AN innovative work of art, designed by tracking the motion of dancers, is on display in Bradford.

The sculpture, called Moving Memories, produces sounds and smells, and forms part of a collaborative performance by dance artiste Lucie Lee and renowned local sculptor Ian Randall.

Standing at approximately one metre tall, the sculpture is currently on display in Kala Sangam Arts Centre, St Peter's House, Forster Square.

It was built using the latest large-scale 3D printing techniques, and was designed by tracking the motion of dancers performing a routine at Kala Sangam.

The design and build process is being overseen by Ian Randall, whose iron sculptures feature prominently outside Forster Square Railway Station.

Raised in the Czech Republic, Lucie started up her first dance school aged just 13. Her school choreographed routines for freestyle dance competitions, and performed each year during the Czech Ball Season. Aged 18 she moved to the UK and worked with various companies. She now lectures at University Centre Doncaster.

Her Lucie Lee Dance Company embraces the use of digital technologies within performance; producing experimental dance theatre and site-specific work, and delivers dance, choreographic and digital lab workshops in education and community through an outreach programme.

Lucie says her company provides an insight into how technological advances of the 21st century are shaping art for the future. Speaking about Moving Memories, she says: “We love how the sculpture has turned out, and hope that those who come to visit get as much enjoyment out of it as we did innovating in its construction. Moving Memories is all about the tension we as humans are under, and I believe that translates beautifully into the final design of the installation.

“As technology becomes so intertwined in our life, so it also does with our art as well. Using technology in combination with dance has produced a fantastic blend of old and new in this piece.”

Visitors can enjoy the 4D effect of the sculpture, which produces sounds and smells to create an experience beyond the installation itself.

Pritesh Parmar, marketing officer for Kala Sangam, says: “The performance was compelling. It's performances like this that break the boundaries and create new styles of dance and art.”

* Moving Memories, at Kala Sangam until February, 2018, forms part of a planned larger series of sculptures, to tour the UK over the next two years.