Reframing the boundaries of live performance in the arts, Distance Anatomy is a networked dance and music event that meets at the the intersection of technology, art, performance and music. Curated by Yewen Jin and Jeremy Cline of Skopetur, Distance Anatomy - a collaboration with Stanford University and Goldsmiths' 2021 research project 'Hybrid Live' looking at human connection in the modern day - proposes an electrifying alternative to how we currently see in-person events which often requires air miles and globe trotting.
Bringing global artists together remotely to create a unique audiovisual experience, Distance Anatomy comprises of real-time audio, electronic music and motion capture data, as dancers move in real time to perform equally state-of-the-art choreographed routines.
The project made its debut with a preview in December 2022 with a sold-out event at IKLECTIK, the live experimental, electronic music and arts venue in London. This August, Distance Anatomy returns as part of the XOLO series in conjunction with CANDY MOUNTAIN. Thanks to funding from the Arts Council, electronic artists will perform using a bespoke ambisonic 4D surround sound system created by AMOENUS, an organisation focused on immersive art centred around 3D sound.
'The formula is simple, yet powerful: an invisible thread that connects people in unimagined ways at the outermost limits of technology and fine art.'
Distance Anatomy shows on 13 August at Iklectik, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG.
Limited tickets on sale from 29 May.