Alex May Arts has been awarded a prestigious art commission to design and create a captivating new digital artwork for permanent installation in the front window of the Francis Crick Institute in London.
I attended a brainwave workshop with artist Luciana Haill where I created two improvisations. The first is a piece of music that I’m playing with my mind: taking the EEG readings and using them to trigger frequencies. The second is a video synthesizer that responds to EEG signals. Both were created in the workshop using my Fugio software.
Most every year of late I spend a happy dusty weekend stone carving, making a sculpture to project video onto.
These two characters, held in an intimate physical embrace, seem very much in love, and I particularly like the nuanced interplay of how she gazes at him, and he is happy and content. Continue reading “Stone and Video Sculpture #2 (2016)”
International Visiting Artist: Alex May (UK)
Exhibition: Shadows of Light Feb. 29-March 4 in The Little Gallery
An interactive digital artwork that explores the concept of ‘slow interaction’
Artist’s Talk: March 1 at 4 p.m. in Art Building 672, with reception to follow
Workshop: Video Mapping
Friday, March 4 from 1-4:30 p.m. in Art Building 651
Explore the artistic potential of video mapping by using the “Painting with Light” software. This workshop is suitable for digital artists, designers, VJ’s, painters, or anyone interested in video mapping.
Click here to see photos from the exhibition and talk.
Phoenix Brighton received a Brighton Digital Festival Education Award to work with Alex May and Exploring Senses who created a two day workshop for thirty 13-19 year olds to hack toys, build a cardboard city for them to live in, create animations about them, and finally use Alex’s video mapping software to create a digital metropolis.
The workshop and final exhibition took place over the 18th and 19th of September 2015 in the main gallery of Phoenix Brighton.
Just spent two very enjoyable days running a Painting With Light video mapping workshop at Bournemouth University.
As with every workshop, new behaviours emerged such as three participants projecting on the same space (exciting and very confusing for all involved), there was a sound reactive installation combining Max/MSP and Painting With Light’s OSC control facility, and materials included balloons, foil, cling-film, kitchen roll, books, and masks.
For “Painting with Light: Video Sculptures” at Phoenix Brighton Alex May plans to create a new installation stemming from a participatory workshop with artists, from diverse backgrounds, including those who typically work with traditional art media such as painting and sculpture. The aim is to push the boundaries of this innovative medium and create new forms of expression.
We are pleased to announce an open call for artists who would like to learn how to work with “Painting with Light” developing the installation with Alex May over a three day workshop on 3rd, 4th and 5th December 2014. There will be an opening reception at 6:30pm on 5th December and the exhibition is open to the public 6th – 10th December 2014.
For further details and to access the application form, please follow this link: