Keiken translating from Japanese as experience, is something that is integral to their collaborative practice and philosophy. They are both a collective and organisation made up of artists and musicians based in London, Berlin and Falmouth. Through interactivity and immersivity they dissolve the boundaries between audience and environment through live RPG, merging new technologies, music and contemporary art. They nurture an inclusive environment, researching and creating collectively to primarily create large-scale installations and events. They also work in curation, art direction, design, VR, book-works and happenings.
Their research develops and expands with the collaborators, together challenging the dynamic of reality and questioning how societal introjection governs the way we think and perceive. In expanding ‘networks of networks’ they explore how technology is affecting our individual and collective consciousness. Keiken activate networked spaces as a site in which the consciousness’ of archetypal stereotypes/figures are used as facets to unravel the futures and ramifications of our accelerating technological age. We care about the state of anima and techno-anima, cognition, time and body. How can we learn to activate more progressive directions, both in our process and bodies of work?
Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori, Jess Pemberton, Isabel Ramos, George Stone.