Nominated for NFF Gouden Kalf Best Interactive

Soft Bodies is part of this year’s selection of the Goulde Kalf Beste Interactive 2020 Nederlands Film Festival!

In September 2020 Weightless Bricks Act II: Collaboration will be exhibited at the NFF Interaction Exhibition as part of the following amazing line-up:

  • #VerlorenJongensZullenWinnen – Polina Medvedeva en Isaura – Sanwirjatmo (Studio Isaura San)
  • Big Village – Beri Shalmashi en Lyangelo Vasquez (Kaliber Film)
  • Eden’s Adventures – Abner Preis (A. Preis)
  • Exodus – Jasper Rietman (Submarine Channel)
  • Inktzwart – Iris van der Meule (Iris van der Meule)
  • More Moiré² – Philip Vermeulen (Studio Philip Vermeulen)
  • nerd_funk – Ali Eslami en Mamali Shafahi (ALLLESSS)
  • Weightless Bricks Act II: Collaboration –Paula Strunden en John Cruwys (Soft Bodies)

For press release, please visit NFF official website:

Weightless Bricks Act II: Collaboration at MU Artspace Eindhoven

Worlding Worlds has been extended! Weightless Bricks Act II: Collaboration can now be experienced at MU Artspace until 1. August 2020. The exhibition curated by Angelique Spaninks presents various imaginary worldviews, scenarios and storylines ranging from films, animations, installations to interactive VR experiences.

Participating artists:

· Ainslee Alem Robson
· Andrew Thomas Huang
· Baum & Leahy
· David OReilly
· Ian Cheng
· Joanie Lemercier
· Kordae Jatafa Henry
· Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (@ladydangfua)
· Liam Young
· Mehraneh Atashi
· Stéphane Borel
· Soft Bodies (Paula Strunden & John Cruwys)
· Viviane Komati

More details about the exhibition and reservations at:

https://www.mu.nl/en/exhibitions/worlding-worlds

Worlding Worlds Online Exhibition

MU Artspace Eindhoven just opened its doors, virtually!

Soft Bodies’ latest co-op MR installation ‘Weightless Collaboration’ is now displayed online, as part of the amazing exhibition ‘Worlding Worlds’ curated by Angelique Spaninks:

“While the corona virus is creating a new reality around us, MU has found a way to virtually lead you into an array of alternative worlds. Especially now, imaginary worlds can be a relief. But the queer, utopian, dystopian, germinating, irreconcilable worlds that MU discloses online as Worlding Worlds at mu.nl, offer more than just distraction. In a choir of critical and upbeat voices, thirteen artists and designers question dominant views, opposing them with unexpected possibilities and creating the space that can be hard to find in society as we know it.”

Read more about the exhibition and watch the trailer at:
https://mu.nl/en/exhibitions/worlding-worlds

Watch Paula Strunden and John Cruwys explaining the making-of their co-op MR installation ‘Weightless Collaboration’ build between London and Amsterdam:

Watch all the other videos on MU’s Worlding Worlds Vimeo Channel:
https://vimeo.com/channels/worldingworlds/page:1

Soft Bodies wins Agile Workspace 2.0 Frame x Orgatec challenge

John presents Soft Bodies concept for Agile Workspace 2.0 at Frame Lab 2020 in Amsterdam, 19th February 2020. Soft Bodies is selected as one out of three teams to develop their ideas further for presentation and exhibit their concept at ORGATEC in October 2020.

Continue reading about the pitch and the other winning teams:

https://www.frameweb.com/news/agile-workplaces-orgatec-fa2020

How will we live in 2040?

Paula speaks at Dutch Design Weeks ‘DDW Talks: Future Living’ among Winy Maas, MVRDV architects, Johannes Torpe of Johannes Torpe Studios, Anna Dekker of Studio Lonk, Sebastiaan Sanders, CEO Leolux and Julian Ellerby, strategy director Franklin Till, moderated by Robert Thiemann, founder of FRAME publishers. 

Tue 22 Oct, 4-8pm.

Watch Soft Bodies presentation of Brief Dreams minutes 13-23:

More info about the DDW Talks – Future Living:

https://www.ddw.nl/en/programme/2168/ddw-talks-future-living



TAB 2019 Symposium ‘Beauty Matters. Just like love, it’s real.’

Paula presents ‘The Talking Trees of Tallinn’ and explains Soft Bodies work at TAB 2019 Symposium ‘Beauty Matters. Just like love, it’s real.’

https://tab.ee/tab-2019-proudly-reveals-the-schedule-of-symposium-beauty-matters-just-like-love-its-real/


The Talking Trees of Tallinn at TAB 2019

Paula developed in collaboration with TAB 2019 head-curator Yael Reisner a Mixed-Reality experience that allows the visitor to immerse themselves in the Open Cave by Sou Fujimoto, Transoccupation by March Studio, Beauty-Ful(l) Life by Kadri Kerge, Growing Habitats by Yael Reisner/Barnaby Gunning, Temporal Environment by soma architecture, and the Utopian Tick by KTA. The MR installation will be exhibited in the TAB 2019 curatorial exhibition ‘Beauty Matters’ at the Estonian Museum of Architecture from 11th September-15th November 2019.

Expanded Realities Symposium at Digital Catapult

Paula and John present ‘Weightless Bricks: Collaboration (Act II)’ at the Expanded Realities Symposium, organised by Open City Docs and Digital Catapult. The symposium will take place on Friday 6th September at Digital Catapult (101 Euston Road, London NW1 2RA). It is free to attend but requires advance booking.

First user-testing of Weightless Bricks Act II: Collaboration at OCD

Paula and John show their work-in-progress co-op location-based VR experience ‘Weightless Bricks Act II: Collaboration’ at the Expanded Realities Exhibition, Open City Documentary Festival London.

The exhibition is at the Festival Hub (China Exchange, 32A Gerrard Street, London W1D 6JA). The installation can be viewed at the following times:

Thu 5 Sep – 11:00 – 17:30
Fri 6 Sep – 11:00 – 17:30
Sat 7 Sep – 11:00 – 18:00
Sun 8 Sep – 11:00 – 16:30
Mon 9 Sep – 11:00 – 17:30
Tues 10 Sep – 11:00 – 14:00