Virtual Open Studios Introduces... Jason Bruges
Jason Bruges Studio has become internationally renowned for producing innovative installations, interventions and ground breaking works. This practice involves creating interactive spaces and surfaces that sit between the world of architecture, site specific installation art and interaction design. Considered a pioneer of this hybrid in-between space, Jason has subsequently paved the way for a new genre of design studios, artists and designer-makers.
Jason Bruges - Director
Jason’s work blends architecture with interaction design and uses a high-tech, mixed media palette to explore spectacle, time-based interventions and dynamic spatial experiences. He is passionate about creating site-specific pieces that engage people with their environments.
In 2002 Jason set up his own practice and now works with a talented team of people to develop and deliver interactive projects worldwide. The studio comprises of an experienced team of architects, engineers, industrial designers and computational designers as well as specialists in electronics, programming and project management.
Beckie Cove - Business Development Manager
Beckie’s journey in the arts started with classical ballet which she practiced professionally until the age of 19. She went on to study live art and performance at Central Saint Martins where she developed an interest in performance that exists outside traditional theatre settings. Before starting at the Studio, she worked at Gimpel Fils art gallery, and in producer roles at LIFT (London International Theatre Festival) and Crane.tv, an online arts and culture magazine. At Jason Bruges Studio, Beckie is responsible for securing new commissions and seeking out exciting companies to collaborate with. Her favourite project with the Studio is Where Do We Go From Here? created for Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Dhruv Kumar - Creative Technologist
Dhruv loves working with hands-on technology. After graduating from architectural school in India he quickly realised that a traditional architecture career isn’t for him and started building interactive installations in his free time. Seeing people interact with his projects brought him so much joy that he decided to study a master’s degree at UCL, specialising in interactive architecture and performance. He has been working as a Creative Technologist at Jason Bruges Studio for 2 years designing and building the software and hardware for the Studio’s art installations. The varied nature of the Studio’s projects is what he loves the most, since it forces him to explore new technologies and find innovative solutions for every design.
This interview was filmed prior to lockdown restrictions
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