Suspended Island – Jane & Louise Wilson – GEON – June 2018

For the Great Exhibition of the North, Jane and Louise Wilson expand upon the idea of a ‘Suspended Island’, one which hints at the current political flux and the perception of the North East: closer to Scotland but still remaining part of England. This video installation is their first outdoor public commission. In the context of Brexit, the image of …

Semiconductor – Halo – June 2018 – Arts Basel, Switzerland

HALO is a large scale immersive artwork which embodies Semiconductor’s ongoing fascination with how we experience the material world through the lens of science and technology. Back in 2015, Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt undertook a 2-month residency at CERN in Switzerland. While filming the colossal site and interviewing researchers and physicists, they spent some of their time seeing if …

(C) ROH. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey

Lessons in love and violence – Royal Opera House – April 2018

(C) ROH. Photo by Stephen Cummiskey – Above We were contacted by the Royal Opera House to produce two realistic marine aquariums, that could be toured, for the set of their newly commissioned opera Lessons in Love and Violence; a story of riches to rags about a king who allows his personal relationships to come between him and the court. …

Wattfitness – Sound System Installation – March 2018

Watt fitness are a high end boutique training studio, based in the north east of england. We have previously installed a sound system at their Thornaby site so we were delighted when they approached us to do an installation at their brand new flag ship site in Darlington. We were given a design brief to incorporate some speakers from their …

Frozen Planet in Concert – BBC Earth – Snape Maltings – February 2018

This is the ultimate portrait of the polar regions – the planet’s last great wilderness – captured in high definition film and featuring live orchestral music alongside big-screen footage from the BBC planet earth television series, BBC Earth presents, Frozen Planet in Concert. Conducted and narrated by the composer George Fenton, the richly…
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Puma Future 18.1 – Urban Nerd Collective – January 2018

In January, Puma held a product launch of their new Puma Future 18.1 football boot. The event was held at the Ambika P3, a contemporary art and architecture venue that has an industrial feel. The space was transformed with lighting, projection, a miniature football pitch and LED screen scoreboards to create…
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So Percussion – From out at Darker Sea – UK Tour

So Percussion’s residency in mining towns in the North of England has allowed them to create an audio visual show to remember. This piece shows the industrial power, the impact that the decline of mining has had on mining communities, and how some have never recovered. ArtAV provided production tour management, show support and video playback including live camera elements. …

Durham Lumiere Festival 2017

Back in Durham for the fifth time, artists from around the world illuminated the city in delightful and unexpected ways, with a series of light installations to explore. Since the first Lumiere in Durham 2009, producers Artichoke have brought the iconic light festival to cities across the UK. From Durham to Derry~Londonderry and London in January 2016, urban landscapes are …

Alignigung – William Forsyth – Gagosian Gallery Le Bourget, Paris – October 2017

October took us to Paris to install William Forsyth’s Alignigung for his Choreographic Objects exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Paris. Alignigung is a combination of two words from different languages. The first word comes from the english word align and the other is einigung, which is german for agreement. The piece is a single channel video installation which features …