Another very interesting project presented at V2 was Bare Conductive, by a young UK-based same-name collective. As everything really beautiful, the idea behind it is simple and seemingly non-sophisticated. Using electroconductive properties of ink, the team developed a safe, non-toxic and easily washable version of it, and start experimenting with the ’embedded circuitry’.
To illustrate both technological and artistic capacities, two dancers performed a wonderful multimedia dance, producing different sounds by touching each other by different parts of their bodies (thus dynamically creating various circuits). This was a very expressive show, nice. but also ‘usefully nice’. I spoke with Isabel and Stan, from Bare Conductive, and would love to further explore possibilities of using this fantastic ink in one of the future projects of Summ()n.