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No Violence To The Sky

No Violence To The Sky – a new video mapped installation by Alex May is now on show at Level 39, One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London. Referencing the writings of the building’s architect César Pelli, the work presents the public facade of the iconic One Canada Square building as seen in reflections in the buildings and …

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University of Calgary – International Visiting Artist

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 …

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Painting With Light workshop at UCLA

A few photos of the students work from the Painting With Light video mapping workshop at University of California Los Angeles that I ran on Tuesday. Tonight I’ll be giving a talk at the UCLA ArtSci LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) event.

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 …

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Emergency Index: Volume 3

Alex’s Painting With Light performance at Tate Modern is featured in the amazing latest edition of Emergency Index. “While we argue about what performance documentation might mean, every year countless performances are lost to history. In book form, Emergency Index attempts to capture a broad snapshot of the “state of the field” of performance, as it exists right …

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Aesthetica Magazine Interview

Aesthetica Magazine interviewed Alex May about his art practise in advance of Kinetica Art Fair 2014. Kinetica Art Fair Artist Interview: Alex May “He captivates viewers by painting with digital video footage in real-time onto physical sculptures with synchronised audio and interactive technology.” Related: Kinetica Art Fair 2014 installation

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 …

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Painting With Light in Caracas Venezuela

Caracas is a tropical and vibrant capital city overlooked by the imposing Ávila mountain to the north.  Cable cars and power lines thread across the roofs and up the steep mountainside from where the poorer barrios neighbourhoods nestle at the edges.  These makeshift dwellings are beautiful to look at from a distance, with brightly painted exteriors …

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