Current Projects

We're very excited to be working with Semiconductor on Halo, their commission for the 4th Audemars Piguet Commission with guest curator Monica Bello. Curator and Head of Arts at CERN, Bello describes how by utilising sensor data, “the artists have been able to access the time sequences and slow them down to enter into the realm of human perception.”

HALO takes the form of a ten-metre-wide cylinder-shaped structure that is entirely surrounded by vertical piano wires. Standing four metres tall, the interior of the installation is encircled by a 360-degree screen on which visitors can observe kaleidoscopic data projections generated by a series of slowed-down subatomic particle collisions that ordinarilly occur almost at the speed of light. As they hit the screen, the animated data points also trigger small hammers to hit the surrounding piano wires, emiting an all-encompassing vibration that resonates throughout the artwork, to be experienced both acoustically and physically by visitors. 

The installation marks the first time an artist has received permission to work directly with raw data generated by the ATLAS experiment. 

Halo was premiered at Art Basel, Switzerland 11th-17th June 2018. Watch a film of the installation at http://semiconductorfilms.com/art/halo/

Boosting Resilience

We've launched a new microsite Boosting Resilience - Survival Skills for the New Normal, an intense, boundary-pushing and catalytic two year Executive Learning programme running until 2019.

One of four flagsghip projects in Arts Council England's Building Resilience programme, it aims to enable senior staff from England-based arts and cultural organisations, music education hubs, museums and library services to develop new approaches to make the most of Creative Assets and Intellectual Property.

Boosting Resilience is being conceived and delivered by:

The Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at
Cass Business School. City, University of London (Cass/City)

The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE)

The Centre for Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University (CfE/Manchester Metropolitan University)


Recent Projects

Sound Little Island, a collaboration with composer Jean Martin premiered in the ancient Tour de la Lanterne, La Rochelle, France as part of Festival Zero1. 

This 12-channel installation transmitted live soundscapes from locations in England to the ancient Tour de la Lanterne in La Rochelle, France. These are sounds of everyday life in Brighton; a traditional English pub full of bluster, small talk and sporadic singalong; below a railway viaduct - cars are washed, seagulls cry, birds sing…

The soundscapes are complemented by interviews with French people who live, work, or study in England. They talk about their situation since the vote to leave the EU; their anxieties, nervousness, anger, plans and hopes.

Documentation of the project was broadcast on Resonance FM, Resonance Extra and Framework Radio on the nights of the French Presidential Election 2017.

More information on Sound Little Island is available at http://www.hypo.io/sound-little-island.html

Other News

In the Future Perfect

Julian and Jol Thomson have been commissioned by The Royal Holloway Centre for the GeoHumanities to research a new work with the theme of Creating Earth Futures.

Working with the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, 'In the Future Perfect' aims at a polyvalent understanding of what fusion energy, a theoretically clean and unlimited energy source, could mean for the future global environment and economy.


Fort Process Commission

Julian has been commissioned to create a new installation by Fort Process. The work proposes a new defensive imaginary for Newhaven Fort; one in which it can monitor anthropogenic sound and its impact on the locale.


Water Bodies

Julian is presenting Wet Sensing: three waterings for mouth, hand, ear as part of the Water Bodies' Evolutionary Curriculum at Whitstable Biennale 2018 Festival.


Large Objects, Moving Air

Julian gave a talk on cavitation at LOMA 18a one day conference exploring the presence, agency and materiality of air from the microscale to macroscale, through both literal and figurative interpretations. 

LOMA 18 took place in January 2018 at London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London.

 


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