[spectre] ArtSway/SCAN/ACE commission for Capture 4: Igloo, Summerbranch opens 4/3/06

Helen Sloan helen at scansite.org
Sun Feb 26 10:14:38 CET 2006

With apologies for cross-posting

Dear Colleagues

Igloo's new work Summerbranch, produced as a co-commission with SCAN,
ArtSway and ACE for Capture 4 will open at ArtSway, UK on 4th March.

Please also note that there are various discussions and demo days relating
to Summerbranch both at ArtSway (27th March and 8th April) and DANA Centre,
Science Museum London (7th March, 6.30 - 8.30, a seminar on CG Reality in
gaming and cinema). All events are free but you should contact the venues to
book a place (details below).

We look forward to seeing you at these events.

With best wishes
Helen Sloan
Director, SCAN


4 March - 30 April 2006
Reception for the artists: Saturday 4 March 2006 2pm - 5pm

Summerbranch is a new commission by Igloo that explores movement and
stillness in nature. Using camouflage and other disguises, a person or a
computer character can blend into a Œnatural¹ environment captured and
treated through the moving image. This installation uses the tools of the
military-entertainment complex: computer gaming, motion capture, 3D
environments and special effects to question what is truth and artifice in
our attempts to reproduce nature. Through the creation of a computer
generated virtual world Summerbranch seeks to address this through the use
of disguise in dance and movement. Igloo not only investigate the role of
the Œreal¹ in virtual environments but also that of the reproduction of
nature in the history of art and particularly landscape work.

Summerbranch: A Capture 4 co-commission between ArtSway, SCAN & Arts Council

Exhibition Related Events at ArtSway:

Motion Capture Demo Day: Monday 27 March 2006, 10:30am ­ 3:30pm
An opportunity for college students, lecturers and heads of departments to
visit ArtSway for a demonstration day of Motion Capture Technology by
experts Animazoo. Igloo will also be demonstrating this equipment in
relation to their work. FREE

Gallery Talk: Saturday 8 April 2006 at 2pm
Join Igloo artists Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli on an informal tour of the
exhibition as they discuss their work with SCAN Director Helen Sloan. FREE


Digital Reality Flythrough: Tuesday 7 March, 6.30 - 8.30pm

DANA Centre, Queens Gate, London SW7 5HE

A seminar looking at realism in CG special effects and gaming.
Representatives from software, gaming, arts and special effects will examine
current trends in the real and hyper-real. As part of this seminar Igloo
will present their research for Summerbranch.
Organised by SCAN and Science Museum as part of Node.L Digital Media
Festival, London
(Free - Please contact DANA Centre for booking: 020 7942 4040 or
tickets at danacentre.org.uk)

Ruth Gibson & Bruno Martelli

Igloo Collaborators:
Mark Bruce, Joanne Fong, Alex Jevremovic, John McCormick, Adam Nash, Alex

Many thanks to Henry Dalton, Lisette Punky Pixie, Matthew Andrews, Gillian
Carnegie, Toby Zeigler, Verushka & everyone at ArtSway

Industry Support:
Animazoo, RMIT, Coventry University, Bionatics, 3TRPD


If you require full press release, additional images or access to artists
please contact Adelina Jedrzejczak on +44 (0)1590 682260 or by email
adelina at artsway.org.uk

Additional information:




Further Information on Capture 4:




ArtSway, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire SO41 6BA
Tel: +44 (0)1590 682260 E: mail at artsway.org.uk W: www.artsway.org.uk


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