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1 10, 2019

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 our knowledge, this is the first time that a networked performance has played consecutively across different locations in a short period of time.  It is a test of new distributed systems technology for networked performance, logistic and artistic processes that we have endeavored to perfect since the premiere in 2019.  Thanks to an early-October residency at the most welcoming Městské divadlo Varnsdorf, we will also [...]

Opravdoví / The Real Ones – 2019 Czech Tour2020-01-28T00:03:57+00:00
11 09, 2017

Living Structures – Work In Progress


Fresh out of the studios after another 3 weeks working with the amazing team from Living Structures on their latest immersive theatre piece.  Can't say too much about the project at present except that it uses a lot of structural components, many projectors and a series of challenging projection mapping scenarios.  Working as digital artist and systems integrator Studio Biscoe developed a rapid prototyping platform to quickly test and experiment with a wide range of visual and audio content, mapped through multiple projectors onto a complex sequence of moving surfaces, along with sound, light and effects control.  

Living Structures – Work In Progress2020-01-17T20:23:19+00:00
10 03, 2017

Longing for the Impossible – It’s real in Copenhagen, Barcelona and London


Last night at RDAM (the Royal Danish Academy of Music) in Copenhagen - the premiere of "Longing for the Impossible for the Moment it is Real" with 5 contemporary compositions, performers in Copenhagen, London and Barcelona as part of the PULSAR contemporary music festival. Visual art production and direction, live stream animation, set design, lighting and dramaturgy by Studio Biscoe.  The performance is repeated on 10th March and then on 4th April for the Network Performing Arts Production Workshops 2017.

Longing for the Impossible – It’s real in Copenhagen, Barcelona and London2017-03-17T01:29:17+00:00
21 10, 2016

Man Engine Moving @ Inland Art Festival


Tomorrow, Saturday 22 October, as a key component of the Inland Art Festival in Redruth Cornwall, pleased to announce a live video installation that symbolically examines the mechanism employed by miners used to reach the tin below Redruth. The Man Engine was an ingenious method to travel below but one that was inherently dangerous as can be recalled from the nearby disaster at Levant mine in 1919, abstractly depicted in Peter Lanyon’s 1953 work St. Just. The installation and live performance will projection map the underside of one of the massive arches of the Redruth viaduct on the Penzance to London main [...]

Man Engine Moving @ Inland Art Festival2020-01-17T20:23:19+00:00
22 07, 2016

Arts Council England funding for innovative dance/art research


Very pleased to announce funding award by Arts Council England to StudioBiscoe for full research and development of an innovative dance and visual arts project with dancer and choreographer Jana Bitterova. Having already sketched some original concepts for the improvised interaction of visual art (conveyed in the performance context through multiple-surface projection mapping) and dance art this funding enables full development of the Biscoe Bitterova Project. Through a series of workshops we will seek to understand and develop a semiotic approach to communication between artists in light and movement.  The results of the research will be shared online and with [...]

Arts Council England funding for innovative dance/art research2020-01-17T20:23:19+00:00
23 03, 2016

World’s first network performance with Cuba! The Bridge To Everywhere : 234


On 22nd March 2016 at the New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida, at the LightBox of Miami Light Project in the Wynwood District of Miami, and in Havana, Cuba, a 3 location network performance, the first ever with Cuba and on the occasion of the historic visit of President Obama to Havana! Cuban dancers (including members of the respected Cuban contemporary dance company Compañía Rosario Cárdenas) and Cuban Conservatory trained drummers Dennys Papacho Savon and Eduardo Rodriguez met in a virtual world, a fantastic abstraction that echoed the visual realities, histories and emotions of Miami Beach and Havana, projected onto [...]

World’s first network performance with Cuba! The Bridge To Everywhere : 2342016-04-01T22:58:30+00:00
17 12, 2015

The Star Child – Animation/Projection Mapping for Canvas Theatre’s New Xmas Play


Just finished development of animation and projection mapping for the Star Child, a new play by Canvas Theatre which will run at The Poly in Falmouth this Christmas and New Year. The Star Child is a festive adaptation of the Oscar Wilde short story of the same name, set in Hollywood of the 1930's.

The Star Child – Animation/Projection Mapping for Canvas Theatre’s New Xmas Play2020-01-17T20:23:20+00:00
28 10, 2015

Dance & Light Improvisation – In Development


First few days completed in studio with dancer/choreographer Jana Bitterova investigating improvised movements between dance and live visualisation -  exploring the performative possibilities of dynamic light, shape and form as a method of communication between the dance artist in one world and the visual artist in another world.

Dance & Light Improvisation – In Development2015-11-04T21:58:25+00:00
12 09, 2015

Digital Scenography Workshop with Teatr Piba and Theatr Gen


Conclusion of a fantastic week working set and digital scenography design for a 2016 touring co-production with Teatr Piba (the Breton language theatre company) and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru (the Welsh language national theatre of Wales). Thanks for support of Falmouth University, AMATA and the Technical Team at the Performance Centre.

Digital Scenography Workshop with Teatr Piba and Theatr Gen2015-09-24T01:00:36+00:00
9 09, 2015

Studio Biscoe Proposes Art Fund for Eastern Partnership Countries


Following a request from Krzysztof Bobinski, Co-chair of the EaP CSF Steering Committee, during  our attendance at the Eastern Partnership Culture Congress in Lviv, Studio Biscoe has proposed the establishment of a micro-investment fund for artists in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus) together with a multi-language website which would allow artists in these countries to communicate ideas and developments with each other and with the rest of the world. See the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum There is a desperate need for such EU support of artist development in the Eastern Partnership  countries. A little cleverly [...]

Studio Biscoe Proposes Art Fund for Eastern Partnership Countries2020-01-17T20:23:20+00:00
21 08, 2015

REACTION:LEGACY Chernobly@30 Website Launched


26 April 2016 will be the 30th anniversary of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor. REACTION:LEGACY is a telepresence art installation that will reconnect the countries and people affected by the event with each other and with the region of Chernobyl/Pripyat as it is today.  This project is currently in development at Studio Biscoe in association with major museum and gallery partners across Europe.

REACTION:LEGACY Chernobly@30 Website Launched2015-09-20T00:35:14+00:00