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 …

ArtAV provide bulletproof HD playback System for BBC Planet Earth Live Tour

ArtAv were approached to produce an easy to use multi channel HD video and audio playback system for the BBC Planet Earth Live. The Planet Earth Live tour was playing 6 dates across North America with Orchestras at each location and would be conducted by composer George Fenton. The tour was touring without technical staff from the UK and this …

Teaching Technically

ArtAV recently returned from HfG, The State College of Design in Karlsruhe. Situated next to ZKM the Center for Art and Media Technology; the establishment is at the forefront of new media art in Germany. Educating the artists of tomorrow with the artists of today. ArtAV were involved in the final exhibition of the Moving Image Now! Class of 2010/2011 assisting the …

Stirring up the Glitterati at Miami Basel

Following the huge success of Isaac Julien’s “Ten Thousand Waves” at the Sydney Bienalle and World Expo in Shanghai ArtAV were asked to install the work again – this time as part of Basel Miami 2010 however for good measure three other Isaac Julien works were added to the line-up – Vagabondia, Baltimore and Paradise Omeros. The venue was to …

Isaac Julien – Ten Thousand Waves – Shanghai

Internationally renowned film-maker and video artist Isaac Julien’s work TEN THOUSAND WAVES, was displayed at the ShangArt Gallery as part of the Shanghai Expo. The work weaves together stories linking China’s ancient past and present, exploring what motivates people to make often perilous movements to seek new opportunities in a global society. To show Isaac’s work in its full beauty, …

ArtAV brings Energy to AV Festival 2010

AV Festival is a leading international Festival of contemporary art, music and film. A biennial event, the Festival is thematically curated to engage audiences with current ideas across art, society and technology. The theme of the festival was Energy, this years exhibitions included work from Aura Satz, Rhodri Davies, Charlemagne Palestine, Artificiel and Will Scrimshaw. Performances included Iain Forsyth and …

Moving Media for Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1909

ArtAV has supplied a state of the art media server for Wayne McGregor’s ‘Dyad 1909’. The system is based on Qlab software running on a super fast SSD fuelled MacPro. Running custom plugins developed in-house, the system perfectly synchronises three screens of video with multiple tracks of studio quality audio. Here’s some info behind the performance…  Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (1872-1929) …

ArtAV instrumental in New Philharmonia Orchestra Project

For the first time ever, members of the public can experience the excitement of performing ‘inside’ one of the world’s great orchestras thanks to a new installation that open at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf on London’s South Bank. Set over 4 stories,  the atmospheric warehouse space of Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf hosts Re-Rite:Be the Orchestra which presents different sections of …