Collective + Organisation (keikenº mind u) creating experimental projects merging IRL + URL with art, VR, music + technology. R_Cells_of_Soul_Honey?
Keiken are a progressive collective comprised of artists and musicians who merge latest technologies such as VR with music and interactive contemporary art. Keiken is the Japanese word for experience and their aim is to push the boundaries of what an immersive experience is. They activate networked spaces using gaming theories such as world-building and RPG (role-playing games) and use this as a site in which the consciousness of archetypal stereotypes and figures are used to unravel the futures and ramifications of our accelerating technological age. Keiken recently presented a new work, Silicone_Animism | The Birth of Mother Digital, Trimester 1, 2 and 3 at Clinic//2, as part of the London Design Festival, at Disturbed, Hacked, Reassembled, Lewisham Arthouse and at Hervisions, Second Home. Keiken also presented performance, BCNU*, at Tate St Ives last June and their VR, @MotherDigital, was selected for Plymouth Contemporaries 2017 at Peninsula Arts. They have curated and exhibited at Newlyn Art Gallery; Palace of Culture and Drawing a Presence, 2017, 2016.
keiken° mind u was set up by Keiken as a platform traversing the interstices of art, music and technology promoting collaborative exchanges and discourse. The idea began after hosting a series of podcasts on Know Wave radio titled ‘mind u’.