Alex May and Anna Dumitriu are currently developing “ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form”.
Alex May 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.
Algorithmic Photography is an innovative technique developed by artist Alex May, which explores the concepts of motion and time within contemporary digital photography.
These small robots don’t like each other, or the walls of their enclosure, and they certainly don’t like humans.
Contemplative interactive digital video installation exploring the concept of “slow interaction” where the visitor is rewarded for standing still.
During my various visits to Los Angeles over the past months, I experienced a mentally displaced feeling when visiting locations for the first time physically that I had previously visited in the computer game Grand Theft Auto 5.
This data means absolutely nothing.
Ingenious and Fearless Companions explores the adventure of curiosity-driven research through a quest to find microscopic life in space.
“Sequence” is a bio-digital project by artist Anna Dumitriu in collaboration with Alex May, the Modernising Medical Microbiology project at the University of Oxford, the University of Hertfordshire, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, and funded by Arts Council England.
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.
Making music from DNA sequenced in a gallery using a MinION device
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
Waterlight is an audio and video mapped sculpture commissioned by Watermans Art Centre for their “The River Weekender”, part of the “Totally Thames” Festival.
“40 Minute Painting” is a video artwork that has been generated using the small errors that occur when computers store fractional numbers in 32-bits of binary (e.g. 0.1 becomes 0.10000000149011612) to create mesmerizing clouds of colour that gradually evolve over the length of the work.
The Human Super Organism” is an interactive installation that focuses on the bacteria from the hands. Participants place their hands on an interactive screen which acts as a virtual Petri dish and reveals the ways in which diverse colonies of bacteria from the human hands can be grown in the lab on agar.
A live video mapped performance by artist Alex May, commissioned and supported by Décalab, for the opening of Serre Numérique – a new digital hub built in the northern French commune of Valenciennes.
An exhibition of digitally augmented, video mapped, and animated sculptures, developed by Alex May in collaboration with local, national, and international artists from a wide range of backgrounds, through a three day participatory workshop. Participants from left to right: June Frickleton, Sam Hewitt, Juliet Kac, Bushra Kelsey Burge, Alex May, Leyla Rodriguez, Isabelle Desjeux, Eik Leknesund …
Room 40 is a video mapped installation investigating forms of digital surveillance by reconstructing GCHQ the British government intelligence agency through gathered second hand information with a soundtrack by Martin A. Smith.
The exhibition was on show in the Al Fahidi Cultural Quarter at House 31 and was made on site as a collaborative work between Heba El Aziz, Lucy McCabe, Anna Dumitriu, and Alex May, (and the IUR advisory committee which consists of Sue Gollifer).
A collection of temporary concepts, ideas, and physical materials, including light, that presents the viewer with a whole work that may (must?) be broken down into smaller and smaller parts.
Visitors imprint themselves onto a screen, which takes the form of a virtual Petri dish, and slowly reveals the shape of their bodies made of colonies of (digital) bacteria, which grow before their eyes.
Brighton Remixed is a site specific digital video sculpture installation by Alex May, commissioned by Clearleft for the Brighton Digital Festival 2013.
A video sculpture with soundtrack by Belle Atmos
Alex May and Anna Dumitriu will be resident in The University of Hertfordshire’s Robot House between 13th and 17th May 2013.
The Art and Science of Linen is a video artwork created by artists Anna Dumitriu, Alex May, and microbiologist Dr John Paul, with sound by Martin A. Smith.
A symbiotic video mapping and carved stone sculpture
A commissioned video installation featured as part of a major street festival in downtown Caracas, Venezuela.
The British Council arranged for Alex May to run a two day Painting With Light workshop in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela.
While coding Fugio, a subtle bug was introduced that created the following glitches.
For the opening night of the #HYPERLINK festival on 26th April 2013, Alex May debuted a 75 minute ‘Painting With Light’ live video mapping art performance in the South Tank at Tate Modern, London.
A site specific video mapped sculpture created using found objects that interprets the town of Conwy in Wales.
Smoke and Mirrors Machine is a kinetic and digital installation interpreting the principles of secure communication between two parties and how it may be intercepted and subverted; a subject that came under close scrutiny by Alan Turing during his tenure at Bletchley Park working as a key part of the team decoding the German’s complex Enigma Machine communications.
A sound portrait by Martin A. Smith, with live video performance commissioned by the Alan Turing Arts and Culture Committee.
Pop-Art interactive video mapped installation by Alex May and Martin A. Smith.
Commissioned by Canon Europe for exhibition at the Grande halle de la Villette in Paris
An original audio/visual composition by Alex May and Martin A. Smith interpreting the art of Sally McKay.
994,138 is a reflection on the scale of the UK casualties (military and civilian) during World War 1.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yves Klein’s Monotone Symphony, Alex May, Martin A. Smith, and GV Art present a new interpretation of this seminal performance.
Video soundtrack by Martin A. Smith Format: live site-specific video mapped installations onto existing graffiti Size: various Available for exhibition: No
“Out Of White” are a series of projected illusions featuring digital blocks emerging from physical spaces.
Alex May and Martin A. Smith were commissioned by The Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea to create an interactive video and sound installation for Halloween in the Kyoto Garden of Holland Park, London.
Statues Alive was a week long video mapping installation bringing the statues of Chelsea’s south bank alive.
A haunting walk of video mapping installations by Alex May with soundtracks by Martin A. Smith in Holland Park, London