Ghislaine Boddington

(bodydataspace, London/UK)


Ghislaine Boddington works as an artist, international director, curator and presenter. A dance and performing arts specialist working with body responsive technologies, she is an expert in virtual physical body networks and interfaces, having conceived, designed and directed many international technology-based performance and installation projects.

Ghislaine develops solutions based on 15 years as a director and founding member of the well-known and respected London based sound/movement research unit shinkansen (1989-2004) Researching through process as well as practice. She has regularly curated seasons for the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Dance Umbrella London, as well as numerous European symposia / workshops. She has worked as a dramaturg alongside numerous choreographers as they have evolved into using digital technologies and telematics.

She is Artistic Director of Future Physical , a commissioning and networking programme (Arts Council of England 2001-03 plus offshoot projects, all focussing on placing the human body (performer and public) at the centre of digital interaction. Ghislaine is a well known as a presenter in the arts and creative industries, travelling worldwide to moderate panels and enable networked interchanges. She has a research fellowship with ResCen (Middlesex University):

After two years of joint research she recently co-created the new start up bodydataspace with architect and video artist Armand Terruli to evolve and integrate creative and interactive experiences for the public into public sites and architecture. Her role as Creative Director involves the creative development of digital interfaces and artist environments in new arts/school builds as well as several installation and performance based projects.

*b>d>s bodydataspace* is a new design unit that delivers artist-led projects into architectural applications and uses interactive technologies to enable people to learn, develop and extend within intelligent data spaces, ultimately enabling the public to have a direct impact on the content of the space they inhabit'