An installation image of an artwork by the collective Keiken. In a blue-lit gallery space are projections and TVs on the wall. On the floor are pillowy mattresses and cushions, surrounded by sand. People are reclining on these structures.

Grounding Practice: Keiken

04 Apr 2022

A practice sharing session and in conversation with Studios residents Keiken, an artist collective, and Michelle Williams Gamaker.

In a session filmed from Somerset House, Keiken co-founders Hana Omori, Tanya Cruz and Isabel Ramos talk through the ideas and experience at the core of their cross-dimensional practice, unpacking the processes that help form their creation of speculative and immersive worlds – hybrid spaces that merge the physical with the digital.

Through examples across various mediums spanning filmmaking, gaming, installation, Extended Reality (XR), and performance, the collective share how they utilise some of these tools to simulate new structures and test-drive possible futures.


This Grounding Practice workshop was programmed in conjunction with Amplify Digital Arts Initiative (DAI) 2022, an online residency programme bringing together an international network of female-identifying and non-binary artists and professionals working within the fields of digital arts and electronic music, produced in partnership with British Council, MUTEK, Oi Futuro and Artlab.

The film was produced by Rob Akin & Ella Bennett as part of the Creators in Residence Programme, supported by The Rothschild Foundation.

Director / Colourist: Rob Akin 
Editor: Ella Bennett

Featuring CGI footage made in collaboration with Sakeema Crook (@sakeemathecrook) & Ryan Vautier (@ryan_vautier)