ARTIST & FILMMAKER

DI MAINSTONE

About

The New York Times has featured Di Mainstone as one of the “new generation visionaries” of the international digital arts scene. 

Di Mainstone is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker. Her work combines sculpture, music, dance, wearables and technology. Di works across performance, installation and film and she is best known for the acclaimed Human Harp, a digital musical device, worn on the body that transforms suspension bridges into giant harps. Di has pioneered a method of building wearable instruments around the human form, coining the term ‘body-centric design’.

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WORK

I had the pleasure of working with Di to produce Soundpit at the Southbank Centre in 2019. Programmed to run for 4 months it was a sell out success, especially popular with families of all generations and SEN audiences. It was such a hit that it returned for a second run at the end of the year and into 2020.

Curator Kate Chadwick
Southbank Centre

Artist Di Mainstone and the Human Harp team were a key part of the Roundhouse’s summer events this year.  We absolutely loved having the Human Harp’s pop-up laboratory on-site throughout August and saw how their innovative musical instrument really engaged and inspired our visitors young and old.  The Human Harp performances in the main space were both beautiful and engaging – we hope these may be able to happen again in the future.

Producer Rachel Nelkin
Roundhouse

The National Portrait Gallery’s wig-heavy halls also provided a great space for happy discoveries like The Atmospheric Railway, a dance act involving the wearable instrumental creation of Di Mainstone and Adam Stark. Curious, interactively noisy and compelling, it was exactly the right thing to stumble upon around one of the many corners on the first floor.

Arts Desk
Radical Rooms is an ambitious project in a small space, dense in creation and invention…It offers a new and much-needed way of looking at buildings of the past.
Rowan Moore, The Observer 
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Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
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