HEARTFELT live performance, Village Underground, London. Photo by Benjamin Ealovega
This innovative performance project grew out of an artist collaboration Ana fostered between London’s Sacconi Quartet, Britol-based robotics studio Rusty Squid, and interactive lighting designer, Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn. Heartfelt was the recipient of an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts and was performed at the Village Underground (Spitalfields Festival), Bristol Old Vic (Bristol Proms) and the Lichfield Festival.
Testing an initial prototype of a ‘heart’ device. Photo by Benjamin Ealovega
Final wooden, handheld, haptic, ‘hearts’ that transmit performer ECG data to audiences. Photo Benjamin Ealovega
The initial collaboration between Ana, the Sacconi Quartet, and concept for Heartfelt grew out of Hack the Quartet, a two day hackathon produced and hosted by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio in July 2013 in association with The Sacconi Quartet, Bristol Old Vic and Universal Music Arts and Entertainment as part of Bristol Proms.
Artists: Sacconi Quartet
Collaborators: Rusty Squid; Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn
Creative Producer & Commissioning: Ana Tiquia
Project Manager: Emilie Giles
Artist Management: Ikon Arts
Original Robotics Concept: Silas Adekunle
Funded by: Arts Council England