Co-Commission of Duet, a collaboration between Invisible Flock (UK) and Quicksand (India).
Duet is a collaboration between Invisible Flock (UK) and Quicksand (India), an ambitious digital artwork about finding space for reflection, expression and connection in our daily lives.
An app, an interactive web platform and a series of large-scale sculptures creating a year of connections between India and the UK, Duet is at once personal and public, global and local. duet-app.com
Every day participants in India and the UK respond to one question via Duet App, gradually building a picture of their partner and their surroundings through shared messages.
An internet connected light and text sculpture takes the exchanges taking place live, from both India and the UK, presenting them publicly as ephemeral glimpses of evolving personal relationships.
Duet was installed at the V&A as part of London Design Festival in September 2017 prior to being shown at Frequency Festival 2017.
About Invisible Flock & Quicksand
Invisible Flock are an interactive arts studio based in Leeds, making groundbreaking innovative artworks to be experienced and participated in by thousands all over the world. Their technologically driven practice seeks to redefine and disrupt traditional perceptions and models of global art practice, while creating a long lasting transformative effect. With a reputation for artistic excellence and innovation, both nationally and internationally, they have developed and showcased work in Europe, Nigeria, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, India and across the UK.
Quicksand is a human-centered design firm headquartered in India, and working in emerging markets. Quicksand takes inspiration from myriad contexts; distilling insights and actionable opportunities, while also crafting meaningful experiences through collaboration across disciplines.?
Co-commissioned by Yorkshire Design Group, Leeds Bid, Leeds City Council, Quays Culture, Threshold Studios, V&A and Quest Alliance. Supported by East Street Arts and Unbox.