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!

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:
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.

 

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 iand The Media Workshop

Nestled in the narrow streets of the Barbican hangs a series of glowing frames, recently escaped from the confines of the nearby art galleries. This cluster of uncertain fugitives hover meters from their prior captors, pulsating 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.

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