Quicksand is an interdisciplinary consultancy. They facilitate the creation of meaningful experiences through design research and innovation. Their practice builds on inspiration and insights from the ‘experiential reality’ of people – whether they be users, stakeholders or clients. In their words: “We are investigators – exploring the marvellous complexities of human systems. We are instigators – pushing a collaborative agenda for a vibrant articulation of the same.”
Invisible Flock are an interactive arts studio based in Leeds, making groundbreaking innovative artworks to be experienced & participated in by thousands all over the world. Described in the Guardian as “multi-platform makers of rare ambition & invention” their technologically driven practice seeks to redefine & disrupt traditional perceptions & models of global art practice. Drawing directly from the world around, their mission is to create & foster relevant & contemporary practices that have a long lasting transformative effect.
British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. They do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
ABOUT THE WORK
DUET is a year’s worth of anonymous personal exchanges between people in India and the UK, across an app, an interactive web platform, and a series of public art works about finding space for reflection, expression, and connection in our daily lives. DUET Live is an immersive sound installation through which audiences can explore messages and questions that have gone back and forth between both countries. Take time out of your day to drift into DUET. You can also contribute your own responses.
This project responds to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities