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Sophia Lycouris

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Snake is a collaborative project focusing on the development of a choreographic interactive sculpture. The team includes artificial intelligence specialist Philip Breedon and product designers Jamie Billing and Tracy Cordingley. When fully developed, this piece will be an elegant robotic structure with the ability to express its 'emotions' through articulate combinations of undulating movement in the manner of a snake. It will detect the movement of the viewer through the use of sensors and respond accordingly, to engage the viewer in a 'dance duet' (Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2007).

LEFT: Snake - study for interactive sculpture (2006) with dancer Joanna Geldard and animation by Chris Forbes
<i>Threads</i> (2005) screenshot (detail)
Threads (2005) screenshot (detail)
Threads is a multi-monitor audio-visual installation developed for a disused lace factory currently converted into flats (26 April – 26 May 2006, ‘Stitched’ group exhibition, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, UK, 21-28 April 2006, ‘Art’ group exhibition, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, 28 - 29 May 2005, Arts at Home festival, Draycott, Derbyshire, UK).
<i>Threads</i> (2005)
Threads (2005)
<i>BODYSIGHT</i> (2001) screenshot (detail)
BODYSIGHT (2001) screenshot (detail)
<i>BODYSIGHT</i> (2001)

BODYSIGHT is an audio-visual environment exploring London landmarks from the perspective of a dancer's body. The selected London sites include London Eye, Camden Market and Hyde Park. It challenges the assumption that the dancer’s body is an object to be looked at and offers an environment for the viewer to experience what the dancing body can ‘see’ and ‘hear’ in the moment of dance. Video and sound material was initially recorded with small digital videocameras which were attached by means of special accessories to various parts of a dancer's body in order to trace views and sounds of the surrounding environment. Five video loops with accompanying soundtracks were created from this sampled material and are presented in a circular installation which surrounds the viewer. (touring 2001-2005 including Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK and New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK)
PLANTS is a site-specific single monitor outdoors video installation in three parts. This piece was originally created for an evening event in the garden of 291 Gallery, London. The video material has been created with images of plants in the gallery’s garden made with infra-red video camera during the night.
<i>Plants</i> (2002-2006) detail
Plants (2002-2006) detail

In the original installation, the monitor was hidden in the garden and viewers were expected to discover it through following the flickering light (eel@291 Gallery, 29 August 2002, London, UK). Image taken from a reconstruction of the original piece for a gallery space (Open Studios 2005 & 2006, Oldknows Factory, Nottingham)
Sophia Lycouris
United Kingdom

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company kunstwerk-blend (1997- 2001)
Choreo-haptic project
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