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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.

Featured Works

Shadows of Light

Contemplative interactive digital video installation exploring the concept of “slow interaction” where the visitor is rewarded for standing still.

My Robot Companion

Robot based project that asks what do we want from robots in our homes and challenges our preconceptions and ethical viewpoints through boredom, fidgeting, and face touching.

No Violence To The Sky

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

News

Yellow Magic

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 …

London LASER talk online

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.