Enchanted Parks – Saltwell Park – December 2016

We entered a successful bid to be featured at Newcastle Gateshead Initiative and Gateshead Council’s Enchanted Parks 2016, which gave ArtAV the opportunity to be the digital artists for a change. The theme, as it was the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, was A Midwinter’s Night’s Tale and contained 14 different installations across Saltwell Park. “Listen carefully and you …

ArtAngel: Din Q. Lê – The Colony – August 2016

The Carroll / Fletcher Gallery, Art Angel and Dinh Q. Lê come together to show the brutal history of the guava trade. The Colony is a new film installation by Vietnamese artist and filmmaker Dinh Q. Lê. on the site of one of London’s earliest cinemas, Peckham’s Electric Theatre which opened in 1908. Lê’s films concentrate on the abandoned chincha …

Greenwich & Docklands Festival – Queenshouse – June 2016

Greenwich and Docklands festival started with an amazing show, which included digital projection, lights, pyrotechnics, music and dance. This specially commissioned event marked the 400th anniversary of The Queen’s House and the reopening this year. Projection mapping was provided by ArtAV utilising six 20,000 Lumen Christie projectors, that created a sensational backdrop, illuminating The Queen’s House with BAFTA award winning …

Janet Echelman – 1.8 London Lumiere

January saw us installing Janet Echelman’s brand new work ‘1.8 London’ over the top of Oxford Circus, London as part of Lumiere London. We were responsible for the projection mapping, lighting design, wifi infrastructure and creating an interactive web app that allowed visitors to influence the colour of the sculpture and then create rippling water and fire effects over it’s …

Isaac Julien – Playtime

One of the most technically challenging productions that Isaac has undertaken; Playtime is an installation of three works at Metro Pictures, New York. ArtAV helped as technology consultants for over 18 months to ensure Isaac’s ‘Hyperrealistic’ vision was perfectly executed. The work was shot almost entirely at 5k resolution on the Red Epic camera system. The films were conformed and …

Garsington Opera 2013

For the second year running ArtAV visited Garsington Opera at Wormsley to film another of their incredible productions, this year Hänsel und Gretel. Every year in June and July this temporary custom built, one of a kind building comes to life with the sound of opera. One performance, as part of the SO Festival in Skegness is shown Live on …

Isaac Julien’s Kino Der Kunst festival Munich April 2013

KINO DER KUNST presented a comprehensive retrospective with feature films, multi-channel works and full-length documentaries. Isaac Jullien showed Fantôme Creole at the Goetz collection and Western Union Small Boats at the Brandhorst Museum. Other works Young Soul Rebels, 1991, the docu-fiction Frantz Fanon, White Mask Black Skin, 1996, the short films The Attendant, 1993,Three, 1999 and Baltimore, 2003, were shown in different venues across …

Impulsive Synchronisation

ArtAV were approached by Aura Satz to design and build a scrolling screen made from five specially commissioned pianola rolls from Antheil’s ‘Ballet Mecanique’. This was to be shown at the Hayward Gallery in London. Initially in the R & D stage five individual rolls were fixed side by side onto a clear membrane, but for the final install the rolls …

Nam June Paik – Transmitted Live @ the Talbot Rice Gallery

Performance artist, composer, video artist and visionary: Nam Jane Paik (1932-2006) was one of the most influential and pioneering video artists of his time. ArtAV have had the pleasure of working with the Nam June Paik Foundation at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh installing over 14 of his works, ranging from projections to CRT monitors all provided by ourselves. …

Wilsons at Whitworth

The Whitworth Gallery have recently opened an exhibition of works from long time ArtAV clients Jane and Louise Wilson. The acclaimed British artists used the exhibition to premier their new film Toxic Camera (2012); as well as exhibiting Face Scripting, What Did The Building See? (2011)  among other physical works and photographs. Both films were shown in custom gauze boxes, a typical Wilson’s trademark. ArtAV have been involved in …