A year of connections between India and the UK

A Year of Connections between India and the UK.

DUET

DUET is an ambitious piece of work about finding space for reflection, expression and connection in our daily lives. An app, an interactive web platform and a series of outdoor public artworks across cities in India and the UK, Duet allows for multiple levels of engagement. DUET is at once personal and public, global and local.

DUET is a collaboration between INVISIBLE FLOCK (UK) and QUICKSAND (India).

THE APP

Build a unique relationship with someone, on the other side of the world.
DUET anonymously connects participants, inviting them to exchange details of their lives by answering one question a day through an app.
Prompted by DUET, a participant gradually builds a picture of their partner and their surroundings through shared messages.

THE WEB PLATFORM

A beautiful portal into thousands of connected conversations.
The web platform provides a framework to explore the anonymous conversations happening in real time; an evolving, animated network.
Visit the web platform

PUBLIC ARTWORK

Ephemeral glimpses of evolving personal relationships, in public spaces throughout India and the UK.
Messages received via the app will be presented in location specific contexts
A physical interactive window into the project that captures the fragility and the strength,
the differences and the similarities of the thousands of conversations taking place.


LEEDS, April ’17 – March ’18
A large scale, semi-permanent sculpture on The Calls that has been running since April, anonymously reflecting your messages back to the city. Presented by Yorkshire Design Group, Leeds Bid and Leeds City Council.

MUMBAI, 18th-20th August ’17
An interactive sound installation at EyeMyth. Audio portraits of the messages exchanged in an intimate and immersive sound installation that allows audience to wander and discover conversations.

LONDON, 23rd-24th September ’17
An internet connected light and text sculpture takes the exchanges taking place live and presents them as ephemeral glimpses of evolving personal relationships. Presented as part of the Digital Design Weekend at the V&A.

LINCOLN, 20th-29th October ’17
An internet connected light and text sculpture presented as part of Frequency Festival in Lincoln.

LONDON, 28th-29th October ’17
An interactive sound installation at Mozfest.

GOA, 10th-19th November ’17
An interactive sound installation at The Story of Space festival. (Please visit – http://www.thestoryof.org/project/duet/)

SALFORD, December ’17
An internet connected light and text sculpture presented as part of Lightwaves Festival with Quays Culture in Salford. (Please visit – http://quaysculture.com/current-projects/duet/)

PUBLIC ARTWORK

Ephemeral glimpses of evolving personal relationships, in public spaces throughout India and the UK.
Messages received via the app will be presented in location specific contexts
A physical interactive window into the project that captures the fragility and the strength,
the differences and the similarities of the thousands of conversations taking place.


LEEDS, April ’17 – March ’18
A large scale, semi-permanent sculpture on The Calls that has been running since April, anonymously reflecting your messages back to the city. Presented by Yorkshire Design Group, Leeds Bid and Leeds City Council.

MUMBAI, 18th-20th August ’17
An interactive sound installation at EyeMyth. Audio portraits of the messages exchanged in an intimate and immersive sound installation that allows audience to wander and discover conversations.

LONDON, 23rd-24th September ’17
An internet connected light and text sculpture takes the exchanges taking place live and presents them as ephemeral glimpses of evolving personal relationships. Presented as part of the Digital Design Weekend at the V&A.

LINCOLN, 20th-29th October ’17
An internet connected light and text sculpture takes the exchanges taking place live and presents them as ephemeral glimpses of evolving personal relationships. Presented as part of Frequency Festival in Lincoln.

SALFORD, December ’17
An internet connected light and text sculpture takes the exchanges taking place live and presents them as ephemeral glimpses of evolving personal relationships. Presented as part of Lightwaves Festival with Quays Culture in Salford. (Please visit – http://quaysculture.com/current-projects/duet/)

Quicksand is an interdisciplinary consultancy, facilitating the creation of meaningful experiences through design research and innovation

Invisible Flock are a multidisciplinary technology driven arts studio that seeks to redefine and disrupt traditional perceptions and models of global art practice.

A collaboration between Invisible Flock and Quicksand.
Funded by Arts Council England and the British Council.
Co-commissioned by Yorkshire Design Group, Quays Culture, Threshold Studios and Quest Alliance.
Supported by East Street Arts and Unbox.

Collaborators

Molded Bits : Anuj Middha, Amit Swami, Abhishek Bansal, Vishal Singh, Mayank Bansal, Saurabh Bansal, Anil Manchanda, Rahul Arora, Himanshu Doria, Bittu Choudhary

James Hamilton, Will Simpson, Malaika Cunningham, Charlotte Hobson, Tim Mileusnic, Richard Herrick

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