
Collaboration – from both an artistic and technical perspective – forms an important component of work in the studio; we are always interested in approaches from directors, composers, musicians, choreographers and performers, however large or small the project might be.
RESEARCH & TEACHING (TECHNOLOGY & SYSTEMS FOR ART)
Arts and technology research is informed by a core understanding of systems design and integration, as practiced in fields such as avionics and process control, interests in science, the environment and theoretical physics. Research process and outcomes provide the fuel for new creative processes and opportunities.
Transdisciplinary collaboration with leading academic institutions supports the sharing of artistic practice and a sandpit for experimentation.
Studio Biscoe created and produced the digital art, conference and performance event Fascinate. In 2013 and 2014 artists and performers from more than 30 countries journeyed to Falmouth to perform, learn, educate and collaborate. For the 2014 event we built a custom stage in the middle of Falmouth, providing a base for installations and performances, a tower with powerful projectors to map the surrounding historic buildings, entertaining and engaging with thousands of visitors.
Fascinate has been supported by Falmouth University, AMATA, Arts Council England, Falmouth Town Council and numerous Cornish businesses.