Tine Bech is a Visual Artist, Researcher and PhD student of the University of the West of England, School of Creative Arts, who works with interactive installations and public art. Her research/practice explores how we engage with our immediate environment. Her practice based PhD is concerned with how artistic application of technologies and play can be used to create interactive installations that provide meaningful art experiences, which enhance our engagement with our environment and increase our connection with others.
Tine’s work has been exhibited in Europe, Russia, the USA and Canada. She intentionally keeps her work accessible to create experiences of immersion and participation, using play, interactive electronics and location tracking technology.
I see Pervasive Media as a new and exciting tool to create interesting experiences that are both, participatory and location-based. Through our individual connection to places, Pervasive Media has the powerful ability to individualise experience. It enables public and playful art.
My practice is concerned with how we engage with our immediate environment. My work is intentionally accessible through the use of location and/or materials and often ‘hums and reacts with a playful anthropomorphic life that is liable to take you by surprise’. I like art in unexpected places.
I knew about the studio before starting my PhD and the opportunity of becoming part of it exited me. The collaborative or cross-disciplinary aspect is unique; I know that only few places choose this approach and it is something I am very interested in. In my projects, I often collaborate - for example with people that have a technology-based background like many residents at the studio. I find that the creative mix enables great project. Another great point is that the studio does not only focus on academic research; it also taken the business side of things into consideration.
Pervsive Media enables collaboration and connection, but also aids "hiding" disconnecting from society and one's immediate environment.
Click here to read about Tine and Julian Sykes' Lunch TimeTalk: Bike Tag
Click to here to read about Tine's Lunch Time Talk: Playful experiences for curious visitors