LEAP (Lab for Emerging Arts and Performance) is a non-profit interdisciplinary project for emerging, digital media arts and performance that aims to initiate the dialogue between art, science and technology. LEAP’s central concept is based on experimental research in digital technologies and media, which shape and change our present and future society and stimulate new discourses, discussions and questions. The human being (or body) is thus in performative interaction with these technologies and their impact on society and culture. It stands in a transformative process with its environment and thus is prompted to challenge the limits of its exterior and interior. LEAP’s conceptual and substantive program deals with the discussion of new discourses, critical issues and provides a bridge between theory and practice
With its exhibitions and projects, LEAP is interested in this direct involvement of the urban environment outside the gallery, incorporating this relation- ship into its experimental context and in exploring the progressive fusion of real and virtual space.
LEAP is a project by Daniel Franke, Kai Kreuzmüller and John McKiernan.