Universal Everything

↔ Smart Matter

Futurist film series exploring human-machine collaboration

Hype Cycle ­is a futurist film series exploring human-machine collaboration through performance and emerging technologies.

These human-machine interactions from Universal Everything are inspired by the Hype Cycle trend graphs produced by Gartner Research, a valiant attempt to predict future expectations and disillusionments as new technologies come to market.

The first piece in this futurist film series is Smart Matter. It builds on the studio’s past experiments with motion studies, imagining a new form of collaborative interface for improvised modelling.

More Hype Cycle films coming soon.


Fluid Bodies, Borusan Contemporary, 15 September 2018-17 February 2019
Every-Body: City, Technology and the Body, Inspace Gallery, Edinburgh (online) – 2020



Edition of 6 with 2 artist proofs


Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Animation: Joe Street
Sound Designer: Simon Pyke (Freefarm)
Senior Producer: Greg Povey
Motion Capture: ­Nick Dulake, Ursula Ankeny (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dancer: Tamar Draper
Choreographer: TC Howard

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