Trespass (2015)

Trespass explores the emerging possibilities for relationships between human behaviour and intelligent environments; the ways in which creative and emotional impulses might be instantly extended to and reflected back by the architecture and structures that surround us.

This was a unique collaboration with academics from the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences at King’s College London; The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance.

Trespass was part of an ongoing partnership between Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and the Cultural Institute at King’s College London. It was the first stage of a larger scale project that will explore these themes over the next two years, leading to a new piece of work for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and fresh academic insights.

The R&D phase took place during the week of the 29 June 2015 at the Anatomy Museum, King’s College London and the culmination of the R&D phase was open to the public on 3 July.

This project has evolved from the Knowledge Producers programme, produced by the Cultural Institute to support collaborations between artists and academics at King’s.


Trespass 2015 team

Artistic Director, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance – Shobana Jeyasingh

Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics – Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara

Programming Director, Culture at King’s – Alison Duthie

Director, Interactive Architecture Lab, The Bartlett School of Architecture – Ruairi Glynn

Lighting Design – Fabiana Piccioli

Sound Design – Nick Rothwell

Production Manager – Sander Loonen
Dancers – Avatâra Ayuso & Sunbee Han

Bartlett tutors – Chris Leung, William Bondin & Chryssa Varna

Bartlett student team – Aksa Khera, Dan Feng & Dongming Chao
King’s student team – Nantachai Sornkarn & Leo Wu

Project Manager – William Warrener

Filmmaker – Thomas Völker


About the Cultural Institute
The Cultural Institute at King’s College London connects the university with practitioners, producers, policy makers and participants across arts and culture, creating space where conventions are challenged and original perspectives emerge. Through its programmes and activities, the Cultural Institute aims to put academic research to work in the cultural sector, enhance the student experience, inspire new approaches to teaching, research and learning and increase public engagement with the work of King’s. The Cultural Institute is a flagship initiative for Culture at King’s. @CultInstKings