Artist Profiles

DIVA

DIVA

Thomas Voillaume – APACH Creation
In collaboration with Jeremy Oury for Video Mapping

Diva is an enigmatic apparition that comes to life at night thanks to the video projection. Who is she ? Giant creature, hallucination or goddess? It seems like she’s trying to communicate a message.

IMMSERSIVE

IMMSERSIVE

ARCAAN Collective

IMMERSIVE is an augmented experience with 270° video mapping inside the Factory Cooperage at Royal William Yard. This installation proposes a mesmerized travel into a futurist dimension playing with the Op art concept to produce illusions and illimited perspective in a rythmic progression of abstract patterns. The ascending movement and the use of stroboscopic images gives a new feeling of time and the sensation to be fully immersed. A surrounded sound system accentuates the sensation of an infinite space with a soundtrack inspired by electronic melody recreating a real electro-acoustic noisist orchestra.

Visuals – Jeremy Oury
Sound – Antoine Briot

SIGNIS

SIGNIS

Mike Cobb, Highly Interactive

Signal Lamps have been used by the Royal Navy since the late 1800’s to send messages between vessels.

SIGNIS is a modern interpretation that combines the beauty and nostalgia of maritime style fixtures and soft golden light with contemporary ideas of pixelated displays and animated gifs.

SIGNIS will invite visitors to participate by designing their own messages, patterns and animations using their mobile device.

Submissions will be broadcast to the festival crowds over a spectacular array of lights. This exhibit has been kindly sponsored in part by Industville. http://tiny.cc/wtgxbz

Laser Halyard

Laser Halyard

Greenwave Laser

Cornish light artists Greenwave Laser bring a maritime-themed interactive laser display to Royal William Yard. Husband-and-wife partnership Paul and Antonia celebrate the South West’s vibrant maritime history, combining traditional rigging and signal flags with the latest customised laser control system to create a work which references the past while pulling us into the future.

 

Visitors are encouraged to join the crew on the dockside, hauling a line of laser flags to the top of Mills Bakery chimney with a customary “halyard” rope while an immersive soundscape of traditional shanties and sailors shouts rouse crew members to – Haul Away!

EXPLORER

EXPLORER

Ace Delos Santos
Scattered around Plymouth are thought-provoking illuminated pieces with hidden meanings. EXPLORER consists of phrases that hopes to initiate conversations and invites the audience to wonder and create their own meanings from the sequence of wordings based on the path they follow. 
Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

Caroline Mercer with Outside the Box 

This a collection of ceramic bottles and lamps, made by over 100 different children and people of Plymouth.

Each porcelain bottle holds a private message, fired into the clay; unseen but everlasting. Will the intended recipient ever feel the impact of these words? By lighting them we send the words on their way, through the darkness.

The large lamps are collaborative pieces by various groups of people, working alongside the artist. They capture a sense of the group, of the day, playful moments in time. They are rays of hope, celebrating and sharing human connection.

Voyager

Voyager

Laura Frances Martin

 Laura’s concept & creation is a beautiful, illuminated replica of the Mayflower, which ‘sails’ through Royal William Yard during each evening’s events in an homage to the journey of the real Mayflower in 1620. The ship, created from willow, bamboo & lighting over a bicycle/trailer, and specially reworked for 2019’s events, represents the hopes & dreams of the 102 passengers on board, with a literal re-imagining of their shared journey across the ocean: the beauty of moving forward, as human beings travelling together, even if it is into the unknown.

Tree of memory

Tree of memory

Xavi Bové Studio & Onionlab

Tree of Memory is an artistic installation of projection mapping, light and synchronized music, in memory of the lost. 

A gigantic tree is sketched based on short strokes. Each of them is in synesthesia related to a subtle, individual voice; yet together they end up creating a global choir, a social call for peace and freedom in memory of all the voices that disappeared forever and that are remembered today.

Read more about: Onion Lab

Relic of future times

Relic of future times

Thomas Voillaume – APACH Creation
In collaboration with Jeremy Oury for Sound Design

Forgotten since a long time a form of pure energy, concentrated inside an artefact, waiting to be discovered… Relic of future times is a contemplative digital art installation.

Curio

Curio

TRIGGER STUFF – Savinder Bual and Elena Blanco

Curio is an alternative museum featuring stories and objects contributed by residents from the area related to the idea of home.

It is a light installation which allows curious passersby to peer into doors and discover stories from our neighbours.

Her Voices

Her Voices

The Media Workshop

Her Voices is a new immersive event in Barbican’s Elizabethan Gardens,

 inviting visitors to “eavesdrop” on rarely-told women’s stories from across Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall. Participants journey through a delicate display of fibre optics and LEDs providing an ephemeral physicality to voices rising from hidden speakers around the gardens.

 The installation features recordings celebrating both women’s great achievements and inequalities still apparent today. Voices range from Plymouth’s Lady Nancy Astor, the first female sitting MP to Cornish fishworkers and North Devon farmers. It is a meditation on who we are, how we got here and where we are going.

Her Voices is supported by:
illumaphonium

illumaphonium

Micheal Davis
Illumaphonium is a dynamic and truly interactive, multi sensory, music making installation – the first of its kind.
Illumaphonium is a ‘hands-on’ multi-player musical instrument for public places. It is designed and tuned in such a way as to allow completely untrained members of the public, of all ages and backgrounds a fun and rewarding musical-making experience, either in a group, with strangers or simply in conversation with illumapnhonium’s on-board A.I. without any need for instruction or training of any kind.
FREEDOM TUNNEL

FREEDOM TUNNEL

Ace Delos Santos
Freedom Tunnel is an artistic light and sound installation that highlights a key threshold in Royal William Yard where the built environment meets with Plymouth Sound. With light levels responding to the acoustic volume of the area, this interactive piece invites passerby to immerse themselves in the tunnel, take part, and reflect.
HEAD FULL OF HOUNNY

HEAD FULL OF HOUNNY

Raman Feiz

This installation  is a combination of a digital print with painting using mid multilayer paint with tone colours that glow in the dark To express the special technique it is called ‘Mixed media photography’

Put simply, it’s when an artwork is created using various artistic methods, so an artist might combine their photograph with ink drawings, pencil sketches, and watercolors to create a whole new and unique look. It’s an experimental form of art that produced

‘Portrait Who Was Smoking’

The relationship between the human body and the mind give positive and negative effects on human life .

A trail of light artworks and installations students from the University of Plymouth

The village of shelter for children’s future
BA Architetcure Year 1 students + BA 3D Design Year 2 students + BA Early Childhood Studies & BA Education Studies year 3 students + Yealmpstone Farm Primary School, Foundation & Year 3 students

A new life walk through
Rachel Singleton

Smile, You’re on camera
Alex Jones

Fireflies
Andrew Dunne, Jasmine Price, Emma Stolliday, Melanie Thallapally, Kev White

Clouds
Ruobing Xie, Zixi Zhou, Liang Sun, Xinyu Qian, Ying Sun

Jellyfish
Rongzhang Gu, Fei Wang, Yuge Wang, Zhiming Wang

Smoke
Julian Whatley, Andrew Shankster, David Mallet

Ecoids 2.0
Joel Hodges, Angelika Kolodziej, Sioned Freer, Chelsea Harrison, Jack Parnell 

 

THRESHOLD

THRESHOLD

Eliza Newman in collaboration with Fen (Maisie Newman & Rowan Evans) 

THRESHOLD is a vast labyrinth of material, light and sound that invites you to reflect on the act of crossing and journey further towards its centre. In this immersive experience for groups and individuals, shimmering 3D animation and a pulsing, four-channel sound composition by Rowan Evans will lead you through a layered interior space. Choose a path, step beyond the threshold and head inwards.

 

Camoflage

Camoflage

BLAST ART

 

Trinity

Trinity

Ada Krzoska and Dan Sumner

Trinity is a tri-sculptural projection mapping installation. Three Roman deities, each representing a different aspect of the festival’s theme, together the meanings of these figures constitute a divine balance.

Stylistically, by being perceived as antique, these figures will combine their historic aesthetic with new technology and projected content to form a new approach of celebrating the origins of our cultural roots with an imaginative and futuristic twist.

Suspension

Suspension

Ottomata Studio

A new exploration from Ottomata of the relation between laser and water. Curious about the combination of two natural forces : concentrated light and water; we set out to find out what would happen if we were to give a consciousness to both matters. The result is a meditative experiment that should bring you back in the present moment.

Escape

Escape

Ali Pym and The Media Workshop

A series of glowing frames hover in space after an escape from the walls upon which they hung. This cluster of uncertain fugitives pulsate with light as they seek a new home, empty frames desperately seeking a subject. Bright white light transcends into a kaleidoscopic dance of colour, bouncing against the rigidity of its own corners and edges, simultaneously free yet still bound. Escape is the artwork that is caught within the frame itself. Chaotic. Misbehaving. Inviting you to be captured.

Regeneration

Regeneration

Nathaniel J. Hall
Drawing parallels to the city of Plymouth, Regeneration works as a visual metaphor. Representing the old to the new, whether that would be the Mayflower voyage or the exciting future of Britain’s Ocean City.                  Regeneration will be an immersive experience brining a two dimensional animation into a three dimensional space via projection mapping. Allowing viewers to take a step inside of the animation.

Projections

Students from Plymouth College of Art, supported by The Media Workshop

From The Til Now
Lauren Clayton, Dru Tibby, Connor Balldock, Rowan Cornish, Nanobot Building, Doug Clarke, Matt Lake, Steve Lake, Robin Lovejoy, Harvey Melvin Harris

Blast to the past
Awais Khan, Jamie Stuart, Callum Mitchell, Cameron Charles, Jack Gibney

Fin-ale
Jordan Hardy, Sami Vickery, Toby Shephard, Jamie Good

A Message For Tomorrow
Maurice Hayman, Maya Lenton, Sam Grotzke, Amber Layton, Tyler Ottey, Tom Wise

Building a Future
Christopher Spereall-Mood, George Harris

Big Dragon Crashes Party
Joseph Maynard, Kacper Bernacki, Chloe Carpenter, Ellesse Woodward, Sofia Ricci

The Weight of the world
Aimee Fuller, Alexander Waller, Chloe Drew, Jess Freeguard-White

Cycle of the Earth
Elaine Pope, Sam Elliot

HeartBeat
Kane Milne, Zak Johnson

Earth to Earth

Shannon Bone, Eve Oxinou, Oliver Hughes, Kenneth Holberg, Lauren Baker

Voyages
Jess Mitchell-Fowle, Sophie Parker, Brandon Bailey

Space

Matt Kelly, Jess Rudy, Sky Griffiths, Charlotte Wishart

Nature Can Do Without Us

Jess Whitehouse, Lauren Wilson, Emily Rix

 

James Reader, Harry Bird, Cloe Stannard, Tom Sandell, Angus Stuart Smith, Ceri Prowse

Emmett Wadham, Holly Richardson, Grace Rathbone, Roseanna Bava, Jade Trbojecvich

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