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Exhibition in Denmark 18th – 25th Feb 2023
New work opens in Denmark at Vinterlys 2023 We can't wait to show our new project among the beautiful trees in Fredskoven, Skjern from the 18th to 25th February 2023💚 Be a Tree – Green Earth is a portal into a greener dimension. Imagine viewing the world from the perspective of a tree. And imagine making the world a greener place with the power of play. The project playfully explores how technology can change our relationship with our planet. It is a sculptural digital artwork that blends sustainability and AR technologies– merging play with the climate debate and encouraging us to grow trees on earth. The artwork, consists of a tall digital screen set among a circle of trees, creating a magical place that “morphs” people into colourful trees.…
Tine Bech's interactive light is a collective experience Thanks so much to Dilpreet Bhullar for this generous interview at STIR world. The Danish artist creates immersive installations that focus on participation using colour, technology, behaviours and social abilities—placing the audience’s experience at it's centre. To illuminate is to see what constitutes the world. Both, light and colour are universal human connectors, and if colour raises curiosity, then light is a fundamental human need. An assemblage of both enables people to create an enthralling art experience, bringing wonder and joy. London-based Danish artist Tine Bech endorses these perspectives on light and colour, creating site-specific as well as sculptural installations, letting the viewers experience the unseen. At the core of Bech's art…
Tine’s work featured in new book Women Light Artists
Check out this wonderful book! Such a great honor to be included. Congratulations to Sharon and Martin from @lightcollective for this amazing accomplishment! Recognising a lack of visibility for female light artists compared to their male counterparts, Light Collective has published a new book - Collected Light Volume 1: Women Light Artists, which showcases the work of more than 40 women light artists from around the world. Names included within the book include Aleksandra Stratimirovic, Jen Lewin, Maja Petric, Liz West, and Tracey Emin. From immersive environments to reactive light, from beautiful glowing objects to light that tells a story, this collection of light art from women artists includes a multitude of manipulations of the medium. Directing the viewer to contemplate colour,…
Illuminated Swim at Light Night Leeds
Illuminated Swim tours to Light Nights Leeds 2022 at the beautiful Bramley Baths from 13th-15th October. Tickets are FREE. Pre-booking a timeslot is essential. Book a Family session Book an Adult only session A beautiful immersive and playful light installation in the historic setting of Bramley Baths. Experience a swim like no other as a cloud of colour and light hovers over the waters of the pool, creating an ever changing and surreal environment as you move through the water. Artist Tine Bech’s vision was to create a live painting you could dive in to and, inspired by Rothko, she has created a massive immersive installation, transforming the familiar surroundings of this community pool into something other worldly and unique. Tine wanted to create a visual experience manifesting the…
Public Artwork Nomination
We were thrilled to hear that Shine Your Colour has been nominated for a Women in Lighting Art award. “For creating uplifting artwork for our local area! Shine Your Colours is my favourite local place to sit and chill out. It is very beautiful" Your work has really made a difference to me as art helped me through the pandemic. I have been chilling out there, eating my lunch, listening to music and exercising by your sculpture, and taking pics of it at different times of day capturing how the colours change for quite a long time. I love how it colours the London skyline too" – Lighting Designer Sophie Hoyalt. We have been delighted to see people’s social media…
Illuminated Swim opens at GL1 Pool
Swimmers are being offered a once in a lifetime experience to escape into a sensory world, wrapped in colourful light and soothing sounds as part of Gloucester’s ‘Bright Nights’ Festival. Illuminated Swim by international artist Dr Tine Bech is set to transform GL1 leisure centre into an art installation, says the city council. Illuminated Swim is an immersive light installation that transforms swimming pools into a stunning artwork. Swim in coloured clouds hovering over the water at GL1 Leisure Centre, and experience a stunning visual colourful display, alongside music created by young people from Gloucester-based The Music Works. This playful art and swimming installation encourages well-being and brings us together safely for collective positive and enjoyable experiences. The lights and music…
Pink Enchantment showing in Denmark
Pink Enchantment is transformed into a forest enhancement at Vinterlys 2022 at Alkjær Lukke Park in Ringkøbing Denmark. Last time we showed Pink Enchantment was in at Bristol Light Festival in March 2020 just before the Pandemic – and it is a joy to be travelling and making art for people again. Join us to experience a magical landscape full of quirky art, unexpected performances and beautiful light art from 19th to the 27th February 2022. UPDATE see a short video of the festival💥 Vinterlys video Funded by Statens Kunstfond and Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune, DK.
Watershed’s Lunchtime Talk – Place and Colour
Pervasive Media Studio Resident Tine Bech talked about her work creating social interaction and colour in public spaces at the Watershed’s Lunchtime Talk. Using examples from her practice, Tine shared ideas on the importance of ‘visual invitation to social interaction’ and explored how play encourages audiences to move from looking to active participation. She also discussed her work creating social interaction and colour in public spaces. More than ever, our shared public spaces and town centres have the opportunity for change. At a time of rapid reflection, we should ask what place can and should be in the future?
Tine Bech speaks at the Global Design Forum – London Design Festival
Tine Bech joins the panel at Design Hybrid - Transdisciplinary Approach to Design. Victoria and Albert Museum 14:30 - 15:15 24 September 2021 Hosted at the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Today design no longer works in silo within fixed disciplines, and transdisciplinary practice brings a participatory approach to design, where different practices – from academia to science and technology – inform and shape the outcome. This shift enriches and provides a more holistic approach to the process, creating solutions and ideas that are effective and purposeful. Tine will be discussing her work and how she collaborates across disciplines in her practice. She believes that collaboration across disciplines – stepping sideways, sharing and creating spaces and moments that are inspired…
Panel Discussion Gut + Nut @ Wolf & Badger, London Design Festival
Tine Bech joins the panel Gut + Nut @ Wolf & Badger, London Design Festival 2021. Wednesday 22 September 18.30 - 19.30. The Gut + Nut club is a collective of design professionals, collaborators and disruptors ranging from fashion designers, colour consultants, Architects, Interior designers, car design, game design, drag queens etc. We will be discussing, STUFF! An honest and open conversation about how much STUFF we need? Is there a sustainable, creative and profitable way to rethink how we consume? Tine will be talking about how we connect DOING STUFF together and how to create art and culture to be experienced rather than consumed. Hosted at Wolf & Badger @ COALDROPSYARD Kings Cross, London. All tickets proceeds going to CHOOSE LOVE
New glass installation: Shine your Colours
Shine your Colours is a multifaceted artwork that allows visitors to see themselves and the world through different colours. Its currently on exhibited at Riverside, Canary Wharf, London until 21 Aug 2021. The installation consists of transparent coloured glass panels – composed to create a social space focusing on colour and wellbeing, where people can meet and reflect. Shine your Colours celebrates people – visitors will see themselves and friends in colour. The installation invites people into creativity and play, to take photos and discover how colours mix and transform as they move through the installation. The work will bring us together safely for the collective positive experiences that contributes to a sense of enjoyment. A place where different generations…
New public artwork: Summer Cloud – We Dream of You.
Summer Cloud invites you to dream. This playful work evokes wonder and reflects both visitors and the world around us. The cloud is the perfect metaphor for our age. Its shape-shifting qualities can inspire hope not only representing the idea of change but symbolising the human ability to dream. Summer Cloud evokes the creative and imaginary space between clouds invocation of childlike wonder and its abstract identity to develop and imagine new forms. Imagine a reflective cloud that can transport us – allowing us to see ourselves, the people we are with, and the world around us. The public Sculpture is currently on exhibited at Riverside, Canary Wharf, London until 21 Aug 2021. Summer Cloud – We Dream Of You…
Summer Lights, Canary Wharf, London – Exhibition of Public Artworks
We are thrilled to announce two new works; Summer Cloud – We Dream of You, a new sculpture, and Shine Your Colours, a new glass installation at Canary Wharf. Come and see it, entry is FREE and it’s open until Saturday 21 August. Why not enhance your experience by listening to our one-minute podcast, Shine Your Colours and Summer Cloud - We Dream of You. The Canary Wharf Summer Lights exhibition celebrates natural light and colour and is open daily and best viewed between sunrise and sunset. Download a map and see 11 artworks that shimmer and shine in natural light.
Colour Me Beautiful touring in Australia
We are delighted to return to Australia again to show the interactive artwork Colour Me Beautiful in Penrith and work with the 2021 Real Festival in September. Colour Me Beautiful invites visitors of all ages to play. We will create a positive digital sculptural that allows us to draw strength from each other – and see people united in colour. By associating the process with an everyday pastime – sharing selfies photos – we can cut through the perceived barrier that sometimes stops people from engaging with art. This day- and night-time interactive art project transforms public spaces into participatory playful places. The interactive installation captures images of audience members on five runways; live posting them onto a large colour matrix…
Art for all
We create artworks that bring us safely together for collective and positive experiences which contribute to a sense of enjoyment. We aim to create public places for creative interaction. Places where different generations can come together, friends can meet up and create new memories. Our Projects aim to evoke moments of wonder and encounters that connect us. Interactive projects are designed to simultaneously allow a significant number of people to engage with the work at the same time, thereby avoiding bottlenecks and clustering of people. Our bespoke technical interfaces react live to people’s gestures, there is no need to physically touch anything. Tine Bech Studio believe that culture creates communities, art is for anyone and art belongs everywhere. We know…
Colour Me Beautiful showing with Curiocity Brisbane in Australia.
We are thrilled to return to Australia to show interactive artwork Colour Me Beautiful, in Brisbane and work with Curiocity – a celebration of science, art and tech from 12th to 28th March 2021. Click the links to see all curious events and find inspiration for visitors of all ages. Tine Bech Studio are delighted to participate in Brisbane in a festival where possibilities of play and imagination roam and big ideas collide! Transforming both the environment and human behaviour through the creative possibilities of playmaking, Colour Me Beautiful transforms public spaces into participatory playful places. The interactive installation captures images of audience members on five runways; live posting them onto a large colour matrix screen - colouring you beautiful. Curiocity Brisbane…
Dream fund Award
Civic Square and The Department of Dreams have funded a small research project that explores how we play together during lockdown. In this time we have stayed ‘hyperlocal’, proximity has become a commodity and we are finding new places, creating new spaces for shared cultural experiences (windows, gardens, balconies). Tine is exploring how we can create a shareable kit or tool that can collect play stories, images and thoughts of how we can play and connect locally. Stay tuned to hear more. Department of Dreams is part of Civic Square' work to shape regenerative futures and reimagining the Public Square. I believe cities need creative collaborative, social spaces—in unexpected places—that inspire participation and communication. After all, a city’s public spaces are fundamentally where…
Tine join Dartington Art School’s new MA Arts and Place.
Tine is delighted to be joining Dartington Art School accepting the role as Senior Lecturer for a new Arts and Place MA. The MA Arts and Place course puts particular emphasis on collaborative practice in response to an expanded understanding of place. The course offers a unique residency-based learning programme working with external cultural organisations. DR Tine Bech work with art and place – "My real focus is on people, collaboration, participation, play, and place. My practice happens both inside and outside the gallery, or in the corridors of the gallery, or with people. Essentially at its core, I’m seeking to create social spaces where we engage, where we connect with each other in new ways. I am particularly interested…
Interview – Hear Tine talk about travel and home.
Interview – Listen to Tine talk about travel and what is home during lockdown pandemic. Tine talked to Dr Tracey Warr (Published writer, Director of Research at Dartington Trust, Head of Dartington Art School) as part of her Call Centre art research project on the coronavirus pandemic. They contemplated the pull of home and discussed our new sense of hyperlocal arising from the lockdown. Tine shared her story of getting a lift on a removable van to come back home to London from her home town Aarhus, Denmark. You can see a summary of the conversation and more on the Call Centre project here. Call Centre is hosted by ACA – A Dartington Art School, MA Arts and Place residency…
We Believe is longlisted for the 2020 Lumen Prize for Art and Technology
We are thrilled to have been longlisted for the 2020 Lumen Prize for Art and Technology. Our entry 'We Believe' is a large-scale interactive piece that connects two cities via a control room with retro-style consoles. The project is an exploration of how art, technology and audience participation can intersect to shape cities. From a rooftop control tower, members of the public can take control of the lighting of two iconic buildings in two separate cities. A control room elicits thoughts of power from the rich calling their servants to the growing automation of the workforce – asking who is in command? The piece connects people and places, cities and cultures through light, participation – and play.
Play makes us smart and colours unite us
Tine (Bech Studio) has been commissioned to create a permanent display for the University of Warwick’s Art Collection. Shine Your Colours is a large-scale installation designed with coloured glass panels and surveillance two-way mirrors. This multifaceted artwork will invite people to see themselves and the world through reflections and windows of different colours, and to become part of this atmosphere through play, socialising and interactions. The brilliance of the materials are combined to create social spaces for wellbeing, where people can interact, relax or reflect. An online platform will become an evolving artwork, tracing time and interactions in the installation. Visitors are encouraged to upload photos of themselves and others interacting with the colours.
Pink Enchantment is going to Bristol
Tine Bech Studio is showing Pink Enchantment at Bristol Light Festival this February at the Castle Bridge. Pink Enchantment is a breath-taking sight, which brings together light and people and transforms bridges into stunning artworks. The work invites people of all ages to interact and be immersed in pink ‘clouds’. We are trilled to return home to Bristol and work with curator Katherine Jewkes and producer Vashti Waite to bring colour, light and play to Bristol City Centre spaces. We open Thursday 27th February with a preview where the installations can be seen for the first time. Festival is open from Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March, between 5pm-11pm. Bristol Light Festival will showcase renowned international light artists alongside…
See Colour Me Beautiful videos from Riga exhibtion
Over 35.000 visitors interacted and created beautiful colour portraits at Staro Riga Colour Me Beautiful. It was amazing to see so many smiling faces - people interacting and playing, couples kissing, families playing together, and elderly people’s faces light up when making a ‘pose ’ in the runways. Thank you beautiful Riga, Latvia, home to Staro Rīga Light Festival. Video Interview with artist Tine Bech sharing how Colour Me Beautiful people of all ages to walk the runway, strike a pose and be captured in a bright maze of colour. Featuring five colourful runways leading to a vivid portrait landscape on a large LED screen, Colour Me Beautiful invites the public to play and interact. The interactive installation captures images…
Chromatic Play showing at Winter Lights 2020
Visit our illuminated sculptures at Canary Wharf London, Winter Lights 2020 from the 16th - 25th January everyday between 4pm and 10 pm. Find Chromatic Play inside at the Jubilee Mall on the Promenade level - number 25 on the Winter Lights 2020 Light Art Map. Three illuminated sculptures in green, blue and red. Glowing, they invite you to interact and change their colour. Interactive sensors in the antennas on each light sculpture interact when a visitor is in close proximity, turning all three light sculptures the same colour. When the connection moves away, the three illuminated sculptures return as they were. Chromatic Play continues Tine Bech Studio’s exploration of the role of play in creating social bonds and how technology…
See Tine’s keynote from IndieCade Europa Conference in Paris
Dr Tine Bech gave a keynote at IndieCade Europa Conference in Paris 18th and 19th Oct. In her talk ’To Play or Not to Play’ Tine she shared her practical and theoretical knowledge on creating play in public spaces and designing for human interaction. Using examples from her practice, she revealed why we need to play. The IndieCade Europa Conference showcases games from the whole world and features provocative and timely talks and keynotes from top industry thinkers. IndieCade put forward lessons and ideas from experts in their fields to supports the development of independent games and play making.
Illuminated Portraits with Tine Bech Studio at Dulwich Picture Gallery
Thank you to the visitors at Dulwich Picture Gallery who created over 75 beautifully illuminated family portraits at the Tine Bech Studio Rembrandt’s Light workshop. Illuminated Portraits with Tine Bech Studio took place at the Linbury Room. Participants learned how to draw with light from multimedia installation artist Tine Bech. Played with movement, colour, light and photography to create their your own illuminated portrait inspired by the exhibition Rembrandt’s Light. Light drawings are a versatile and playful method, which encourages people to engage and create their own light works. Participants use a range of unique specialised lights and spacial drawing techniques that Tine Bech have developed over the last eight years to create increasingly more advanced light drawings with participants.…
Colour Me Beautiful is showing in Riga, Latvia
Colour Me Beautiful invites people of all ages to walk the runway, strike a pose and be captured live on a large screen in a bright maze of colour. Showing in beautiful Riga, Latvia’s capital, a cultural centre and the home to Staro Rīga Light Festival - an annual exhibition of outdoor installations. Join us from the 15th to the 18th November 2019 between 6pm to 11 pm. Featuring five colourful runways leading to a vivid portrait landscape on a large LED screen, Colour Me Beautiful invites the public to play and interact. The interactive installation captures images of audience members on each of the five runways; live posting them onto a large screen - colouring you beautiful. Visitors will…
Interview with Tine in Swedish publication
Read Tine Bech’s thoughts on being a Danish artist living in London UK as the United Kingdom makes preparations for life outside of the European Union. Written by Stuart Mayes, a British artist now living and working in Sweden, he spoke with four London based artists and curators who have established practices that operate across the freedoms of European Union membership. Published in Supermarket Art Magazine #9 is the exhibition catalogue of Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair 2019 bounds together with the artist-run Supermarket Art Magazine. The 2019 issue is dedicated to the theme ‘Temporary Moratorium – All allowed?
Book chapter published about Play in Higher Education by Dr Tine Bech and Professor Clive Holtham
The Power of Play in Higher Education - Creativity in Tertiary Learning examines the increasing popularity of creativity and play in tertiary learning, and how it can be harnessed to enhance the student experience at university. Professor Clive Holtham and Dr. Tine Bech’s chapter describes ‘Space 2050’ an innovative and thought provoking game created by Tine Bech for students and staff at CASS business school to develop better learning spaces. While play is often misunderstood as something ‘trivial’ and associated with early years education, the editors and contributors argue that play contributes to social and human development and relations at a fundamental level. This volume invalidates the commonly held assumption that play is only for children, drawing together numerous case studies from…
Tine Bech Studio is developing a new work for University of Warwick Art Collection
We are delighted to be working with Warwick Art Centre to create a new work for University of Warwick and the Art Collection Tine will create a playful and interactive space, which encourages people to participate freely, to develop confidence and to escape from day-to-day worries.
See our new video of Enchanted Connections
Interact and be immersed in colour! Enchanted Connections is an immersive interactive light installation that transforms gardens, parks and architectural spaces - outdoor and indoor - to a stunning artwork. The installation is designed to create a high impact, immediate transformation and participants can play independently, or together, to create a magical space. Visitors can select different colours by hovering their hand over a glowing circle on the plinths. The work is truly interactive, in other words it reacts live to peoples movement.
Read about Tines work in Japanese article about Playable Cities
On her blog Ideas for good Nagisa Mizuno shares what she learned at the Making the City Playable Conference in Tokyo. Quoting Dr Tine Bech's research and former WIRED Japanese editor-in-chief Megumi Wakabayashi she list three reasons why adults needs to play more and how the Playable City can learn from the Edo periode. The article is in Japanese but can be translated to your language using google translate.
Rainbow Makers featured in article about the potential of Culture of Lates
Nick Stockman from Culture24’s has written an article on ‘Culture of Lates’ which features Rainbow Makers by Tine Bech Studio. Rainbow Makers is a game that literally illuminating museums and galleries in order to shine a new light of its collections, spaces and histories. The game is intuitive and collaborative and encourages visitors to a museum or gallery to explore and engage with specific art works in an inspiring new way in order to achieve a collective vision: the creation of a digital rainbow which takes form simultaneously both in-venue and online. Producer Nick Stockman's article Dusk til Dawn article, published in the Attraction Management Website, explores the development of lates at museums, galleries, profits cultural attractions, F&B providers, high street retailers and the huge potential of night-time events.…
Opening Soon – Interactive garden at Canary Wharf 2019
Tine Bech Studio is creating a new immersive light installation for Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Place Roof Garden as part of the Winter Lights in January 2019. Enchanted Connection is interactive light installation that transforms large public spaces into a stunning artwork. Visitors to the Cross Rail garden and interact light and each other in an imaginative way. Explore the transformed garden and experience a vibrant atmosphere. Play independently or collaborate to create an enchanted landscape of stunning colours. Stay tuned for more news here, on Instagram and on Twitter
Tine is the Keynote speaker at Making the City Playable Conference in Tokyo
Tine gave a keynote at Making the City Playable Tokyo on how we can create public places where people and play becomes the heart of the City. Encouraging citizens to reimagine and rethink their city’s services, places and history. The conference bought together an international mix of artists, policy makers, cultural producers, and creative change makers to challenge our thinking and shape our inquiry into the future of Tokyo as a Playable City in the lead up to Tokyo 2020. See the wonderful drawings by Graphic Facilitator Yunico Yamazaki ‘I drew so many hearts when Tine talked about Art in Public Spaces and Play’. Playable City is a global programme produced by Watershed in Bristol UK In association with British Council. Playable…
Hear Tine give a talk about technoloy, art and play
Tine is giving a talk at the Random String Symposium at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry the 16th Nov 2018. The Symposium is a one-day event for cultural organisations and artists, exploring the use of interactive & networked technologies in the creative process. Hear from practitioners from across the UK and overseas, join frank conversations about the practicalities of using technology and explore a showcase of interdisciplinary work. University of Warwick Arts Centre 10am to 5pm. Tine will be the first speaker. Registration starts at 9am. The Symposium is as part of a weekend long festival showcasing artists working with technology curated by Ludic Rooms. As real-time technologies become more intelligent, how might arts practitioners find new ways to create, improvise, and play? This year, Random String aims…
The Art of Illumination – talk by the celebrated Danish installation artist Tine Bech
Tine is giving a talk at Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation at Blacks in Soho 67 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4QH Tuesday 23 Oct from 6.30pm. Talk starts at promptly 7.00pm, and should last about an hour. The Art of Illumination With the celebrated Danish installation artist Tine Bech Modern technology has greatly expanded the possibilities for contemporary artists, and in particular their ability to work with light. Tine Bech, the celebrated international artist, will talk about talk about some of the major art installations she has delivered in the public realm, and in particular about the art of illumination, using temporary installation lighting to create important and dramatic contemporary artworks. In its explorations of technology and of modernity these works very much reflect the dynamic…
Light Bug is showing at the Millennium Gallery
Playground is a free interactive digital art exhibition that invites all ages to play. Light Bug explores the playground of the future with a digitally enhanced swing that brings responsive light, colour and sound to festivals and events and future playgrounds. Experience the joy of play at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield in a week-long free exhibition of interactive art for children and families from July 3rd to the 8th 2018. See the full programme here. The exhibition runs along side the Children’s Media Conference. The CMC is the only gathering in the UK for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content to kids – on all platforms.
See our latest Pink Enchantment Video
Pink Enchantment is an interactive light installation that transforms bridges into stunning artwork. As visitors walk across the bridge, clouds of colours will appear creating an electric, vibrant atmosphere. The design will be unique to the site, consisting of a series of interactive section, which together will become a large visual installation that is tailored to its location.
Pink Enchantment showing in the US
Be immersed in colour from 14th April to 21st April 2018 at Light City, Baltimore, US. Pink Enchantment is an interactive light installation that transforms bridges into stunning artwork. As visitors walk across the bridge, clouds of colours will appear creating an electric, vibrant atmosphere. The cloud-like burst of color lingers and creates an immersive experience, which inspires audiences and encourages social engagement through play and physical participation. When there is no traffic on the bridge, a single color lights the structure of the bridge, until a visitor walks across and the bridge comes to life. Light City is the nation's only large-scale international light and ideas festival. Immerse yourself in the light and art. Presented by Baltimore Development Corporation.
Beautiful new video of Colour Me Beautiful
Transforming both the environment and human behaviour through the creative possibilities of play making, Colour Me Beautiful transform public places into social interactive spaces. Five colourful runways lead to a vivid portrait landscape. The interactive installation captures images of audience members; live posting them onto a large screen – colouring you beautiful! The work invites people of all ages to ‘walk the colour runway’, strike a pose and be captured in a bright maze of colour. See more about the work. Video my Max McClure.
Tine joins Creative Technologies at Architectural Scale panel
This panel shows us the way in which artists and directors use cities as a backdrop, playing with urban spaces and architecture to create amazing displays on huge and small scales. Creative Technologies at Architectural Scale Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:00 PM 3:00 PM The Anatomy Rooms Queen Street Aberdeen Scotland, AB10 1AP Running for four nights between the 8th–11th February 2018 SPECTRA, Aberdeen’s stunning Festival of Light, will bring together leading international artists with Scottish collaborators and developing new talent the festival will deliver a four-day light and music spectacular. Building on the success of our inaugural Catalyst Conference of last year we are thrilled to be bringing together again an array of highly successful cultural leaders, artists and experts from across…
Tine Bech talks about play and her work Colour Me Beautiful on London Live News
Winter nights get brighter in Canary Wharf by Sasha Spratt. London Live News 16th Jan 2018. More than 30 sculptures and structures forming this year's Winter Lights Festival in Canary Wharf. The event aims to bring some much needed colour to the financial district - during the dark month of January.
We Believe showcased in SGM Lighing news
To celebrate Aarhus as European Capital of Culture 2017, Danish artist and lighting designer Tine Bech from Tine Bech Studio in London developed We Believe, an interactive lighting project taking place in Denmark and the UK simultaneously over a period of ten days. Using SGM wash and flood lights, participants in Aarhus controlled the facade lights at both Aarhus City Hall Tower and The Royal Danish Embassy in London. “We have been very pleased with the corporation with Tine Bech, who, from the beginning, set extremely high demands to both color mix and color calibration. In Aarhus, we mixed P-5s with P-2s, and we could not see any difference in neither colormix nor dimming,” said Christian Vigsø, CEO of VIGSØ,…
Colour Me Beautiful showing at Canary Wharf Winter Lights
Colour Me Beautiful invites you to ‘walk the colour runway’, strike a pose and be captured in a bright maze of colour. This playful artwork transforms public spaces into an interactive digital art playground. Featuring five colourful runways leading to a vivid portrait landscape, Colour Me Beautiful invites the public to play and interact. The interactive installation captures images of audience members on each runway; live posting them onto a large screen - colouring you beautiful. Showing now at Canary Wharf 24 hrs a day until the 27th January 2018 Find us at Jubilee Place level 2 (lower ground). At Canary Wharf tube, just after the barrier exit, look for the Jubilee Place entrance (to the left). Go into the shopping centre,…
New work created for London Bridge City
Enchanted Spaces is a beautiful bespoke lighting installation that was shown at two pagodas at London Bridge City Pier. The pagodas were illuminated in a colour scheme of cool white, pink, blues and purple with subtle animations of snowflakes falling and stars blinking. Each pagoda compliments the other and is programmed to change in slow changing rhythms The light installation illuminated the London Bridge City Pier against the backdrop of Tower Bridge, creating a visual invitation that encouraged visitors to explore Christmas by the River by Tudor Markets.
We Believe – A bridge of light between two European Cities
We Believe was one of the most popular Aarhus 2017 Culture Year project after the opening ceremony. See why in the wonderful video by Jakob Lerche. Tine Bech Studio believe culture creates communities and that art is for anyone and that art belongs everywhere.
Spectacular light installation to link two architectural masterpieces in London and Denmark to celebrate European Capital of Culture 2017
A major light installation by one of Denmark’s leading female artists, Tine Bech, will connect two iconic Arne Jacobsen buildings, The Embassy of Denmark in London and Aarhus City Hall Tower in Denmark, from 10 to 19 November 2017, 5pm–11pm daily, to celebrate this year’s European Capital of Culture celebrations. The work is presented with the Association Hidden Places. The interactive artwork, We Believe, perfectly encapsulates the spirit of European collaboration and cultural exchange. From a control room on a rooftop in Aarhus, members of the public will be able to activate the controls which will illuminate the architecture of the two buildings. They will be able to control individual light sections using a series of interactive devices. The work…
Play and Illuminate iconic architecture in London and Aarhus
See the beautiful ‘We Believe’ posters designed by illustrator Lizzie Reid
Interview with the Danish artist – Tine Bech
Interview - online magazine. I see myself as an artist and designer foremost – I love the process of making and seeing a vision come together. The moment when I give the project or artwork over to the audience and they take over is magic. But I am also a researcher in that I like learning and finding out about the bigger thinking behind our culture – play theory for example. That’s why I did a PhD. Read the interview. Published in We Know Melbourne, Australia, 30 Aug. 2017.
An artist with a PhD in play reveals why fun is not just for the young
Tine Bech is a Danish artist who has a PhD in play and has made a career out of creating fun, physical, interactive art that encourages people of all ages to get playful. She says it's more than just an amusing and enjoyable way to pass the time. "I really love what I do. I'm a quite playful person," Bech tells SBS. "We do know from science that there are certain things that play definitely does for us. One of the most important things is that, from a more academic point of view, it enables us to be emotionally intelligent. "If we play we learn how to be with other people, how to socialise, we learn to connect, so it…
Tine talks play & transforming the city using play
Why should we play? Radio interview about transforming the city into a playground. Art and Games by Dr Tine Bech & Dr. Troy Innocent, Listen to the interview. Learning to play again. Drawing Room, presented by Patricia Karvelas, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 23 Aug. 2017.
Danish Artist Tine Bech Comes to Australia with QV Melbourne
QV Melbourne's Laneway Series launches with Light / Play and the first Australian work from Danish artist Tine Bech QV Melbourne is thrilled to announce that QV has commissioned globally acclaimed Danish artist Tine Bech to complete her first Australian work, which will be the centrepiece of a new interactive program of events called Light / Play. The celebration of light and play will herald the end of winter from Friday 25 August – Sunday 10 September. Tine’s new work, entitled Colour Me Beautiful, will create a playful new environment for social interaction, experienced for the very first time at QV Melbourne. “I don’t define play as being only for children. Our own evolution and survival as a species shows the…
Exhibition at Broadgate – British Land
Discover joyful and fascinating interactive art at 201 Bishopsgate as part of our Life Meets Tech season as Tine Bech’s Come Into Play lands at Broadgate. Transforming both the environment and human behavior through the creative possibilities of play-making, Come Into Play forms an immersive and interactive environment. Combining artistic design with innovative technology, the highly engaging artworks form a playable space in which human experiences are placed firmly at the centre, encouraging participation and communication. Continuing artist Tine Bech’s exploration of the role of play in creating social bonds and new forms of communication, the exhibition also asks the viewer to consider how technology increasing shapes the ways in which we interact with one another. Fancy a break from…
Commission for Aarhus 2017 – European Capital of Culture
Tine Bech’s home town Aarhus in Denmark has been appointed European Capital of Culture in 2017 and her studio has been commissioned to create an interactive light installation that spans two cities – Aarhus and London, by the Association Hidden Places. We Believe an interactive and playable cities light project and explores how public spaces can invite participation and create connections between people. The project curated and arranged by the Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017 project stakeholder the Association Hidden Places in partnership with the Royal Danish Embassy in London, Aarhus City Hall and Karolinegaarden. Audience will illuminate Aarhus City Hall Tower and the Danish Embassy in London from a control room. Using the aesthetics and theatre of the control room we will create an interactive ‘playable’…
Kinetic Storyteller is showcased in Interactions
Kinetic Storyteller is showcased in Interactions Demo Hour. Read about interactive and networked set of swing and other artworks showed at SIGGRAPH Art Gallery 2016 Read the online Interactions Magazine here Interactions, Volume 24 Issue 2, March + April 2017. ACM New York, NY, USA. Pages 10-13
Highlights from GLOW Creative Barking and Dagenham
GLOW video created by Blatella Films
Rainbow Makers video from The Whitworth
Rainbow Makers from Tine Bech on Vimeo. Rainbow Makers was commissioned by Museums at Night, Culture24 and The Whitworth. Rainbow Makers is touring game that invite new audience to engage with museums and galleries. It is an inventive, intuitive and collaborative experience for audiences to reimagine the venues’ collections. Watch participants at the Whitworth playing and engaging with the gallery in an inspiring new way to create a digital rainbow simultaneously both in-venue and online. Video by The Hatch
Tine Bech gives a talk about play in Cambridge
Play of Light – A day of five sessions exploring creativity, games, innovation, play – and light! Monday the 13th February 2017 at 3.00pm Tine will talk about how she play with light subversively! E-Luminate Cambridge and co-curator Pat Kane have brought together an amazing collection of writers, performers, artists, academics, gamers and scientists for this special one-off event. Tickets are available to attend all or individual sessions. Book tickets Full programme
Catch Me Now at eLuminateFest Cambridge
We are delighted that Catch Me Now is coming to eLuminateFest Cambridge 2017 Catch Me Now is an intriguing interactive light installation, which entices audiences into a merry dance of catch. Find our playful light at Quayside Courtyard CB5 8AB From 10th to the 15 February after dark. See the full programme See map
Join us at Shakespeare’s New Place
Tine Bech Studio has joined United Nations Board of Significant Inspiration to show 'Up in the air', a magic interactive swing at Shakespeare's New Place as part of the Garden of Curious A-MUSE-ments. Enter the gardens of Shakespeare’s New Place to embark on your muse catching mission. Investigate reports of unusual activities and embrace the elements as you complete tasks set by the muses of earth, fire, air and water. UNBOSI is one of the lesser-known departments of the United Nations. Since 1947 we have been globally studying sites associated with human genius. UNBOSI was created with the knowledge that even after a war to end all wars, world leaders had failed to keep the peace and tend to be…
Barking and Dagenham’s First Light Festival
For 2 nights only, see 20 beautiful arts projects and installations at this winter event GLOW for all the family. Play with Tine Bech’s work Catch Me Now, an interactive light installation, which entices audiences into a merry dance. Catch Me Now has been shown at the V&A, the Science Museum, Edinburg Science festival, Kinetica, at light festivals. Catch it Now the 25th and 26th November between 5 and 10pm at the Eastbury Manor House with Creative Barking and Dagenham. Tickets 5£ & under 16’s free. Interactive art, light and fire, arts and crafts workshops, face painting, stalls with delicious food and drinks, a DJ and activities for all the family. DOWNLOAD the full programme and map
Phonenix Magazine’s Optimism issue features Tine Bech
“I create unique experiences for people, using our behaviours and social abilities with interactive art, technology and the materials around us“, says Bech, who has developed a model for creating a new type of interactive art, placing the audience's experience at its centre. “I think art is actually a collective, quite a social, experience." ...Interactive and installation art is still at the cutting edge of the art world, and its relative youth means that it actively engages with making positive changes for the future; they are, in a word, optimistic. Holler's slides, apart from being exploratory sculptures that offer the possibility of unique inner experiences that can be used for the exploration of the self", are actually changing architects attitudes…
Interview with Tine about public playful artworks
As part of a research project for the King’s College London Arts and Humanities Festival, Matheson Marcault been interviewing different curators, designers, artists and architects about playful work for public space. This interview is with Tine Bech, a multidisciplinary artist and researcher. Her work explores the potential for transforming environments and human behaviour through the creative possibilities of play and game-making. It is a subtle invitation to step in, and then there’s this sort of flow of commitment that leads to bigger things. Bigger moments! The growth of motion sensing and proximity sensing in doors and taps and so on is expanding the range of interactions that people understand instinctively We have a hierarchy of play where children are at…
Light up the Museum – Become a Rainbow Maker
For one night only Manchester will radiate in the glow of Danish born, London-based artist Tine Bech’s Rainbow Makers - the art treasure hunt for grown-ups. Teams of up to 8 people, wearing the artist’s own specially designed multi-coloured light vests, will generate a gigantic rainbow projection on the walls of the gallery by finding seven of the Whitworth’s most iconic objects. Sign-up for one of the 45 minute slots in advance and book your chance to demolish darkness and discover the sparkling gems of the collection. No experience, equipment or expertise needed just enthusiasm and the desire to be part of the magic. Rainbow Makers at the Whitworth is part of Museums at Night, the UK's twice-yearly festival of Lates.
Museums at Night will show Rainbow Makers
Tine Bech Studio and Rainbow Makers is part of the lineup for the Museums at Night at The Whitworth in Manchester the 27th Oct Rainbow Makers is a simple, intuitive, collaborative game which encourages visitors to the museum or gallery to explore and engage with specific art works and the venue itself in an inspiring new way in order to achieve a collective vision: the creation of a digital rainbow which takes form simultaneously both in-venue and online. Wearing artist made interactive light wearables, players set out in groups to seek out seven spaces. The aim of the game is to find seven artworks or objects and create a rainbow. Each artwork is ‘guarded’ by a ‘Gatekeeper’ with a remote control which switches the colour…
Full programme now live – Lets get Real Conference
Tine will give a short talk at Lets Get Real Conference at The Whitworth, Manchester - as part of the opening of Rainbow Makers for Museums at Night at The Whitworth in Manchester the 27th Oct. How can arts and heritage organisations get better at recognising, articulating and generating value from online cultural retail? It’s a hot topic as public funding is squeezed and we look for new income streams and business models that align with our cultural offer. But online cultural retail is about more than just generating financial value. What we sell and package influences how our audiences engage with us. The way we approach new product development challenges the way we think about our overall offer, our brand and our purpose. People want…
Video Games: An Introduction to the Industry
Watershed’s Playable City project BikeTag by Tine Bech is featured with in Video Games - An Introduction to the industry. BikeTAG is a pervasive game system created from LED lights, proximity sensors and a Smartphone application. Originally created in 2012 by artists Tine Bech, Julian Sykes and Bang & Lee, during the Playable City Sprint, hosted by Watershed and the British Council. In a unique commission for Bristol Temple Quarter, the BikeTAG light system was used within an innovative street game that lit up Bristol’s Enterprise Zone. The commission ‘Colour Keepers’ was designed to help re-invent perceptions of the Enterprise Zone – the area surrounding Bristol’s Temple Meads Station. Part exploration, part battle, part collaboration, part art experience, Colour Keepers was a chance…
Kinetic Storyteller in the Leonardo Journal
Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology LEONARDO SPECIAL ISSUE SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Papers and Data Materialities Art Gallery, August 2016, Vol. 49, No. 4 Social engagement in public space can be an awkward, challenging, and often difficult experience for people unfamiliar with each other or their surroundings. The need for an impartial mediator to connect people is something that artists have been tackling with their work for many years and is still being readdressed daily. Read: The Kinetic Storyteller 2016: Tine Bech The theme of the SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery is “data materialities,” which centers on the premise that we are surrounded daily by networks, information, and data. Data sources range from public to private profiles, wired to…
Video Interview with artist Tine Bech at SIGGRAPH
SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery The Kinetic Storyteller from Tine Bech on Vimeo.
Video interview with Tine about Kinetic Storyteller
Interview Kinetic Storyteller Siggraph 2016 CGS from Tine Bech on Vimeo.
Kinetic Storyteller is really cool
KineticStoryteller11 from Tine Bech on Vimeo. Audience at SIGGRAPH Art Gallery share their experiences about Kinetic Storyteller - an interactive swings that materialising social media data through kinetic interaction.
New interactive work with swings
Kinetic Storyteller is a new interactive artwork by Tine Bech Studio. As participants swings on the structure, they are connected to a data stream of the networked landscape around them, specifically the social media banter of Twitter. With each kinetic swing rotation, new messages tagged with specific hashtags are presented on three large screen situated in front and to the sides of the participants. The social interaction is not only to reveal data, here each swing generating data - and different narratives. Thus the kinetic motion of the swings drives the data stream, illuminating this lost connection between our physical movement and the information that we generate and carry with us daily from our mobile devices. Participant’s interaction with the…
Kinetic Storyteller opens at SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery, USA LA
Kinetic Storyteller is a new interactive artwork by Tine Bech Studio. Working with engineer Louis Christodoulou Tine has created another playful environment for social interaction consisting of a pair of swings next to each other. SIGGRAPH Art Gallery: Data Materialities Art Gallery Chair Jonah Brucker-Cohen Networks, information, and data constantly surround us. Data Materialities exhibition exposed this plethora of data and transformed it to incarnations of tangibility that not only showcase their complexity, but also allow us to relate to them on a human scale. By injecting humor and kinetic energy to their exposition, the gallery makes light of these data platforms and presents them on a grand scale to reveal their ubiquity. Artwork and artists for the SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery were selected…
Banbury Museum solo exhibition
Play of Light: Explore and experience intriguing light-art by Tine Bech, renowned for her innovative interactive projects that excite and inspire people of all ages around the world. Tine creates playful inspiring art that invites you to participate, creating your own unique and memorable experiences. Banbury Museum Sat 16 July – Sat 3 September. Monday to Saturday 10 – 5pm. Bank Holidays 10.30 – 4.30 The exhibition continues Tine Bech exploration of the role of play in creating social bonds and new forms of communication and how technology increasingly shapes the way we interact with one another. Her work is a playful comment on our ability (and inability) to communicate in an age of seemingly infinite communication possibilities. Light Fantastic:…
SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Talks
Artists whose works are presented in the Data Merialities Art Gallery discuss their creative and technical processes. Tine will talk about her work Wednesday, 27 July, 10:45 am - Noon Social and Connected Media Moderator: Katherine Moriwaki, Parsons School of Design Speakers: Tine Bech, The Kinetic Story Teller Mogens Jacobsen, Crime Scene
SIGGRAPH 2016 – Art Gallery Trailer
Check out the SIGGRAPH 2016 – Art Gallery Trailer Light Bug appears to visualise my new work Kinetic Storyteller
Highly interactive art exhibits from around the world will be a special feature during SIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. With the tagline "Render the Possibilities," SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24-28 July 2016. This year's Art Gallery, assembled under the banner "Data Materialities," represents a unique collection of 10 highly interactive installations created from 2003-2016. SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery Chair Jonah Brucker-Cohen said, "We have made a special effort to bring back large-scale, highly immersive displays for the Art Gallery. Our title, 'Data Materialities,' illustrates the fact that in 2016, we are all constantly surrounded by networks, information, and data. Whether these stimuli…
CounterPlay Conference Denmark
Dr. Tine Bech will present her work at CounterPlay Conference in Denmark Main Stage, Friday April 15th at 13.50. To Play or not to Play - Interactive Artworks Using examples from her practice, Tine will share ideas on the relationship between play, public spaces and interactivity via new technologies, including the importance of the invitation to play, encouraging audiences to move from looking to doing, and the kinds of play that can be initiated through interactive artwork. Playful interactive art enables the creation of spaces and events that affords playful interactions and encounters - it invites people to be curious and seeks to engage audiences into dialogue and thereby opening up the possibility for play. Tine will present research into…
Chromatic Play at the Finnish Institute London
Video by Louis Christodoulou of Chromatic Play coming alive at the Finnish Institute for the The Games Europe Plays exhibition.
Games Europe Plays exhibition and panel talk
Tine Bech Studio is showing Chromatic Play at Games Europe Plays exhibition and joins a panel to talk about the future of the gaming industry and creativity/collaboration in design. The exhibition looks at independent European digital games for young people (4+) and their families. It brings together some of the most visionary artists and engineers of digital games and learning, working in the field. The Games Europe Plays is hosted by The Finnish Institute in London and EUNIC London as part of the London Games Festival Fringe Programme. The exhibition is the first in a series of three shows initiated by EUNIC London and curated by body technologist and digital expert Ghislaine Boddington. They will bring to the UK the best independent and innovative games made in Europe with…
Playful Cities at Edinburgh International Science Festival
Tine will present her research at the Playful Cities panel and show Catch Me Now in Edinburgh at Summerhall (Main Hall) on Saturday 26 March 2016. In the past play was rarely thought of as an activity for adults, however this is changing as science reveals how important it is for our minds. Pervasive Media Studio Producer Verity McIntosh will discuss the annual Playable City Award and will be joined by Dr Amanda Seed, lecturer in psychology and neuroscience and Dr Tine Bech, play researcher and artist, in an event hosted by Francesca Perry, social and community editor for Guardian Cities. Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016 explores how science, technology, engineering and design have the potential to improve the world we live in…
Q&A with Entrepreneur-in-Residence Tine Bech
Cass' Entrepreneur in Residence, Tine Bech talks us through her time at the school and how play is important to society. How did your partnership with Cass come about? Through Creativeworks London and its Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Creative Entrepreneur in Residence scheme. It was a great opportunity to work with people outside the creative industries and outside creative arts and design education. I was also keen to grow my own business learning curve. What have you been doing in your time here? Engaging with and being inspired by the people I met across the university to develop something specifically for Cass and City University. How can play influence business? I believe that play is important to…
New interactive project opens at Cass Business School
Creative Entrepreneur in Residence Tine Bech will conclude her project with Cass Business School with the premiere of Space 2050: Seeing and Seers, a unique interactive event where participants are the future learners and researchers, whose mission it is to re-imagine our future learning and research spaces. Players are sent to the year 2050 to become masters of illumination, in order to send illuminating messages back in time to help year 2016 envision the future of 21st Century knowledge spaces. Tine has spent time in the business school both physically, and in engagement with faculty and students. As a result, she has decided to build the theme of her event around space and knowledge, a crucial issue for the school…
Arts, culture, creativity and tech: key trends for 2016
A panel of artists, designers, composers and coders share the digital and technological developments that will affect arts and culture this year Artful Spark is a quarterly event series all about the gap between creative ideas and technical execution. In the words of its founders – Sam Howey Nunn, director of Stellar Network, and Ben Templeton, founder of Thought Den and associate creative director at Preloaded – the project aims to support more informed, creative, cross-discipline conversations around the vast wealth of possibilities presented by emerging technology. Here, speakers past and present share what they think will be the key trends in arts, culture, creativity and technology in 2016. Dr Tine Bech, artist and designer Cities take centre stage We live in a world…
Exploring the playground of the future with a digitally enhanced set of swings
Exploring the playground of the future with a digitally enhanced set of swings Short article by Dr Seth Giddings, Associate Professor of Digital Culture & Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton Lightbug is a magical swing that brings light, colour and sound to playgrounds. It invites children to play, through digital interactivity, in both imaginative and physical ways. Swinging triggers light and sound reactions, and the whole swing is programmed to respond to play, and to suggest different kinds of play activity and experience. This ambition project brings together Tine Bech’s interactive and design experience, Seth Giddings’ research into digital and postdigital play, and Danish play-technological expertise. Swings are symbolic of freedom, excitement, and thrills - children (and…
Aarhus artist settles in London and becomes internationally recognised
Tine Bech - Play, light, humour and colour Danish news article by Hans Petersen, Aarhus Stiftstidende Tine Bech in Aarhus with colorued lights as a backdrop. In her art, she plays with digital light. Photo: Kim Haugaard
Cloud computing becomes tangible with these dream-like Whispering Clouds
Fluffy Sculpture Network Reinvisions Cloud Communication Cloud computing becomes tangible with these dream-like Whispering Clouds by Charlie Stephens PFSK, TECHNOLOGY New social technologies help you link up with other people in your city, but what about connecting with the environment? Whispering Clouds is a set of digital clouds that light up and hang over a city, displaying messages and encouraging people to interact with each other and their physical surroundings. The clouds encourage people to play within the urban environment and create new ways of communicating in public spaces. The sculptures will be suspended between buildings or set in open public spaces, where they can receive and display text messages from passersby. They are the physical manifestations of the digital…
Playing with death and digital futures
A brief mention and a video of Lightbug in the WIRED visiting The Rooms Festival, Bristol, a three-day celebration of arts and technology. An artificially starlit pathway wound towards the entrance of an abandoned courthouse in central Bristol, through an avenue lined with fake pink-blossom trees. At the end of the path stood a flashing, bleeping swing that called passersby towards it with blinking lights and a musical tune. To the right of the swing there was a set of stairs that led to the courthouse's basement. by Cara Mcgogan
Academics and creative firms join together to showcase work
Times Higher Education reviews REACT By Matthew Reisz AHRC-funded festival flags up an astonishing variety of collaborative projects. There were many strange things to be seen when “a three-day festival of arts, humanities and new ideas” took over the complex consisting of Bristol’s old fire station, magistrates’ court and police station earlier this month. In a pop-up cemetery, people chalked up their preferred epitaphs: “She got shit done”, “A plot at last” or “Here be maggot food”. A specially created library featured initiatives exploring the future of the book, while a bedroom gave people an opportunity to design their own “intimate objects”. Outside in a playground and enchanted garden one could find a rocket, a wonky Wendy house and a swing…
REACT celebrates Lightbug
See Lightbug at the REACT festival THE ROOMS Join us in the magic garden where LightBug will light up and invite you into play. From 5th to the 7th November 2015 at the Old Firestation, Magistrates Courts and Police Station in Bristol City Centre. The Rooms Festival is a three day festival designed to showcase your REACT projects and inspire the public. From a playground filled with battling robots and fabulous beasts, to an interactive light garden, haunted study and enchanted library. Get lost in a bio-activated maze, dance with Elvis and reimagine our digital future. Alongside a series of interactive installations, we will be hosting an exciting programme of free talks, workshops, film screenings and house parties. THE ROOMS is brought…
Dorkbot London – How to turn complicated things into playful things
13 things I learned at Dorkbot London, 15th October 2015 Thanks to Tom Whitwell for summarising our work so well. 1. Play is simple. You know how cats chase the red spot from a laser pointer? Humans are exactly the same. Tine Bech’s installation Catch Me now is a spotlight projected onto the floor, controlled by a webcam and a computer. If you step into the spot, it expands for a few moments, then moves. Simple code = complicated play and lots of laughing. 2. Adults don’t like to play when there are children around When Tine set up her Catch me now at the Science Museum, during the day, it was dominated by children. But at night during a…
The Art Pavilion: Eureka
See Echidna at the Art Pavilion in the exhibition Eureka - An exciting exhibition about science related arts and fundamental physics brought to you by Osmosis Projects. 21st - 31st October show opens daily 10am-5pm 21st October launch 6pm-10pm 24th Gloop workshops 10.30am-12pm & 2pm-3.30pm 29th Open discussions Physics - Lazy Liquids 6pm-8pm 31st Gloop workshops 10.30am-12pm & 2pm-3.30pm The Art Pavilion Mile End Park Clinton Rd, London E3 4QY Supported by Tower Hamlets Council and Arts Council England
Watershed features LightBug in video
Play Sandbox is a programme that support six collaborations to develop new products or services for children. It has been designed to bring together companies, young people and academic researchers to develop prototypes that mobilise play in new and transformative ways. LightBug by Dr Tine Bech, Artist was created as part of a prototype research process with researcher Dr Seth Giddings, Associate Professor Digital Culture & Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.
Creative Entrepreneur award
Tine has been awarded a Creative Entrepreneur in Residence by Creativeworks London. Working with Cass Business School, Tine will explore how play and art can be central to enhance understanding and expression in management of organisations. Tine will investigate how ludic participatory (playable and interactive) spaces can benefit organisations and help innovate and create change. This Creative Entrepreneur initiative has been developed to support Cultural, Creative and Creative Digital sector entrepreneurs who are interested in undertaking a short-term residency with one of Creativeworks London’s research partners. The residencies will be focused on supporting entrepreneurs to work with the research community to assist in the development of new ideas, projects and products and/or to develop solutions to particular business needs. To…
Light Chasers – Rainbow Makers new work by Tine Bech
Light Chasers - Rainbow Makers was an incredible success at Israel Museum, where it was shown as part of Contact Point. Light Chasers - Rainbow Makers is a game where players fight to save the museum from impending darkness, bringing colour and light to it's fading artworks. It is a futuristic version of the treasure hunt where players wear interactive light wearables. Working together players must banish the blackness of the dark and shadows with their wearables creating dazzling colourful lights. Their mission is to find seven gatekeepers, who are guarding the seven colours of the Rainbow and seven important artworks. The artworks are fading into a dusted world of dullness and players must save them by making interesting poses,…
Innovate Voucher Award
Tine has been awarded an Innovate Voucher by Innovate UK, the Technology Strategy Board to help her grow her business and take a successful art practice into new markets. The award will enable Tine to transfer her knowledge in interactive art & design products and play theory, into a new and exiting direction.
Watershed and REACT are showcasing Play Sandbox
Watershed and REACT are showcasing Play Sandbox and have published six projects films that tell the stories of the people at the heart of Play Sandbox and of the new products that they have made.
Artful Spark talk
Tine is giving a talk about wearables and how we can use these for games, events and playful audiences engagement at Artful Spark Artful Spark talks help people in arts and media understand the practical applications of technology. Cutting edge tech is often wrapped in hyperbole. The talks explore the realities of working with, for example the tech that makes 'wearable' products/experiences a reality. To book please go here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/artful-spark-registration-4857092695
I Believe in You – new work by Tine Bech
I believe in You is an interactive light installation which brings light and colour to London Bridge City Pier. This playful installation combines new technology and RGB LED lighting, illuminating the pier against the backdrop of Tower Bridge and London Riverside. The colours will change when participants move throughout the space looking at the stunning views of London Bridge.
I Believe in You on London Live News
I Believe in You on London Live News 21st Aug 2015
Video of London Bridge Commission I Believe in You
I believe in You is an interactive light installation produced by leading Urban Play artist, Tine Bech, which brings light and colour to London Bridge City Pier. This playful installation combines new technology and RGB LED lighting, illuminating the pier against the backdrop of Tower Bridge and London Riverside. The colours will change when participants move throughout the space looking at the stunning views of London Bridge. Create your own view and post photos of all the colours using social media and #colourbelieve Video by Mickey Lee, New Media Design and Production
Team London Bridge commission opens 17th Aug 2015
I believe in You is open from 8pm to 8am throughout the 2015 London Bridge Live Arts programme from 17th to 30th Aug 2015. London Bridge Live Arts Festival: EXCHANGE. is an annual arts festival that seeks to activate public spaces and engage audiences in playful and surprising ways, reflecting the historic and creative nature of the London Bridge area. As part of the 2015 programme Team London Bridge is also running a fortnight of free interconnected workshops, talks, performances and trails themed around EXCHANGE, all taking inspiration from London Bridge and the process of exchanging stories, ideas and memories. Festival programme here
Israel Museum shows Light Chasers – Rainbow Makers
Light Chasers - Rainbow Makers is an interactive art game, designed for the Contact Point event - is a nighttime encounter between art and people - as part of an ongoing collaboration between the British Council and the Jerusalem Season of Culture. Light Chasers - Rainbow Makers invites the audience to wear a dazzling light garment. This is a group game and a futuristic version of the classic treasure hunt. Running through the Museum, players light up the museum. The mission is to find seven gatekeepers, who are guarding the seven colours of the Rainbow and save artworks from fading into dulness and dispassion. Players frame the seven artworks with their illuminated, colour-changing bodies. Changing colours seven times throughout the night players will…
Talk at EVA
Tine will give a talk about Playful interactions in Public Spaces at EVA in London, UK the 8th July 2015. She will share ideas on the relationship between play, interactive art, as well as play in the city Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015) 7 - 9 July 2015 The Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London 2015 conference (EVA London 2015) is co-sponsored by the Computer Arts Society (CAS) and British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, of which the CAS is a specialist group. Over the last two decades, the EVA conference has established itself as one of London’s most innovative and interdisciplinary conferences in the field of digital visualisation. The papers in this volume touch…
Whispering Clouds shortlisted
Two (or more) massive stunning clouds hang over the city – lighting up and displaying people’s messages they encourage participants to play and connect. Hanging over the cities public spaces: pedestrian streets, in alleyways, or in open spaces these beautiful, colourful clouds invite people to send messages to each other via the clouds. The project explores the power of sharing and how we socially connect through play. Whispering Clouds does not judge you; rather it asks you to play, to share, and to contemplate how we can communicate in new ways in the city, digitally and physically – connecting with each other across communities. The project combines technology, sculpture, text and light playing with the concept of cloud computing. It…
Playable City Award is announced
From floating messageboards to musical benches: ideas for a more playable city the Guardian wrote The shortlist for the Playable City Award 2015 is announced, we take a look at some of the interactive projects hoping to inject a bit of fun into city life. The Playable City Award, which encourages projects that make our cities more engaging and fun, has just announced its latest shortlist. From musical pedestrian crossings to interactive public benches, the projects have been dreamed up by designers around the world. “The Playable City theme connects across cultures, geography and creative disciplines,” says Clare Reddington, the award’s executive producer.
Light Bug prototype at REACT Play Sandbox launch
The Light Bug prototype was tested by our extraordinary young coaches at the launch of the REACT Play Sandbox. Light Bug is a development of a digitally enhanced set of swings, that explores how imaginary and physical play meet in the digital playground of the future. Working with light, rhythm and sound Light Bug will create an intuitive space where children can battle one another, perform and participate, playing together in both new and familiar ways. Play Sandbox is a programme that support collaborations to develop new products or services for children funded by REACT.
REACT Play Sandbox commission
Tine Bech and Seth Giddings have been awarded Play Sandbox funding for Light Bug. Light Bug is a digitally enhanced set of swings, exploring how imaginary and physical play meet in the digital playground of the future. Working with light, rhythm and sound they will create an intuitive space where children can battle one another, perform and participate, playing together in both new and familiar ways. Tine is working with PlayAlive, a Danish company that specialise in the development of interactive technology for play equipment. Play Sandbox is a programme that support six collaborations to develop new products or services for children. It has been designed to bring together companies, young people and academic researchers to develop prototypes that mobilise play in new and transformative…
Lightwork for Noye’s Fludde
Tine Bech is creating a Light performance for Britten’s one-act opera Noye’s Fludde working with Orchestre de Picardie, Royal Opera House Learning and Participation, University for the Creative Arts, Melbourn Village College and Southend YMCA. The production is a large collaborative process with 110 school children from France and the UK, a 80 people large orchestra with professional and amateurs musicians. In 2011, Arie van Beek, Orchestre de Picardie Music Director, expressed his wish to conduct the opera. This participatory work, rarely played in France, was composed by Benjamin Britten in 1957 and written to be performed mainly by amateurs (instrumentalists and singers) as well as the audience. The project is part of Rose Bardonnet Lowry vision ACT. ACT is ‘stands for ‘A common Territory’ and is an European…
Lightbug Magic Garden video
Watch a short film about Lightbug creating a magic garden. Lightbug Magical Garden explores the playground of the future with a digitally enhanced swing that brings responsive light, colour and sound to festivals and events and future playgrounds. It invites people of all ages to play through digital interactivity. Working with light, rhythm and sound to create an interactive welcoming environment. As people swing, they start to take over and control lights in the area - lighting up trees with colour and creating a magical garden. The playground swing is one of life's simplest pleasures. Feeling your suspended body move through space, rising and falling in a fixed arc that flows first with then against, the pull of gravity, is both…
Winter Light Festival at Canary Wharf Mon 5th – Fri 16th January
Come see Tine Bech’s interactive Light artwork On the Bridge on the Cubitt steps at the bridge at The Canary Wharf Winter Light Festival. Eleven artists from nine countries present an array of spectacular illuminations throughout Canary Wharf, lighting up the darkest winter month with radiant installations and artworks. This interactive festival includes sculptures, lasers, projections and digital art. Weekend 9th to 11th January, Canary Wharf will be offer free light spectacles for a special family friendly Winter Lights Weekend.
Making Cities Playable talk
See the Tine Bech’s talk from the Making The City Playable Conference Why Play? From Stockholm’s Piano Staircase to Bogota’s traffic mimes, a global movement of playful city interventions is taking shape which fuse gamification, urban innovation and cultural regeneration. artist and researcher Tine Bech and Tom Uglow of Google were joined by game designer Holly Gramazio and Emma Morsi from this year’s Playable City shortlisting panel to explore why we play, how we play and what play means for the future of our cities. See all the talks here
Showing work at The V&A Digital Weekend
Tine is showing Chromatic Play in the Sculpture Gallery at Victorian and Albert Museum as part of the Digital weekend 2014. The Digital Design Weekend is part of the London Design Festival (LDF) and takes place in the closing weekend. The purpose of the Digital Design Weekend is to explore intersections in contemporary digital art, technology, design and science, and to present new work and research projects giving audiences the opportunity to meet the artists, find out more about their work and processes and take part in discussions.â€‹ V&A Digital Design Weekend 2014 Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 September 2014 10.30-17.30
Light Seekers save The Blackpool Illumination 2014
Light Seeker is an exciting new street game played with light. 26th August 7.30-10.30 pm as part of the opening of The Blackpool Illumination. Save the Blackpool Light Keepers - Stop the darkness that threatens them The Light Keepers are going slowly darker, loosing their power to keep the Blackpool Illumination on. Become a Light Seeker and save the Light Keepers from the darkness that roams the streets of Blackpool and bring them light and colour to keep them alive! The Light and Art Street Game is part of Ride the Lights organised by LeftCoast
Presenting at Making The City Playable Conference
Making The City Playable Conference Wed 10 - Thu 11 Sept. Tine Bech and Creative Director of Google’s Creative Lab Tom Uglow will talk at the Conference about ‘Why we play, how we play and what play means for the future of our cities' Watershed's Playable City programme features an international award and global programme of labs, commisions and workshops, with projects using technology to connect people to each other and their surroundings. By offering permission to play we effect change - encouraging citizens to re-imagine and re-configure their city’s services, places and stories. From Stockholm’s Piano Stairs to Bogata’s traffic mimes, a global movement of unusual city interventions is taking shape, using playfulness to connect people to each other and the…
Video of The Playable City Brazil
Recife: The Playable City in April was a fantastic cultural exchange between Watershed and Brazil’s Porto Digital. It brought together practitioners from the UK and Brazil to explore how play can shape the future of our cities. Watershed produced the programme in partnership with the British Council and Brazilian technology park Porto Digital. We’re now delighted to announce the release of a short film that shares what happened: Recife: The Playable City was an ideas laboratory. It enabled 20 practitioners to spend time in the cities of Bristol, and Recife in Brazil, considering exactly what a Playable City could be. The group shared many thoughts, and created playful experiences for Recife. These included fortune telling bus stops, lighted pathways on rivers (see image above),…
The Playable City in Wired
“Finally, cities will be looked at in a new light, commented Francisco Saboya from Porto Digital, the technology park where the R&D lab took place. "Engineers, architects, planners, economists and politicians have visions of our 21st century cities, which are often focussed on and limited by surveillance, efficiency and order. Cities that rock are playable cities that enable meaningful experiences, interaction and serendipity”. Wired 21 April 2014 See more about the Playable City
Kitchen Circus Video
Kitchen Circus was a collaborative community based arts project working with local communities to create a pop up digital street circus, commissioned by Knowle West Media Centre and Cirque Bijou, Bristol. The Kitchen Circus Project from Steve Milton on Vimeo. This film documents the development of the project the project. It was developed over three weeks with three artists from digital arts, music, and circus - Tine Bech, Dom Coyote, and Truan Matthias. The artists worked with two families and a local church organisation, to create pop-up art performances and a performative journey through the streets, cul de sacs and homes of local residents for 40 audience members of all ages.
The Playable City – Recife Brazil Exhibition
The Playable City project explores how culture, technology and play, can shape the future of our cities Bech is one of the artist in this international initiative which brings together practitioners from Pernambuco Brazil and the UK. Working together, they will develop new playable products and experiences for Recife that use art and technology to engage and inspire audiences, demonstrating how playful experiences can empower citizens and tackle the challenges our future cities face. The project culminates in a Showcase the 11th and 12th April in Recife. The Showcase is an opportunity to experience the playful interventions they have created, and hear thoughts from a range of fantastic speakers. The Playable City is a Watershed project delivered in collaboration with Brazilian Technology Park…
Research talk at the Playable City, Brazil
Dr. Tine Bech will talked about her research at The Playable City Showcase in Recife Brazil the 12th April. Tine Bech is renowned for her amazing public artworks that pop up in unexpected places. From bridges that light up as people pass over them, to live events where communities swim in clouds of Olympic colours, to battles on bikes, her works actively challenge our common assumptions about art, public space and participation. Using examples from her practice, Tine will share ideas on the relationship between play and public space, including the importance of the invitation, encouraging audiences to move from looking to doing, and the kinds of play that can be initiated through interactive artwork. Victoria Tillotson, Playable City Producer.
On The Bridge on the National evening news RUV
The Bridge in the National evening news by Icelandic National Broadcasting
Reykjavik Winter Festival in Spotlight News
On the Bridge and the Winter Festival is on Spotlight News Icelandic National Broadcasting. Watch the clip in Icelandic about the Winter Festival here.
New lightwork commission at Reykjavik Winter Festival
Tine Bech has created a new large scale interactive light installation for the Reykjavik Winter Festival. On the bridge is an interactive light installation, which invites audiences to interact, lighting up as people walk across the bridge. The visitors activate pink colour bombs as they pass seven spots on the bridge. If they run or work together the whole bridge turns pink at the same time. Commissioned by Visit Reykjavik and Curated Places.
New lightwork commission at The University of Surrey
Tine has created a new interactive light work at The University of Surrey. The artwork was commissioned as a lasting legacy of the MILES programme and Tine collaborated with I-LAB PhD student and photographer Louis Christodoulou. The Light Bridge is a playable light installation where university research groups battle for colour dominance. Groups tweet the bridge and steal colours from each other. The stronger a research team is, the more window panels shine with their team colour. The bridge is a visual beacon and aims to bring attention to interdisciplinary research by visualising it and encouraging collaboration. Follow the work on twitter here.
Interview for Reykjaviks Winter Festival
Tine has been commissioned to create a new interactive large scale light artwork in Reykjavik, Iceland as part of the Winter festival and was interviewed during her first visit to Reykjavik by the Evening News.
The Playable City in Bristol and Brazil
Between January and April 2014, Recife: The Playable City will enable a select group of artists, producers and creative technologists to participate in a creative lab process spanning Bristol and Recife. This international initiative brings together practitioners from Pernambuco (Brazil) and the UK, to develop new works and share ideas that respond to the theme of ‘the playable city’.Working together, they will develop new ideas that use art and technology to engage and inspire audiences, demonstrating how playful ideas can empower citizens and tackle the challenges our future cities face. The Playable City is a Watershed project delivered in collaboration with Porto Digital and the British Council, as part of the UK/Brazil Transform programme. The project is supported by the British Council's Creative Economy programme and the Arts Council England,…
Research Talk at Ravensbourne
Tine is giving a lecture to Ravensbourne students September the 17th on her work and research into making playful and interactive artworks. She will talk about alternative ways to think about the role of play within interactive art and explore notions of the playful body as a particular mode of interaction that can bridge the divide between participating and observing within interactive art.
BikeTAG’s Colour Keepers unleashed
BikeTAG's Colour Keepers is unleashed on Bristols Enterprise zone on the 18th and 19th May after dark. Join us and help librate colour back into the world! Part exploration, part battle, part collaboration, part art experience. Colour Keepers is a fun opportunity to play on bikes in the city, to set colours free and co-create light trails using led lights. With colours to play for, players will explore the Zone as they battle to win trying to avoid Dark Matters who has the power to capture colour. Colour keepers is a unique commission for Bristol Temple Quarter using the new artist-designed BikeTAG light system to create an innovative participatory street game to light up Bristol’s Enterprise Zone Find out more. Press…
Chromatic Play at Microworld : Arcadia
Microworld : Arcadia is a 'living' art space in the heart of Cardiff, filled with magical projections, robots and electronic sounds, which will grow, transform and evolve in response to user activity. For two weeks, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in an interactive digital wonderland. The gallery will be filled from floor to ceiling with projects which will interact with the audience, other projects, and whatever else is happening in the space. Over the course of the show new pieces will be introduced, modified and rearranged (the audience can also add in their own crazy creatures). Some creatures will struggle, some will thrive. Not even the creators know what will happen next. The show is one big experiment.…
Catch Me Now at Electrohype, Sweden
Catch Me Now is touring to Electrohype, Sweden Värnhem square, Malmo from the 25th Feb to 3rd March from sunset and on Electrohype is piloting showing electronic art in public space at Värnhem square Electronic Sculpture park. The aim of the pilot is to lay the foundation for a unique large-scale project that will be Sweden's and probably the world's first sculpture park for electronic art.
Catch Me Now at Cheriton Light Festival
Catch Me Now is touring to Cheriton Lights Festival, Folkestone, Kent, UK Cheriton Lights Festival is a weekend festival of light and fire. Over two nights in February the south east Kent town of Cheriton will become the must see destination, when a programme of new artworks will be displayed on the High Streets of the town for everyone to experience and enjoy. On the the 23rd Feb 2013 from 16.00 − 21.00 international artists including Tine Bech, Ross Ashton, Andrew Baldwin and Greg Stobbs will show a range of Light Artworks. On Sunday the 24th 2013 from 5.15 a lantern parade takes place. The event has been supported by Arts Council, Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Tory Family…
LightPOT at Norwich Arts Centre
LightPOT is showing with Chi-TEK a touring exhibition of 20 international acclaimed women artists, at Norwich Arts Centre From 9th February to the 9 March. Monday - Saturday 10am − 6pm PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday 9th March the exhibition will finish at 4pm. To mark the 95th Anniversary of The Representation of the People Act, which first allowed women to vote, Norwich Arts Centre has commissioned London-based arts organisation MzTEK to exhibit a selection of electronic works, including soft fabric circuitry, and technologically modified teapots by Chi-TEK. MzTEK is a non-profit organisation with the aim of addressing the imbalance of women artists working in the fields of new media, computer arts, and technology.
Leonardo Electronic Almanac Publication
Interactivity, Play and Audience Engagement by Tine Bech Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) Touch and Go vol 18, issue 3 Edited by Lanfranco Aceti (Senior editor Leonardo, guest lecturer at Goldsmiths and lecturer at Sabanci University), Prof Janis Jefferies Goldsmiths, Irini Papadimitriou curator Watermans and Jonathan Munro Goldsmiths. New publication by LEA Touch and Go offers a series of papers, which analyses the role of interactivity and participation. Contemporary art is pursuing technological modes of interaction and display that provide the audience with media rich experiences. But are these forms of interaction, interpassive pre-ordained engagements or new technologically based forms of entertainment? Or is art redefining further its relationship with the audience – following and pushing forward the experiential examples of Christo and Spencer Tunick…
The 3rd Art and Science International Exhibition
Rain Balloons and Echidna will be exhibited in the 3rd Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium at China Science & Technology Museum, Beijing 1st to the 30rd Nov 2012 Fast developing science and technology in this era of information promotes development of human society; ecological civilisation announces sustainable evolution of human lifestyle; human wisdom realises sublime humanistic ideal with the value of innovation. The 3rd Art and Science International Exhibition integrates the current diversified ideas and diversified art forms, adopts perspectives of information science, life science and ecological science, makes art aesthetics, biological information technology and ecological wisdom the carrier, pays attention to ultimate ideal and spirit of human being, and attempts to explore and create the future through new thoughts and methods.
Tracking You Research Video
Tine Bech and Tom Mitchell talks about Tracking You Tracking You is an interactive sound installation which use people’s movements to generate sound. The work is visceral, connecting the human body, technology, and sound to create a playful interactive installation. People are invited to wear capes that are augmented with RFID tags. Through the use of real-time position technology the capes are tracked and will generate sound depending on where people are in the space, speed and where they are according to each other. Participants can choose between five beautiful silk capes printed with a digital pattern in different colours. Each cape has its own sound profile and participants can shoot each other. Programmed by Tom Mitchell Filmed by Haavard…
Victoria and Albert Museum Digital Design Weekend
V&A Digital Design Weekend at the Sackler Centre Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September from 10.30 to 16.30 The Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting a weekend of free events celebrating contemporary digital art and design, coinciding with the London Design Festival at the V&A and celebrating the Alan Turing Centenary. Take part in a weekend of events celebrating contemporary digital art and design. See demonstrations of robotics, hacking and experience interactive sound installations. In Tracking You visitors are invited to wear a cape augmented with RFID tags and use movement to generate sounds. Participants can wear one of five beautiful digitally printed silk capes and find out how to shot fellow participants or discover a secret applause zone in the ‘invisible’ sound…
Assemble 2012: the Crafts Council Conference
Tine Bech will talk about the artist’s role in collaboration on a panel at Assemble 2012 the Crafts Council Conference at RIBA, London, 20 September 2012 The panel ‘How to’ will look to answer questions regarding how makers and scientists and techies can meet and collaborate, both independently and through academic / public sector partnerships. Chaired Clare Reddington, Director of iShed. Speakers: Dr Martin Kemp, Theme Manager, NanoKTN, Chris Thompson, Senior Adviser for Enterprise & Innovation, Ravensbourne, Tine Bech, visual artist and researcher who works with interactive installations and public art. This year, the overarching theme for Assemble is the contribution craft makes to innovation and enterprise, and the relationship between making, science and technology Makers work in a far greater range of contexts than…
Lunchtime talk at the Pervasive Media Studio
Tine Bech: Playful experiences for curious visitors Friday 14 September 2012 at 1.00pm - 2:00pm Lunchtime Talks is part of the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristols Open Studio Friday. In this talk Tine will introduce her latest projects, including the challenges she has faced creating artistic works that utilise indoor sensing systems. She will also describe how development of artistic projects inform her doctoral practice-based research at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, which focuses on: the development of a model for making playful and interactive artworks; and the creation of a directory of play, demonstrating the different kinds of play that are initiated through interactive artwork. Ultimately, the model aims to encourage audience engagement through play and physical participation. With a presentation from Tine and…
Olympic Village exhibition, London 2012
Global Welcome exhibition at the Olympic Village Tine worked with four schools to create artworks for the Olympic Village to welcome the athletes. The art work illustrating friendship and represent sports moments feelings such movement, joy and endurance. See the project
Artist shines light on link between science and theatre
Chromatic Play exhibition at heritage space Guildford Castle In Chromatic Play, the Great Tower is inhabited by light sculptures that shift and change in colour as you move around them. Experience Guildford Castle in a new light in this artistic sculpture, part of a research project by academics in Arts, Engineering, Sociology and Physics at Surrey, who are exploring the science, performance and experience of light in the environment. Dr Stuart Andrews, Subject Leader in Theatre Studies at the University of Surrey, said: Light transforms our lives, it affects how we experience the world and, ultimately, how we live. In the Surrey Light Project, we’re not just interested in how light can be used more efficiently or effectively, but how…
Click the BBC link below to listen to Tine Bech and Dr Victoria D Alexander talk about Chromatic Play at Guildford Castle BBC
Talk at RBS Seminar
Tine will be presenting at Royal British Society of Sculpture's (RBS) professional development seminar 'Sculpting a Living' on Monday the 30th April 2012 Join fellow sculptors for this highly informative and inspiring professional development seminar chaired by strategic management advisor to the creative industries, Sarah Thelwall www.mycake.org
Playable City Sprint showcase video
In February 2012, Tine joined the first Playable City in Bristol. The British Council and Watershed brought together twelve artists and designers from across East Asia and the UK, for a five-day sprint at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio around the theme of Playable Cities. For the sprint, participants worked together to experiment and prototype playful interventions that use creative technologies to rethink public space.
Playable City Sprint presenting BikeTAG video
See the project that Tine Bech (London, UK), Julian Sykes (Cardiff, UK) and Bang & Lee (Korea) developed during the first Playable City project - a week long prototyping sprint in Bristol 2012. The video is from the last day of the sprint and outlines BikeTAG project - a game which makes your bike glow (titled project C at the presentation)
Catch Me Now is creating lots of play!
Catch Me Now, by Tine Bech was really shining and enticing people to play on the corner of Bath Abbey. The spotlight is dancing around and making everyone play with it - Children have been jumping on the spotlight and so have the adults' (Anthony Head, Creative Director of Illuminate Bath). Chased an interactive spotlight around Abbey Churchyard on the way home at 12.30am. Me and hubby giggling like kids (Tweet feed, @ArtBathSpa 25/01/2012) Catch Me Now was shown outside for the first time during Illuminate Bath 2012, located next to Bath Abbey.
Tine Bech lecture at Bath School of Art & Design
Tine Bech delivered a lecture about her sculptural work tonight at Bath Spa University in the School of Art and Design. Her fascinating talk detailed how her work explores simplicity, interactivity and intuitiveness, using colour in a bold and striking way. Tine engages with technology when she needs to, as opposed to because she has to. Tine’s artworks bring pleasure and delight to the audience as they experience them, touching, moving and playing. Tine was delighted to see her talk announced by posters made up by BA Graphic Communication students Sebastian Ingham and Will Harvey. In homage to the work that Tine has done, Sebastian made a series of printed balloons showing the date of the lecture and Will made…
International Festival of Digital Arts Seminars
Interactivity and audience engagement (art, technology and participation) This seminar explores the role interactivity and participation, as well as light art and new media approaches to the public space as tool that may foster engagement and shared forms of participation. Saturday 14 January 2012, 16.00 – 19.00 Chaired by Régine Debatty - with artists Tine Bech, Graeme Crowley and Tom Keene The Watermans’ International Festival of Digital Art, 2012, will coincide with the Olympics and Paralympics in London, and Watermans is pleased to host a Festival of ground-breaking installations exploring interactivity and participation in New Media and Digital Art. The project will include a series of seminars in collaboration with Goldsmiths, University of London and a publication with the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. The…
Catch Me Now at Bath Illuminate 2012
Catch a small moving light and create your own personal spotlight! Tine Bech will show her interactive light installation Catch Me Now during Illuminate Bath from 25-28 January 2012 Illuminate Bath is a free festival transforming the city’s streets over four evenings. Bath Illuminate festival of light will include seven original installations by international and local artists, alongside art created by Bath school children and students from Bath Spa University. Many of the artworks are interactive, fun and playful, transforming everyday buildings and spaces. It will take place in Bath City centre in the area around The Roman Baths, Bath Street, Stall Street, Abbey Church Yard and Kingston Parade. Artworks will be on display from 5 – 8pm each night. People will love to…
House of Commons presentation
Photos by Sophie Mutevelian Craft & Technology in the 21st century Tine was invited by the Crafts Council UK to join a small artist panel to present their thoughts on digital art and craft in the future at House of Common. The event was chaired by Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield ‘an eloquent and enthusiastic champion for British design, craft and manufacturing’. See more at the Craft Council blog about the event here. The full report ‘Crafting Capital: New technologies, new economies’ by the Crafts Council is found here: Previous to the event the Craft Council, The Pervasive Media Studio and Watershed organised a seminar about’ The Internet of Things’ or networked objects - physical things' with sensors that connect to digital…
Catch Me Now at The Science Museum
Tine will show Catch Me Now at Player, a live game festival at the Science Museum Antenna gallery, Welcome Wing in London from: Wednesday 28 September, 7 pm - 10 pm and Thursday 29 September - Sunday 2 October, 10 am - 6 pm, all day. Press release Curated by Trigger and The Science Museum.
Big Swim part of Cultural Olympiad
More than 200 people in London and Oxford were given a unique opportunity to swim in a cloud of light and colour based on the five Olympic colours. ...Visual artist Tine Bech, said: “The Big Swim proved to be a fantastic way to celebrate one year until the Olympic and Paralympic Games. “It was a great that so many people took part in a Cultural Olympiad event like this and we hope they enjoyed becoming part of a live piece of art and, of course, the unique experience of swimming in a cloud of colours. “The installation was meant to be a playful art experience which promoted the local community’s interest in swimming ahead of London 2012 but I think…
Women artists at the top of their game
LightPot by Tine Bech The Chi-TEK project will run this autumn at the Victoria & Albert Museum Sackler Centre, in London, England, coinciding with the Crafts Council’s Power of Making and London Design Festivals. The techie tea pots will be on display from September through October 2011. Chi-TEK combines Art, Technology and Tea in an exciting new showcase of technologically modified teapots, by 20 leading women artists and designers working in computer and new media arts today. Chi-TEK will run events and workshops, including a giant tea party, this autumn in a celebration of what women are achieving in media and technology arts today. Chi-TEK offers a tongue in cheek take on what women can really achieve around a kitchen table. Chi-TEK will be launched…
The Big Swim
Dive into art and swim through a cloud of light and colour As part of the build up to the Olympics in 2012 ‘The Big Swim’ took place during the London Open Weekend at Camberwell Leisure Centrein London on Saturday 23 July an at Barton Leisure Centre in Oxford on Sunday 24 July 2011. The project is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and is created by artist Tine Bech. The Big Swim is supported by the Creative Campus Initiative, a consortium of 11 universities across the South East, including the University for the Creative Arts. CCI is the largest university creative programme to be part of the London 2012 Inspire programme. Tine Bech, said: “The Big Swim is a unique opportunity for the public to immerse themselves –…
Talk at the V&A Create Digtal Programme
Tine will give a talk at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London as part of a digital programme for young people on the 5 March. Create! is a programme of workshops, courses, and free events for 11 to 19 year olds, linked to V&A collections and exhibitions on Fashion, Digital and Graphic Design, Performance and more.
The Kinetica Art Fair News
Tine Bech will show work at The Kinetica Art Fair at the Ambika P3 Gallery from the 3rd - 6th February 2011 Bech will show Catch Me Now and Echidna ll
Surrey Sculpture Society Artist Talk
Artist Talk by Tine Bech at the Surrey Sculpture Society Wed October 13th 2010 University of Surrey
Watermans Art Centre Exhibition
Watermans Art Centre 1 September - 22 October 2010 Private View: 15 Sep Unleashed Devices is a group exhibition bringing together recently developed DIY, hacking and Floss (Free/libre/open source software) projects by artists who explore technologies and new media critically and creatively and challenge our understandings of technology. The artists on show engage with the deluge of new technologies online, mobile devices, gadgets and toys, and hardware/software hacking and circuit-bent instruments become the site of productive creation. Everyday electronic devices become deconstructed, remixed and reinvented; they are given a new lease of life. The craft element in DIY media becomes the intimate connection between artist/designer and outcome/end product as artists reveal technologies to the public and the power of DIY…
V&A Digital Programme showing Catch Me Now
Catch me Now by Tine Bech V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Sackler Centre, Design Week 20th - 26th September 2010 Catch me now by Tine Bech is a unique interactive spotlight, which plays with the audience. A small spot light is moving randomly around on its own, until the audience catches the light when the light stops and opens up to the user in a play of light. The focus is moved to the audience, the playful light when caught will grow, enabling the person to step into the light and take centre stage, encouraging participation and possibilities for play and performance. Programmed by Tarim. Drop by to meet Tine Bech during Digital Design Weekend the 25 and the 26th where you can…
Tine Bech at V&A Digital Drop-in Afternoon
The next session of the V&A Digital Drop-in Afternoons is taking place on Wednesday 23 June in the Sackler Centre Digital Studio with Tine Bech. Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm to meet Tine and see 'show and tell' presentations of her work. Victoria & Albert Museum Digital Studio, Sackler Centre South Kensington, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL
The Culture of Rowing and Swimming Artist Talk
The Culture of Rowing and Swimming is a series of events organised by Oxford Brookes University and funded by Creative Campus Initiative, as part of the celebrations leading up to the 2012 Olympics. The project takes place in Oxford in July and aims to start new dialogues across rowing, swimming and art. Friday 16 July 10am-5pm The Isis Farmhouse, Thames Towpath The Culture of Rowing & Swimming Symposium Speakers include Kate Rew, author of Wild Swim/Outdoor Swimming Society; Joel Cahen, curator of Wet Sounds; Tine Bech, artist; Tiffany Black, artist; Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas, artists; Dervis Konulralp, Paralympic swimming champion; and Hans Maarten van den Brink, rowing novelist.
Locws public artwork Commission
Artist Tine Bech will work with the community of Port Talbot in Swansea over the summer to create a temporary public artwork to be on show from 8th October 2010 Locws International is an artist led organisation that works with UK-based and international artists to create temporary visual arts projects for public and accessible spaces across the city of Swansea in south Wales, UK
SIGGRAPH Art Gallery and Artist Talk
Tine Bechs work Echidna - a new version made in collaboration with PhD student Tom Frame University from Surrey‘s Surrey Space Centre will be shown at SIGGRAPH Art gallery exhibition TouchPoint: The Haptic Exchange Between Digits Reception Tuesday, 27 July, 2-3:30 pm: Celebrate the intersection of art and technology in TouchPoint: Haptic Exchange Between Digits and the Special Issue of Leonardo. Talk with the artists, designers, and Art Papers authors about their work. And meet the members of the SIGGRAPH 2010 committee who organised this year's Art Gallery. See the work exhibited in TouchPoint SIGGRAPH Art Gallery in a special issue of MIT Press’s Leonardo. Artist presentation at the Studio 28 July at 10.45 am: The Studio is the place for making and creating…
Blind Art touring exhibtion
Bechs new work Pink Echidna will be part of The Blind Art touring exhibition, opening at Banbury Museumin February 2011
LightTAG project gets funding!
LightTAG is an Arts and Science collaboration between Artist Tine Bech at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and the South East Physics Network (SEPnet): University of Surrey; Royal Holloway; University of Kent; Queen Mary’s College; University of Southampton and the University of Sussex. The project is funded by Mediabox and South East Physics Network (SEPnet). LightTAG is an ambitious youth-led project, which will enable 72 young people, from six communities to build confidence and achievement through a unique science and media art collaboration. Focused on using light and creative photography to produce light drawings (light graffiti) and light animations, the project is intentionally accessible for young people. The project will provide an opportunity for participants to express themselves…
The Big Swim Installation is announced
The Big Swim is an art and swimming pool installation, which aims to encourage participatory art experiences and promote local community interest in swimming ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. The Big Swim is a unique live event, in which participants interact with their wider community and experience swimming in a cloud of light and colour, based on the five Olympic colours. The Big Swim, aims to act directly at the interface of art and sport. It has taken up this challenge in the spirit of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Movement, who said, ‘The Olympics is the wedding of sport and art’. The Big Swim has been recognised as part of the…
PhD Grant from DCRC at UWE
Tine Bech has been awarded a PhD research grant by UWE new Digital Cultures Research Centre. She will be researching and working at the Pervasive Media Studio. Bech practice-based PhD research explores the artistic application of interactive technologies and play theory to create interactive installations in public spaces and galleries.