Phoenix Exhibitions and Events

As part of my on-going documentation of digital arts in Leicester have been compiling a list of past exhibitions and events at Phoenix (known as Phoenix Square from November 2009 to September 2012). Much of this content has come from the Phoenix website at www.phoenix.org.uk, but I am also adding my own archival materials and annotations where appropriate. If you spot any omissions or errors please let me know.

Events pre-November 2009 took place at the Phoenix Art Centre on Upper Brown Street and have been included to show how the 'old Phoenix' began to engage with digital arts prior to its move to the Cultural Quarter in November 2009. This part of the archive will be incomplete since I tended to only document the digital arts events I was involved in.

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 - Thu, 31 Jan 2013
Sebastian Buerkner
Sebastian Buerkner

Sebastian Buerkner - Chimera of M and recent works
Location: Cube gallery and around Phoenix
Free Entry

Phoenix presents an exhibition of new and recent work by Sebastian Buerkner, one of the most exciting and innovative artists working with animation today.

Sebastian Buerkner's intricate and starkly beautiful films are painstakingly drawn using computer software, creating layers and fragments of imagery, shape and colour.

Sebastian's work explores the nature of film and moving image – its structure and language and the way it can alter our perceptions of space, time and the world around us.

In the Cube gallery, a 3D animated film The Chimera of M flashes between the real and surreal, whilst on the video screens in the cafebar That's Your Dog tells the story of a life through a stream of snapshots. The exhibition continues with Realm Pins, a journey cut up and retold in a series of stripes.

Sebastian Buerkner trained as a painter but now works exclusively in digital animation. He has widely exhibited in solo and group shows internationally. Born in Germany, he lives and works in London.

The Chimera of M has been commissioned by FLAMIN in partnership with Phoenix and the Elephant Trust.

Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Creative Technology Live: Ableton Workshop Festival
Creative Technology Live: Ableton Workshop Festival

Sat 24 Nov, 10am
Tickets
: £10 / £8 conc.

After purchase please visit creativetechnologylive.wordpress.com/tickets with your booking reference number to sign up to workshops.

On Nov 24th 2012 Leicester's Cultural quarter will play host to Creative Technology Live. CTL is a workshop event for artists, musicians, students and teachers to explore Ableton Live, software which enables the development of unique sounds, stunning visuals and engaging interactive media.

Having developed a global community since its creation in 2001, Ableton Live has fast become one of the best selling music software packages on the market for its ease of use and ability to bridge the gap between electronic and traditional performance.

Utilising straightforward design that allows it to communicate with apps, controllers and other software systems Ableton have developed software that redefines the work flow of musicians, Deejays and multi-media artists alike allowing the development of unique performance and collaboration opportunities.

For more info: creativetechnologylive.wordpress.com

Mon, 19 Nov 2012
Algorithmic Dimension: A Digital Arts Masterclass with Ernest Edmonds, Frieder Nake and Roman Verostko
Algorithmic Dimension: A Digital Arts Masterclass with Ernest Edmonds, Frieder Nake and Roman Verostko

Mon 19th Nov, 6.30pm, FREE

Four pioneers in the world of digital arts will lead a Masterclass in this free event for artists, students and anyone interested in learning more about the history and practice of this field.

Algorithmic Dimension offers an excellent opportunity to take part in lectures and discussions with leading figures in the digital arts world.

Focussing on the relationship between computer programming, art and creativity, each artist will explore the role of programming in their work, looking at how their practice has kept pace with the rapid advance of technology in recent decades.

Chaired by Dr Francesca Franco and organised by De Montfort University in partnership with Phoenix. Free, but booking is advised as places are limited. Contact the box office to reserve your place.

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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 - Tue, 04 Dec 2012
Genetic Moo & Sean Clark - Symbiotic
Genetic Moo & Sean Clark - Symbiotic

Cube Gallery
19th Nov – 4th Dec
Free Entry

Symbiotic is an exhibition where the artworks interact with each other, as well as their visitors. They communicate through colour and sound, working together to form a complex whole that actively responds to the presence of people and changes in the gallery environment. When you enter the gallery you become part of the artworks, helping them grow and creating new, symbiotic relationships.

Symbiotic is an experiment in interconnectedness.

London-based art group Genetic Moo (Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup) and Leicester digital artist Sean Clark have created a collection of digital artworks designed to interact with each other as well as their human visitors.When you enter the Cube Gallery you will become part of a Digital Art Ecology in which colours and sounds are passed between the artworks in response to your movements and interactions. Each artwork is able to operate independently, but new patterns emerge when they are shown together.

As you explore the Symbiotic exhibition questions are posed about how the artworks communicate. What are they saying? Who are they talking to? How are they connected? Can you help them create new relationships with each other? What happens when you leave the room?

Digital Art Ecologies are a new way of curating and exhibiting interactive digital artworks. Rather than seeing a collection of artworks as individual pieces – with no relationships or connections to each other – opportunities for interaction between them are sought out and encouraged.

Like ecologies of living systems the relationships between the parts can take many forms, but the most sustainable are those which are mutually beneficial, or in some ways 'symbiotic'.

Symbiotic forms the final phase of Sean Clark's PhD research at De Montfort University. If you would like to help with the evaluation of the exhibition please complete a feedback form or email Sean Clark at seanc@cuttlefish.com

There will be an opportunity to meet the artists and talk about the ideas contained within their artwork at a workshop as part of Creative Technology Live on 24th November 2012.

Sat, 10 Nov 2012
Binaural Experience
Binaural Experience

Sat 10 Nov

Workshop 9am – 5pm Performances from 6.15pm

Full Day Ticket: £30. Performance Only: £5

The Binaural Experience is a full day event for newcomers and hardened fanatics alike exploring the cutting edge of sound design through a series of innovative workshops and performances. Focussing on the concept of 'spacial' hearing and binaural sound, participants will learn how to use hearing to interpret the spaces and environments around them, and how binaural techniques can transport you to both familiar and unfamiliar sonic surroundings.

Contact the box office on 0116 242 2800 to book your place.

Workshops

Microphone Construction:

Build and take home your own stereo microphone, with adjustable high gain pre-amlifiers. This sensitive mic is capable of creating sophisticated binaural recordings. The workshop is suitable for people without any prior knowledge of soldering or DIY electronics. Within the workshop you will cover soldering basics, troubleshooting and testing, followed by a practical demonstration. Sonodrome is a creative tech company based in Leicester that provides workshops and develops new technologies - www.sonodrome.co.uk

Binaural Synthesis:

Participants will be introduced to spatial hearing and binaural synthesis techniques. Using MaxMSP, you will be guided through the creation of a real-time binaural spatialization patch. During the workshop, a dummy head will be used to measure Head Related Transfer Functions, these HRTFs will then be processed and imported into your patch - so they can be used to generate realistic and interactive 3D soundfields. The workshop will be coordinated by Dr Lorenzo Picinali, DMU: www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~lpicinali

Every participant is asked to bring a computer with a MaxMSP license (versions 4.6, 5 or 6), and a pair of headphones.

Evening Concert:

A concert of binaural audio works featuring live performances by members of the Dirty Electronics Ensemble and a selection of studio composed works by international artists. Each piece has been specifically devised for binaural sound, making maximum use of the immersive properties of binaural audio.

Established in 2003 by Dr John Richards, the Dirty Electronics Ensemble focuses on face-to-face shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction - www.dirtyelectronics.org.

Flyer (PDF, 3 Mb)
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 - Fri, 07 Dec 2012
Ludic Rooms - Playback
Ludic Rooms - Playback

In the Cafebar

November 9th – December 7th

Create… Consume… Share… Play.

Around Phoenix are a series of QR codes, on panels, stickers, flyers and brochures. Find a code, scan and play with a trio of gesture and movement controlled interactive experiences that explore Phoenix's role in the local cultural community. The result of a weeklong summer residency by arts collective Ludic Rooms, Playback is a series of playful interactive artworks created specially for the video screens in our café bar.

Weblinks

Sat, 03 Nov 2012
Behind Intuition and Ingenuity
Behind Intuition and Ingenuity

Artist and Curators Talk

Sat 3 November, 2pm

FREE

Behind Intuition and Ingenuity is an opportunity to meet the artists and curators of our latest exhibition, which is continuing in the Cube gallery and cafebar until 9th November.

Featuring Alex May and Anna Dumitriu, Vicky Isley and Paul Smith from boredomresearch, Tom Castle from the Trope Troupe, Sean Clark from DMU and Nick Lambert, Chair of the Computer Arts Society. Featuring special screenings of Decoding Alan Turing, a film about the life and work of the code breaker and computer pioneer.

Free, but booking is advised as places are limited. Contact the box office to reserve your place.

Weblinks

Flyer (GIF, 91 Kb, 485x631)
Fri, 19 Oct 2012
The Malthusian Paradox
The Malthusian Paradox

The Malthusian Paradox is a free to experience transmedia narrative or ARG (Alternate Reality Game), you can play online and in real life. You become part of the story. It's like being right inside a thriller where you are one of the characters.

The story takes place across the East Midlands. With live events and interventions taking place in the following areas:

Nottingham – Leicester – Derby – Lincolnshire – Northampton

The characters will take you on a breathless journey through a world of intrigue, mystery and surprise. How much you get involved is up to you. There are clues to be solved, characters to interact with and events to attend. It doesn't matter at what point you get started on your adventure, there will always be something new for you to discover.

The Malthusium Paradox starts officially with our first live event "Whose Holy Grail? – A lecture by Dr Solomon Baxter" taking place at Phoenix and across the region.

Register your details and join AMBER to get involved, follow us on Twitter @TMParadox and keep an eye on malthusianparadox.com for the latest news.

Weblinks

Flyer (JPEG, 307 Kb, 726x1024)
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 - Thu, 01 Nov 2012
Intuition and Ingenuity
Intuition and Ingenuity

Intuition and Ingenuity explores the enduring influence of Alan Turing – the father of modern computing - on art and contemporary culture.

The exhibition features a group of outstanding artists, including boredomresearch and Roman Verostko, whose work responds to key themes within Turing's life and work.

2012 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, one of the greatest minds Britain has ever produced. From inventing the digital computer and helping to decode the German Enigma machine, to founding the science of artificial intelligence, the world today would be a very different place without his ideas.

This exhibition brings together important artists from digital art pioneers to emerging contemporary practitioners, including Roman Verostko, William Latham, Ernest Edmonds, Greg Garvey, Patrick Tresset, Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, with newly commissioned work by boredomresearch and Paul Brown.

Weblnks

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 - Mon, 01 Oct 2012
Martin Rieser & Andrew Hugill / Secret Garden
Martin Rieser & Andrew Hugill / Secret Garden

Martin Rieser and Andrew Hugill (De Montfort University)
Mon 10 Sep - Mon 1 Oct, 4-9pm daily
Location: DMU Cube gallery at Phoenix
Entry: Free

A contemporary retelling of the Garden of Eden story through a 'digital opera' - featuring Adam and Eve as computer-generated avatars and the Secret Garden as an idyllic three-dimensional 'augmented-reality' world.

In this rich interactive installation, viewers can follow the characters - as they examine their choices in a fallen world - via any one of eleven iPads mounted in the DMU Cube gallery. The viewer's presence and their movements – along with those of other audience members - changes the musical score and the viewing of the actors.

Combining music, dance, poetry and song, with technologies including motion-capture and computer gaming, this beautiful installation explores the potential of augmented-reality technology in art – where elements of an environment are 'augmented' by computer-mediated sensory input.

Weblinks

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 - Thu, 30 Aug 2012
Martin Rieser / Exodus
Martin Rieser / Exodus

DMU Cube Gallery & Cafe Bar

The expulsion of Asians from Uganda by Idi Amin in 1972 happened within sixty days. The stories of those who fled are told through an interactive artwork in the Phoenix Café Bar and an audio trail between Phoenix and New Walk Museum. Their accounts of expulsion, migration and new lives in Leicester are told in their own words.

You can participate in this artwork by adding your own memories. Exodus is part of a series of events marking the 40th anniversary of the expulsion from Uganda and connects with the exhibition From Kampala to Leicester at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

For more information on other exhibitions and events around the city CLICK HERE.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Weblinks

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 - Sat, 25 Aug 2012
Melanie Moeller & Tove Noorjahaan Dalenius / IOCT Artists in Residence
Melanie Moeller & Tove Noorjahaan Dalenius / IOCT Artists in Residence

Institute of Creative Technologies Masters Students: Melanie Moeler & Tove Noorjahaan Dalenius

Throughout August Phoenix is hosting two Digital Artist Residencies, featuring practitioners from the Masters in Creative Technologies programme at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University.

Melanie and Tove will be creating interactive artworks during their time at Phoenix. See them at work and get involved in their installations.

Melanie Moeller
Dates: 6-11 August
Times: 1pm - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm

As a Digital Artist in Residence, Melanie will be exploring how programming tools such as Processing and Max/MSP Jitter can be combined to create a visual based, interactive system. In particular Melanie will focus on how such a system can trigger video effects through single and multiple user interaction with the digital setup. Melanie's work investigates notions of human-computer interaction, motion tracking, responsive environments and non-linear film. She will be using a Microsoft Xbox Kinect to track motion.

Movement data will be analysed and translated into visual effects in real time. Amongst others, effects include saturation, volume control and mixing in live video. These can be controlled, by moving around the space, especially through head and hand movement. Melanie's aim is to customise the interface, enabling participants to use the system with their own video content.

Tove Noorjahaan Dalenius - Ubique 隨處 Överallt
Dates: 20-25 August
Times: 1pm - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm

During her During her residency at Phoenix, Tove Dalenius wil create an interactive system exploring ethical issues with electronics production, waste and the envionment.

She will transform the Cube gallery into a space for imagining our electronics' history and consider the origins of the digital artist's tools. Tove has worked with students from Taiwan and China as well as the UK to inform the piece. Ubique 隨處 Överalt is an improvisational collaboration, featuring the work of artist Kieran Walsh.

Weblinks

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 - Mon, 13 Aug 2012
Ludic Rooms / Residency
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 - Mon, 23 Jul 2012
Sandeep Videe & The Gundecha Brothers / Gowati
Sandeep Videe & The Gundecha Brothers / Gowati

An inspiring multi-screen installation that re-imagines classical Indian performance for the digital age.

Ramakant and Umakant Gundecha, better known as the Gundecha Brothers, are renowned for performing dhrupad, an ancient form of temple music and one of India's most important classical traditions.

Dhrupad is celebrated for its purity and deep spirituality, involving highly complex mathematical calculations sung to both contemporary prose and sacred texts.

The Gundecha Brothers learnt their art from the legendary Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar, a musician with a lineage that can be traced back as far as 21 generations.

For Gowati, the brothers chose an extraordinary Raag, or composition, especially for the piece. Recorded with the latest technology, the piece will be presented on six separate screens in the DMU Cube Gallery.

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012
wallFour: Renga
wallFour: Renga

Renga: Interactive big screen entertainment: 100 players, 100 lasers: Arrive as an audience, leave as a team!

Fresh from its official selection at the South by South West Festival, wallFour present Renga, a ground-breaking feature length show controlled entirely by the audience. Take part in an incredible 100-player game using laser pointers to interact directly with the cinema screen.

Renga combines strategic conquest elements from games such as Civilisation with action inspired by old-school arcade classics like Defender. Work together with the people around you towards collective victory in this extraordinary digital experience.

This screening will feature an after show Q&A with wallFour directors Adam Russell and John Sear.

Weblinks

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 - Sun, 10 Jun 2012
Sparking The Imagination
Tue, 29 May 2012
CAS Talk: Nick Lambert
CAS Talk: Nick Lambert

Although digital art is considered to be a recent phenomenon, it has its roots in the 1960s with Art and Technology and Cybernetics. The Computer Arts Society, founded in early 1969, acted as a catalyst for British and international artists experimenting with computers and set up several exhibitions of its own. It also fostered collaborations, discussed new developments and hosted heated arguments in its magazine PAGE. The CAS is still active today and its current Chair, Nick Lambert, will review its history and explain its current mission to develop a new appreciation for the digital arts in Britain.

Dr Nick Lambert is Lecturer in Digital Art and Culture at the VASARI Research Centre, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London.

Image: Paul Brown, 'BIGDIM / 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 / 200, 120 / 11,969' (Detail), 1979. Now held by the V&A Museum.

Weblinks

Mon, 14 May 2012 - Sun, 10 Jun 2012
Squidsoup: Pest Control 2 - Infestation
Squidsoup: Pest Control 2 - Infestation

When: Mon 14 May – Sun 10 June
Where: DMU Digital Gallery

Open: 10am - 11pm

FREE!

Phoenix Square has been invaded by bugs! Our gallery is swarming with digital creepy crawlies! Can you help us keep the little creatures under control? Chase, swat, splat, and squish to your heart's content, but be careful, or you might just find one crawling along your arm!

Pest Control 2 – Infestation by digital arts group Squidsoup creates an amazing virtual ecosystem in the DMU Cube gallery, populated by strange insect-like creatures.

These digital bugs can be swatted, flattened or flicked, and by placing something in their way you can block their path and make them change direction.

The creatures are aware of their surroundings and each other, and all have their own personalities: some are nasty carnivores whilst others are nice, gentle and timid. They all react in very different ways to humans.

Squidsoup is a digital arts group specialising in immersive interactive installations. Their work combines sound, light, physical space and virtual worlds to produce immersive and emotive experiences. They explore the modes and effects of interactivity, looking to create meaningful and creative ways to engage with art.

Pest Control 2 - Infestation builds on a series of related research and projects that place responsive and aware digital creatures in physical space, exploring the boundaries and relationships between digital and physical environments. Related projects include Glowing Pathfinder Bugs (2008, updated 2011), Pest Control (2010) and Living Timelines (2012). Pest Control 2 uses ceiling mounted Kinect sensors (Microsoft X-Box game controllers) to detect movement and interactions in 3D within the gallery space.

Showing as part of the Spark Children's Art Festival. Pest Control 2 has been commissioned by Phoenix Square through Arts Council England.

Weblinks

Wed, 09 May 2012
CAS Talk: Genetic Moo
CAS Talk: Genetic Moo

Genetic Moo's Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup will discuss their interactive video installations where mutated human-sea-life forms both disgust and delight audiences. They will explain their inspirations, the technologies used, and possible future directions. To contextualise their practice, the talk will start with an introduction to computer-driven interactive art work, identifying a number of key works and concepts.

Genetic Moo have been creating interactive art since 2006. Virtual creatures are constructed from choreographed video clips, combining elements of the human and the animal. They respond in a variety of life-like ways to audience motion, sound and touch and vary in size from the tiny Animacules to the all encompassing Mother. The works are driven using Open Source and Flash Software utilizing a variety of interactive interfaces. The programming behind the work is just complex enough to make the creature appear more believable. The audience should be unaware and unencumbered by the technology. The audience asks "What am I looking at?", not "How is this working?". They ask "Is it Real?"

Weblinks

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 - Wed, 02 May 2012
Simon Faithfull / An Expanding Atlas of Subjectivity
Simon Faithfull / An Expanding Atlas of Subjectivity

"The drawings are very restricted in their detail because of the tiny screen with its paltry number of pixels. But I like this discipline of making something meaningful with such reduced means, something akin to an economy of line." - Simon Faithfull

More than 800 drawings created using an iPhone as a sketchbook will be displayed in a new exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Simon Faithfull at Phoenix Square, across Leicester and online. The exhibition is the first in a programme of exhibitions and events supported by Phoenix Square's 'National Portfolio Organisation' funding from Arts Council England.

From the streets of East London to the remote landscapes of Antarctica, the sketches provide a personal atlas of the world created by Faithfull over the past ten years; capturing a record of his presence in particular places, at particular moments, somewhere on the surface of the planet.

People can also view Faithfull's work using his iPhone app – Limbo – on his website and via Twitter and Facebook, all of which present new sketches the moment they are made, and enable users to explore the artist's work and travels.

Simon Faithfull lives and works in London and Berlin. He travelled to Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey, sent a chair into space with a live video feed, and recently completed a major public art commission for the city of Liverpool. He has exhibited widely including at the BFI and Chisenhale galleries in London, and the CCA in Glasgow. His work has also been shown in New York, Paris, Spain, Berlin and Switzerland.

Limbo can be viewed at limbo.simonfaithfull.org and downloaded at the Apple App Store.

Curated by Phoenix Square and the Interact Gallery interactgallery.co.uk

Limbo is part of an ongoing series of web- based artworks commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella. The project is supported by Leicestershire based website and app developers Cuttlefish and ArtSway.

SIMON FAITHFULL - ARTIST'S TALK
MON 23RD APR – 6PM
FREE

Learn more about Simon Faithfull's work and his exhibition at Phoenix Square in this fascinating talk from the internationally renowned artist. During the talk, Faithfull will discuss the development of his iPhone app and web based artwork Limbo and take part in a Q & A with members of the audience.

Weblinks

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 - Tue, 21 Feb 2012
The Institute for Boundary Interactions / Phoenix Residency 2
The Institute for Boundary Interactions / Phoenix Residency 2

Over the next few months, a range of artists will be living, working andcreating brand new artworks at Phoenix Square, taking inspiration fromthis unique cultural building and its surroundings...

The Institute for Boundary Interactions [IBI] will be in residence undertaking a series of weather experiments in an attempt to transform the local climate.

Using the latest techniques, attempts will be made to create clouds, release rain and induce lightning using hacked and home-built weather machines. From these initial experiments, IBI aims to create a coordinated DIY meteorological modification community, capable of altering larger weather systems. They will produce an open online resource detailing schematics, code and datasets, allowing other individuals to build simple weather modification devices.

Artefacts, scale models, remnants and documentation from these experiments will be collected to form an exhibition that acts as the launch for the weather modification network.

The Institute for Boundary Interactions is an interdisciplinary research collective that uses science, technology, art and design to explore the complex connections between people, places and things.

Made possible with the kind support of Blueprint and LCB Depot. Phoenix Residencies are supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Weblinks

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 - Fri, 30 Mar 2012
Nikki Pugh / Residency 3
Sat, 28 Jan 2012 - Sat, 11 Feb 2012
Engagement Party / a2d
Engagement Party / a2d

As a result of a residency at Phoenix Square, Leicester Engagement Party have utilised redundant technology donated by the public, to create an exhibition examining the value and place of technology in our digital world.

Working across creative boundaries, individually and collectively, Engagement Party present work that is interactive, stimulating and entertaining.

a2d, Engagement Party are Graham Elstone, Thomas Hall, Robert Squirrell & Thomas Sweeney.

Weblinks

Fri, 13 Jan 2012 - Sat, 14 Jan 2012
M4_u Convention
M4_u Convention

International convention explores software for artists and musicians
13-14 January - M4 User Convention brings together MAX software users at Leicester's Phoenix Square

For the first time in the UK, Phoenix Square in Leicester will be hosting an international conference for artists, musicians, students and teachers to explore software which enables the development of unique sounds, stunning visuals and engaging interactive media.

Running from the 13-14th January from 10am - 6.30pm, the M4 Users Convention will bring together users of the popular programming software MAX, and its related programmes MSP, Jitter and Max for Live. The conference will be the first convention of its type held outside the US and will feature a keynote address by David Zicarelli, founder of Cycling '74, the Californian company behind the software, as well as presentations and workshops from a range of international speakers. There will also be exhibitions and performances open to the public.

With its straightforward building-block approach to programming, MAX software enables people across a wide variety of disciplines to create exciting new work - musicians can create unique sound-making tools and instruments; artists can build installations which respond to viewer interaction; and exhibition designers can create educational exhibits which engage museum customers.

Speakers

David Zicarelli, Richard Garrett, Luke Woodbury, Lorenzo Picinalli, Oli Larkin, Bret Battey, Tarik Barri, Jeremy Bernstein, Sean Clark, Andrew Robertson, Nick Rothwell, Adrian Gierakowski, Julien Bayle, Nick Bugayev, Franz Rosati, Leila Bahlouri

Weblinks

Sat, 07 Jan 2012 - Mon, 23 Jan 2012
Attention Structure
Attention Structure

CAFE BAR

"Do Billboards Dream of Electric Screens - ATTENTION STRUCTURE" is an international touring exhibition curated specifically for video billboards.

The exhibition features the work of Jordi Colomer, Mark Essen, George Evans, London Fieldworks, Ellie Harrison, Sophie Kahn, Erik Olofsen, Pascual Sisto, Paulette Phillips, Russell Richards and Ben Wheele.

Moving swiftly between fantastical worlds, virtual terrains and fragmented bodies Attention Structure presents an exhibition of experimental artists' film and video.

The path of this programme makes unexpected and disorienting jumps, touching on ideas of ecology, technological landscapes and possible futures. Parallels and rhythms emerge through the reel, offering moments of respite and/or instability.

Attention Structure is curated and produced by Beth Bramich and Mathew Trivett of Trampoline: Agency for Art and Media and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Nottingham Trent University.

Weblinks

Programme Information (PDF, 3.9 Mb)
Artist Biographies (PDF, 66 Kb)