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 …

Gillian Wearing’s biggest show since 2000

Gillian Wearing Whitechapel Gallery London , K20 Dusseldorf and Brandhorst Munich. This survey show was produced by Whitechapel Gallery and K20 in Dusseldorf and ArtAV were asked to provide the equipment and installation crew for both venues. Much of Gillian’s older works had to  be encoded to file from the original analog masters and then transcoded by ArtAV for use …

ArtAV bring Mars to Whitley Bay

ArtAV have just installed Mariner 9 by Kelly Richardson in Whitley Bay’s historic Spanish City Dome. Using three Barco HD8 projectors, three BlackMagic players and ArtAV’s own synchroniser to present this 12m wide panoramic view of a Martian landscape set hundreds of years into the future. Coinciding with the landing of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory aka “Curiosity” on the planet at the …

Kelly Richardson

Kelly Richardson, originally from Canada and now based in Newcastle is part of a new generation of digital artists using technology to create hyper-real landscapes. She produces incredibly beautiful layered video works that combine video, 3D and CGI. Kelly currently has a survey show that is touring the UK and US. It kicked off at the NGCA Sunderland, for which ArtAV …

Douglas Gordon’s End of Civilisation burns brightly

Turner prize-winning Scottish artist Douglas Gordon recently displayed the ‘End of Civilisation’ at the Tyne Theatre and ArtAV were there to help. The two screen work features a grand piano burning in the remote Cumbrian countryside. Using two Barco HD8’s ArtAV was able to light up the traditional theatre with this two piece work. The artwork was played back using ArtAV’s custom Hyperdeck Sync Unit and …

Yoshi Wada Sound Ship Upon Tyne 2012

AV Festival 2012

Once again ArtAV provided technical management to the AV Festival in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Middlesbrough which ran for the whole of March 2012. This years theme was “As slow as possible” and included exhibitions from James Benning, John Gerrard, Susan Stenger , Jem Finer and Yoshi Wada and performances from Phill Niblock, Leif Inge, Steven Stapleton and Wishful Thinking …

Samsung Art+ Prize

The Samsung Art+ Prize is the UK’s first ever prize for new media art. A shortlist of 10 emerging and established contemporary artists has been selected by a panel of curators from leading arts organisations for a two-week exhibition at the BFI Southbank. Opening on 18 January 2012, the exhibition included new work as well as pieces that have never …