My main motives for my Art are the wonders of colour, the visual language that is processed before we are consciously aware of it. I love to question the ability of colour and it’s impact on us. Colour allows me to focus on the ever-changing projections, colour is an element of visual language that is processed before we are consciously aware of it.
Mark works with light, film and digital imagery in a wide range of contexts – public artworks, installations, cross-art collaborations, as well as in projection and design. His installations often use light and imagery, alongside sound and sculptural elements to create immersive environments where the audience is invited to explore and interact with the work and ideas behind it.
Above Bounds Theatre Collective
Above Bounds Theatre are Helen Bovey and George Boundy, two graduates from East 15 Acting School (2013) an emerging Plymouth-based collective producing innovative work for family audiences. Fishco Disco is an innovative walk-about puppet performance created for families, with interactive elements & physical comedy designed for site specific performances. Inspired by Plymouth’s coastal location and strong maritime history, the puppet will be multifaceted, lined with LED lights to illuminate it’s journey, with in-built bubble guns for the little ones, and accompanying disco music for everyone to dance to. The performance itself will be ‘walk-about’ with the characters appearing at given times throughout the weekend, making a journey around the Yard for families to enjoy.
Bové defines his work as a mixture of listening to images and drawing sounds, and is passionate about both tradition and innovation, the organic and also the digital, the beauty of contrasts. His audiovisual projects see art and technology go hand in hand, where the image keeps a deep and close relationship with the music.
1000 Errors is primarily the work of Olly Balsom, a multidisciplinary artist with a keen interest in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. These range from video projection mapping, 3D animation, virtual reality art and content creation, laser cut geometric woodwork to vjing.
Plymouth College of Art Alumni artist, Jamie Knight is an animation, projection mapping artist with strong influences in disruptive street art and dark satire. He creates work which focuses on sardonic humour to highlight issues surrounding the absurdity of humanity and its values.
Knights piece for illuminate, Kill Your TV, is a grungy compilation of imaginative animated sequences inviting the audience to turn off their tv and enters the rabbit hole of their mind through a cardboard box.
Kaos Kollective are a group of disabled non-disabled artists based in Plymouth, creating a rare opportunity for integrated, home grown professional work to be developed and showcased in the city. ‘Trip the Light’ is a new interactive art performance piece created for Illuminate 2018. The piece incorporates new digital art technology, light and dance and explores the rhythm and play between these elements.
Mandala Lighting Ltd
Mandala Lighting Ltd is run by Benjamin Clegg, a mixed media artist with over 30 years experience and a Masters degree level in design technology with-in the arts. Benjamin has run and owned an event lighting company for 18 years. His installation at illuminate, Rainbow in the Dark, is shone onto a canvas of smoke and water by a 7 watt laser. Visitors can walk through the rainbow under an umbrella for a totally immersive experience.
Thomas Voillaume a.k.a APACH
Thomas Voillaume is a creative explore who signs his artistic adventures under the pseudonym APACH. He likes to mix means of expression in order to surprise his audience and to challenge himself. The guideline: exploration! Whether it is the virtual worlds, the infinite expanses of the imagination or the landscapes of our vast world. With a master degree in image art and technology, APACH likes to mix creative techniques and discover new means of expression.
Juliet’s practice is research-led with excavated traces interwoven into experimental, creative processes. By folding the past with the present, she attempts to create a junction between personal recollection and social history, with an apposite presentation of narrative that aims to inform and delight in equal measure. Juliet’s contemporary modes of representation create a distinct visual language in a dialogue between the dualities of analogue and digital, with a multi-medial approach that includes moving image, audio and print.
Laura Frances Martin
Laura is an artist, performer and producer whose large scale illuminated commissions and visual art works have appeared in Truro City of Lights, Wadebridge BikeLights, The Fal River Fest, Festival Interceltique De Lorient, Boscastle Festival, Prideaux Angels and more. As a performer she has also worked on a range of site specific and screen based projects; she is a founder member of ARTiculate Collective; a Director of Wadebridge Creative Hub; and this year also producer for BikeLights. Martin’s piece for illuminate is a beautiful illuminated sailing ship – a replica of the Mayflower – forms a vibrant, moving element of the Illuminate Festival celebrations leading up to Mayflower 400.