Gaelictronica CCA Glasgow

A significant development of my ongoing collaboration with the band WHYTE, joined by Zoe Katsilerou for a performance at the CCA Glasgow as part of Ceol’s Craic Gaelictronica on 24.3.18.

For this performance I used a gauze to allow transparency to the performers.

The New Projectionists

I was delighted to present my work at The New Projectionists Conference: VJing, AV Performance and Post-cinematic Projection with academics, artists and VJs. A collaboration between The Projection Project and Light Touch AV Festival.

 

1,210KM

I have undertaken the role of Digital learning designer for an exciting theatre production 1,210km.

1,210 km is an explosive new show that will inspire, question and provoke. Award winning young performance companies, Junction 25 from Glasgow Tramway and Theatre an der Parkaue from Berlin, explore ideas of cross-cultural identity, connection and belonging as they ask the question ‘what is the space between us?’

The work will premiere at Tramway in Glasgow on 10 & 11 August as part of Festival 2018 and tour to Theatre an der Parkaue in Berlin in autumn 2018.

Fairich:Live

I was commissioned to create and deliver live visuals for WHYTE the band’s Made in Scotland Showcase performances at the Scottish Storytelling Centre for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 14, 21-28 August 2017.

Paper Boats at the National Maritime Museum Irvine

We’re all at sea in a Paper Boat
A Paper Boat, Paper Boat
The Rule of Britannia is very remote
from what it used to be.

What a project, I discovered on a recent visit to the National Maritime Museum in Irvine, George Wyllie’s – Paper Boat
Resonates today in many different ways.

Besides the Screen: Creating space to Investigate our Technical Immersion

I am delighted to be presenting my worok at this years ‘Besides the Screen‘ Projection / Geometry / Performance On the pannel: Thinking images, making images.

Here is a little abstract of my presentation titled:
Digital Shadow: Creating space to Investigate our Technical Immersion
Web 4

Art must provide the space to analyse and evaluate our immersion in technology.
In this artist presentation I look to contextualise and illustrate this statement using an Interactive Installation of my own, titled ‘Digital Shadow’, as an example.

In this Immersive installation, individual or multiple visitors interact with layers of projection, each casting multiple shadows to create an evolving, surprising and mesmerising visualisation of how we connect through digital space. Encompassing cues to reflect on the heterogenous nature of projection whilst providing a metaphor for the ambiguous materiality of the virtual environments we live in today. I am interested in using projection, an apparatus that changes how we see the world, in a way that is applicable to other technologies that do likewise. Reflecting on the process of the production and our envisioning of the image is of as much value as experiencing the image itself.

In proclaiming the need for art to create ‘space’ to Investigate our Technical Immersion, this ‘space’ could be taken literally as the physical area occupied by the installation for visual evaluation. Additionally we can interpret this need for ‘space’ as a theoretical one created through instigating cognitive evaluation of the way in which technology mediates our experience of the world around us. This playful work seeks to provoke and facilitate reflection and conversation whilst remaining engaging at face value.

In this light, whilst being subjectively interpreted as an artwork, such work also allows accessible analogy for progressive media theories. Whilst making this work I was inspired by an interest in our changing phenomenological experience today in light of the writings of Vilém Flusser, alongside others. I look forward to this opportunity to participate at this Besides the Screen conference in order to contribute some images and ideas to such a discussion.