Illuminate – Outdoor Projections, 19.03.2013

On Tuesday 19th March I’ll be curating a selection of films for the Illuminate outdoor projection event as part of the Arts and Science Festival at University of Birmingham.


Large scale outdoor projections will illuminate the night sky at this spectacular display of images, short films, and artists’ film and video.

Presented in partnership with Associated Architects, Arup, Couch Perry Wilkes and Sweett Group, visualizations of the new University library will be unveiled for the first time alongside content from some of the region’s leading film-led organisations.

Flatpack offer a sneak peak at some of the short films screening as part of their annual film festival (21st -31st March across Birmingham); and Vivid Projects in association with Antonio Roberts will preview Dirty New Media – a digital takeover of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts on Thursday 21 March. The Barber will present their own images too – including projections of oil paintings from their permanent collection.
The Watson Building never looked so good.

This screening, featuring pieces by myself, Carrie Gates and Minuek, will act as a preview to Dirty New Media, which will take place on 21st March. It’s all free!!!.

The People VS The Machine

Thanks to everyone that came to The People VS The Machine on Saturday 3rd November. It was a really great way to end Flip Festival for another year. Over three hours all five artists created some brilliant computer generated and live illustration art. Here’s a video, featuring music from Silhouettes who also played on the night:

And some photos of each artists’ work

The People

Adam Bolton

The People VS The Machine

Lisk Bot

The People VS The Machine

The Machines


Minuek at The People VS The Machine

Ashley James Brown

More from Ashley


uiae also posted the source code (Supercollider and SCGraph) on his blog.

Thanks to Flip Festival for asking me to curate the event, all of the artists and musicians for taking part, and Fixxion Warehouse Project for hosting.

More photos from the night are here.

Burningham – FreeCode/FreeJazz

On Tuesday 19th April 2011 I’ll be doing some visual jamming with other local patchers at FreeCode/FreeJazz in Birmingham

MAX/MSP, VVVV, PD, Quartz Composer: Node based creation tools for a new generation of artist. Long used by artists to trigger installation pieces in galleries, these pc based junction boxes have transcended their initial intentions for the musical tweaker. Now boasting slicker interfaces and control of the raw computer hardware these multimedia engines have become a medium in their own right, letting non programmers get to grips with the digital synthesis of noise and colour on a visual level. Becoming ubiquitous with audio visual tweakery these programs can be used for closely linking sound and vision at a low level, resulting in unique and often stunning form and rhythm.

Local artists Laternist, hellocatfood, Chromatouch and Minuek have been experimenting with these tools for long enough to start performing, and this will be the first live performance using these tools as a collective.

The night will start with the digital artists performing a short set each, jamming through the second act, then slowly merging with the jazz musicians, who will finish the event off whilst the artists continue with visuals into the dusk…

Let your attendance be known here on The Facebook. Expect lots of glitchyness from myself 😉

There’s quite a lot of other cool events happening in the Burningham space until 21st April. Head over tothe Fierce website for lotsa more details!