DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION

(2018)

An interactive multimedia installation and performance that blends technology and the arts into a participatory experience.

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DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION is the first fully produced version of DATAPRINT, a series of projects that blend theater, music, dance, and multimedia to invite audiences to examine the impact of their online fingerprint, as well as question the ethics of data privacy.

Through an interactive multimedia installation that collects, processes, and distills real-time data generated in their public surroundings, visitors are offered the choice to personalize their experience by composing an avatar based on their virtual habits, witnessing a visual representation of their online conduct as they enter a stunning world of dynamic data. The installation is accompanied by a dance piece that is performed once every hour. Inspired by the data flow, it adds a poetic reflection to the issues raised and enables visitors to perceive their invisible yet constantly evolving online persona.

DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION premiered simultaneously at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose CA (later The Tech Interactive) and the Cubbon Park Metro Station in Bangalore, the two cities at the heart of the USA and India silicon valleys, to spur the dialogue about online privacy and our increasingly data-driven society in two key locations of the technology sector.

Presented at The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA, USA and Cubbon Park Metro Station, Bangalore, India on September 22 & 23, 2018.

The second initiative of DATAPRINT is an intimate experience, part-performance and part-real life game, in which audiences are invited to immerse themselves in a fictional futuristic world where data is the rule of law. The project is created by David Bengali, Jonathan Camuzeaux, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nikki Holck, David Kuelz, and Antoine Vanel // Blindsp0t. This second initiative is being developed in Nantes (France), in Bangalore (India), in the San Francisco Bay Area (USA), and virtually, as part of the CHIMÈRES residency program of artistic research and production, initiated by the French Ministry of Culture and administered by le lieu unique (LU), Nantes’ state-funded theater, and Théâtre Nouvelle Génération (TNG), Centre dramatique national de Lyon. DATAPRINT has also received support from the Dispositif pour la Création Artistique Multimédia et Numérique (DICRéAM), the French National Center for Cinema's aid to multimedia and digital artistic creation, and specifically from DICRéAM's development fund which is geared towards unique artistic intentions that focus on experimental, collaborative, participatory, and transdisciplinary work.

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Credits

Created by David Bengali, Jonathan Camuzeaux, Chris Clapis, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nikki Holck, David Kuelz

System Architecture by David Bengali, Jonathan Camuzeaux, Chris Clapis, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nikki Holck, David Kuelz

Code Development by David Bengali, Chris Clapis, Kasrah Ghobadi

Projection Design, Graphic Design and Modeling by David Bengali

Narrative Design by David Kuelz

Choreography by Nikki Holck in collaboration with dancers

Music by Jonathan Camuzeaux

Sound by Jonathan Camuzeaux, Simón Adinia Hanukai

Produced by the Kaimera team: Jonathan Camuzeaux, Simón Adinia Hanukai, Nicky Tsianti

Logo Designed by Akshita Poojari

Actors: Michael Brown, Jay Howell, Sangita Kumar, Dora Lohas, Diana Saeed (San Jose CA) & Pankaj Khanchandani, Anushka Nair, Brinda Nair, Vedanth Ramesh, Ajithlal Sivalal (Bangalore)

Dancers: Nick Bedard, Marisa Martin, Lauren Santos, Michael Zapesotsky (San Jose CA) & Paridhi Bihani, Ambareesh Durairaju, Akhil Jamkhandi, Navya Sah (Bangalore)

DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION was produced through residencies at Montalvo Arts Center on the West Coast, Princeton University on the East Coast, and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore.

Presented as part of the 2018 Art In Transit Festival of Stories #8 in San Jose and Bangalore, a public art initiative by the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, as well as of After Tomorrow, a season by the French Consulate in San Francisco, the Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the French Tech San Francisco, the Institut Français, and the French American Cultural Society.

DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION has been supported financially and in-kind by Adobe, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, the U.S. Consulate India, French Consulate San Francisco and Bangalore, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Montalvo Arts Center, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, and The Tech Museum of Innovation (later The Tech Interactive).

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