Workshops

WRO 2019 Media Art Biennale

ArchaeaBot by Alex May and Anna Dumitriu has been selected as part of the WRO 2019 Media Art Biennale. The WRO Media Art Biennale is the major forum for new media art in Poland, and one of the leading international art events in Central Europe. Since its inception in 1989, WRO has been presenting art …

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HAB 2.0

Yesterday we had the first kick off meeting for the High Altitude Bioprospecting (HAB) 2.0 project at The Francis Crick Institute. Following on from our first exhibition and programme at BOM (Birmingham Open Media), we are aiming to develop a new project to be delivered in 2021.

Algorithmic Photograph shortlisted for the British Photography Awards 2019

“Trails of Birds Over Merlin’s Cave” was shortlisted for the British Photography Awards 2019 in the Birdlife category. The algorithmic photograph was taken in 2018 on a trip to visit Tintagel Castle in Cornwall and captures five minutes of birds flying above the crashing waves next to the sea cave where, according to Arthurian legend, …

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Francis Crick Institute commission

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.

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 …

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Stone and Video Sculpture #2 (2016)

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.

HCI 2016

Shadows of Light at HCI 2016 at Bournemouth University. Alex presenting an overview of his art practice.