Founded in London in 1996, Flow Motion are multi media artists and musicians Anna Piva and Edward George.
Flow Motion's installations, audio art, performance presentations and web based projects have been exhibited and performed internationally - at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pompidou Centre, the International Institute for Visual Arts, the Science Museum Dana Centre, the Steirischer Herbst Arts Festival in Austria and Star City's historic Cosmonaut's Club in Russia.
Flow Motion are developing the installation Explorations in Eleven Dimensions, in collaboration with Dr. David Berman, Reader in Theoretical Physics at Queen Mary University of London, Dr. James Sparks, Tutorial Fellow, Oriel College Oxford University, and Helen Sloan, Director of new media agency SCAN.
Flow Motion's recent project, Promised Lands, was the subject of an artists' research residency at Iniva, performance presentations at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (2009) and Tate Liverpool ’s Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic season (2010), and the online image, music and text archival project www.promisedlands.info (2008-2010)
In 2007 Flow Motion created Invisible, the second part of a three part art-science project. Invisible was installed in the observatories at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, and performed at the Science Museum Dana Centre.
Astro Black Morphologies - Astro Dub Morphologies (2005), the first part of this project, was exhibited and performed at the John Hansard Gallery, the Science Museum Dana Centre, and SETI.
Flow Motion’s previous works include Ghost Dance (2002), Dissolve (2001), Kosmos in Blue (2001), The Dub Museum (1999).
Flow Motion's writing has been published in Leonardo, The Journal of Media Practice, Anomalie Digital, Changing States: Art & Ideas In an Era of Globalisation, Sonic Process, Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration.
Anna Piva and Edward George produce electronic music under the name Hallucinator.
Artists’ statement (excerpt)
the cosmos, like the world,
like music, begins with
of a line.
the cosmos, like music, is a
product of relations of harmonious
and disharmonious activity, deducible by
numbers, interwoven by
we are interested in the dialogue
and sound across time and
our interest in the cosmos has
autobiographical roots in
the cold war space race of the mid
twentieth century; in black
music and its traditions
of space in
in the conceptual
overlaps between science
fiction and the literature of the
fantastic, and metaphysical
and scientific writing on the nature
of the universe
and the crossing and
interdisciplinary collaboration with
scientists and artists, institutions and
agencies, in the space between
of string and a line of thought
and the possibilities to be found
and made in
the space between
one piece of
Flow Motion, 2003
Astro Black Morphologies / Astro Dub Morphologies