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bOing! Digital Artist Call Out

24 Jun 2022

Exploring Human, Machine and Art Interaction


At bOing Festival, 27th and 28th August, the eagerly-anticipated annual family festival run by Gulbenkian/ Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries, audiences will have opportunities to use their own heartbeat to experience an interactive art work.

Audience members will be wearing a device while watching the live show ‘Alice’ by our Associate Artists Jasmin Vardimon Company. When they have finished watching, we want to ‘democratise’ their understanding of their own data by providing a data visualisation of their experience and transforming that into a piece of art for them to experience and take away as a memory.

We are looking for artists! To work on Art Creation and Manifestation: to turn the audience’s data into a work of art, as suggested in the figure above. We are flexible about the format of the art, e.g. projection, 2D and 3D visual art, music generation or hologram.

With their consent, audience members will then be allowed to donate their data to researchers, to enable us to build a unique and valuable data asset to help researchers to understand how humans interact with the show they are watching and take away their experience in terms of the artwork generated by their own data, and how this indicates each person’s subjective feelings about the show as memory.

Through this experiment, we can create a unique data asset in research to understand how humans perceive art as an individual and as a group, which could in the future indicate how humans interact with art more broadly, with further analysis. We are interested in the fusion of artistic creativity and technologically advanced productivity and human-computer interaction technology.

Fee – £3,000 for the project and artist’s time.
How to Apply – Send a brief cv, portfolio and a one-page proposal with your idea for turning the data into art for members of the public to take away. Please send this to
For any inquiries, please contact iCCi Deputy Director Dr Caroline Li
Deadline: 20th July 2022


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