Alex May is a British artist exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably video projection onto physical objects (building on the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping by using his own bespoke software), also interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance, and video art.
For the opening night of the #HYPERLINK festival on 26th April 2013, Alex May debuted a 75 minute ‘Painting With Light’ live video mapping art performance in the South Tank at Tate Modern, London.
A video mapping installation responding to the writings of César Pelli – architect of One Canada Square, the Petronas Twin Towers, and Manhattan’s downtown World Financial Center, amongst many others. On show now at Level 39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
Contemplative interactive digital video installation exploring the concept of “slow interaction” where the visitor is rewarded for standing still.
The Antisocial Swarm Robots are part of the current HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin. We made a short video about them:
For British Science Week Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science ran a special event called Yellow Magic about the story of penicillin, and featuring artists and scientists “at the cutting edge of medical research”. Alex May and Anna Dumitriu exhibited the latest version of their virtual reality artistic exploration of bacteria and whole genome sequencing …
The talk I did for the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) event in London last month is now online. You can see the other talks by Rob Le Frenais, and Simeon Nelson and Simon Walker-Samuel on the London LASER archive page.