ArtsDistrict Brooklyn, a new arts home located in Brooklyn, NY, invites audiences to cross the analog/digital divide with collective experiences – unmediated by goggles or glasses – with original programming and curated content focused on immersive media across art, technology, science, music, film, live entertainment and more. The AD/BK 25,000 square-foot venue includes a café and patio with outdoor space and seating that will be available to ticket holders. A digital collectibles gallery with works for sale from the mainstage show is also planned as part of the launch of the venue.
About Ferdi Alici and Eylul Alici
Ferdi and Eylul Alici are the directors of Ouchhh, a pioneering new media studio.
They strive to find the balance between art, science, and technology in every work they create. As new media artists and designers, they believe that science inspires great art, thus their integration is vital to their approach. By immersing themselves in the ideas of science, they gain new forms of understanding and develop new ways of interpretation in visualizing and creating their artwork; broadening their horizons where creativity and logic come together to develop a unique artistic interdisciplinary philosophy. They believe in the power of AI and data art, basing their creations on mathematics, geology, nature, and the works of particle physicists, inventors, and architects. Ouchhh is discovering the boundaries of art by researching the relationship between architecture, art, science, technology, new media arts, and Artificial Intelligence.
Scientific research and scientific methods introduce a certain way of thinking that is usually not present in an artist’s mind. Exposure to these allows them to gain a completely different perspective towards life and art. They are maestros at combining storytelling with AI art, talented at creating both branding and visionary data art, a specialist in new media arts, architecture, and A/V installations. They create award-winning public art, AI data sculptures, AI data paintings, video mapping projections, kinetic sculptures, and immersive experiences that touch upon the belief in applying art principles with nature, and applying these to computational design.
Ouchhh is a multi-disciplinary creative studio specializing in data paintings and sculptures that intertwines and revisits the variety of context and experience from art, science and technology, integrating them into public spaces. The team consists of engineers, academics, designers, creative coders, media artists, motion graphic designers, video mapping experts, and other talented individuals from a vast array of different backgrounds.
By using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Ouchhh has created more than 50 immersive artworks that have been displayed all over the world in major cities such as Tokyo, L.A., Beijing, Sao Paolo, Milan, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Berlin, Moscow, Singapore, and Melbourne.
Limitless AI brings the best of these world installations, expanded and reimagined, into a never-before-seen world premiere of both new and award-winning exhibits into a five-part unique experience.
Their work has been featured in world-renowned museums, unlimited organizations, publications and they have worked with numerous international brands. They have received numerous awards.
DARKFIELD produces innovative immersive experiences at the forefront of technology and theatre – both location based experiences and digital work.
DARKFIELD’s location based work utilises striking sets and shipping containers, binaural 360 degree sound, complete darkness and a variety of sensory effects, where each participant is situated at the centre of intense, evolving narratives.DARKFIELD have been featured in major film festivals such as the BFI London Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, IDFA, Tribeca Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, SXSW and in 2021 won Columbia’s Digital Storytelling Lab’s Breakthrough Award in recognition of the year’s most innovative narrative
ArtsDistrict Brooklyn founders David Galpern and Charles Roy have been creating immersive shows and venues and commercially viable entertainment for over 20 years. Based in Toronto, the innovative duo has conceived and produced tech-enabled Broadway-scale musicals, sold-out immersive entertainment experiences, live performance centres, and multiple immersive exhibition halls. They have partnered with some of the top experiential creators in the world, bringing together unparalleled creative talent and globally recognized IP. The work of the executive team has generated billions in box office revenue across live entertainment and film.
David Galpern (co-founder, producer); Charles Roy (co-founder, producer); Ferdi & Eylul Alici (artists-in-residence; co-creative directors); Ouchhh Studio (conceptual design). For Darkfield: Andrea Salazar (executive director), David Rosenberg & Glen Neath (artistic directors), Victoria Eyton (creative producer).