EEG Improvisation (2016)

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.

HCI 2016

Shadows of Light at HCI 2016 at Bournemouth University.

Alex presenting an overview of his art practice.

University of Calgary – International Visiting Artist

Alex May - University of Calgary

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.

Update

Click here to see photos from the exhibition and talk.

Toy Hack Digital Metropolis

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.

Bournemouth University Workshop

2015-01-20 13.19.48Just 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.

The next one-day workshop is at Phoenix Brighton again.  Although it has been sold out for months, you can join the waiting list here.

Painting with Light: Video Sculptures: Open Call for Artists

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:

http://bit.ly/pwl-open-call

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