Nicola Plant

Location: London, UK

Working with human expression, embodiment, intersubjectivity and the vicarious experience of empathy, my practise asks: What qualities of movement convey the intangible aspects of human experience? What does it mean to be embodied? How can technology augment or embody the experience of embodiment? Specialising in motion capture and virtual reality, I make movement-based interactive installations and experiences.

Notable works are 'Parallax', a two-person interactive VR artwork for a solo exhibition at the Amar Gallery, February 2019, and 'Sentient Flux', an immersive VR installation for exhibition at the Barbican, August 2015. Both made with Unity, Oculus Rift and depth cameras. I have been resident at Fish Island Labs, a creative platform run by the Barbican Centre and The Trampery, and completed a digital residency with Gazelli Art House.


2019 Two Person Interactive VR Installation: ‘Parallax’ Solo Exhibition, Amar Gallery, London.

2019 VR Artworks: 9 Years of Chaos Festival, Electrowerkz, London.

2018 VR Artworks: 16th Annual Open Studios and Exhibition, Euroart, London.

2018 VR Artworks: ‘Affective Delineation Series’ Digital Residency presented at Gazelli Art House, London.

2015 - Interactive VR Installation: ‘Sentient Flux’ Interfaces, Fish Islands Labs Showcase, The Barbican Centre, London.

2013 Installation: ‘Surface Tension’ ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris.

2012 Installation: ‘Headache: A Study of Expressive Gesture’ Digital Shoreditch Festival, London.

2011 Collaborative Installation: ‘Sound Mapping London Tea Houses’ London Design Festival, V&A Museum, London.

2011 Interactive Installation: ‘Mirror Being’ Digital Shoreditch Festival, London.

2011 Collaborative Installation: ‘Threads and Yarns’ Wellcome Trust 75th Anniversary Symposium, V&A Museum, London.

2008 Live Electronics and Media Installations: ‘The Architect’ & ‘The Materialisation of Sound’ BIAD Degree Show, Birmingham, UK.

2008 Performance: ‘Faceless, Trapped by Technology’ New Generation Arts Festival, Birmingham, UK.

2007 Live Electronics Performance: ‘LRRH’ Technology in Performance Concert, Birmingham Conservatoire, UK.