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Artist Talk: Performing Encryption / WAHAWAEWAO / Capture The Flag with Bruno/Martelli

  • Dance Limerick Performance Space (St.John's church) John's Squ Limerick Ireland (map)

Artist Talk on Collaborative Projects
Tickets: €5

Performing Encryption

Thinking around all the concepts of VR and surveillance and combining it with an interest in rematerialisation led Gibson and Martelli to make a collaborative project with Susan Kozel that came out of discussion about encryption and privacy and then became about digital archiving.

We Are Here And We Are Everywhere At Once

Following on from a residency in New Zealand, WAHAWAEWAO began with experiments with performers experiencing virtual landscapes inside the mocap lab and motion-capturing their responses to these ersatz terrains.

Capture the Flag

The original concept for Capture the Flag was to create a flag for VR – a metaphor for the uncontested territory of cyberspace. During development some kind of error in attaching the cloth to a physics simulation caused it to exhibit an unplanned behaviour, it appeared to run away. The duo decided the poetic solution was to keep it, merely adding a following 3rd person camera viewpoint framing the flag in an ever-changing, never-ending shot.


British electronic arts duo Gibson / Martelli make live simulations using performance capture, computer generated models and an array of technologies including Virtual Reality. Artworks of infinite duration are built within game engines where surround sound heightens the sense of immersion. Playfully addressing the position of the self, the artists examine ideas of player, performer and visitor – intertwining familiar tropes of videogames and art traditions of figure & landscape.

For information on Gibson/Martelli’s film We Are Here And We Are Everywhere At Once screening on Sunday 11 November click HERE.

For information on the Light Moves Professional Screendance Lab led by Gibson/Martelli on Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 November click HERE.

Later Event: 11 November
Artist Interview - Alex Reuben