If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, or if it’s a little far to travel, you can explore the Our Friends Electric exhibition virtually right now:
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.
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 featuring bacterial smells that were blown towards the participant using fans that were digitally synchronised to the virtual experience.
The new version of the work was made in collaboration with Dr. James Price and Dr. Nicola Fawcett and funded by the Royal College of Pathologists.
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)”
London LASER 18
Tuesday 15 November 2016
6.30 – 9.00pm (registration and exhibition viewing from 6pm)
Westminster School of Media, Arts & Design, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TP.
(Northwick Park tube, Metropolitan Line direct from Baker Street or Kings Cross)
LASER: Talks on the intersection of art, science and technology
London LASER 18 hosts Simeon Nelson and Simon Walker-Samuel on their collaborative project, Anarchy in the Organism; Rob la Frenais on Space Without Rockets and Exoplanet Lot; and Alex May on digital creation and preservation. The event will also take in the Signal and Noise exhibition at London Gallery West Project Space, University of Westminster.