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04th Feb - 12th Feb


v.01 was an interactive digital audio visual environment created especially for QUAD Gallery.

Masterminded by TechsQUAD artists, working alongside the chromatic architect Aaron Bradbury, v.01 showcased an interactive audio and video installation that could be manipulated by the public.  Via a sculptural control panel visitors were invited to create new compositions that used fully controllable large scale projections and original moving image samples along with a manipulated soundtrack.

Alongside this major interactive installation, audiences could experiment with the Excessive Machine, an interactive installation built by ::CHECKTHISPECKER:: featuring custom built projection screens, original visual material and the music of Nottingham born producer/artist Kirk Spencer.

To accompany the TechsQUAD installations in the gallery, there was a number of interactive audio visual projects by leaders in the field of digital media including works from; Angelo Plessas, a contemporary Greek who creates websites that present interactive audio visual experiences that fuse the iconography of ancient civilizations, surrealist abstractions and modernist references;  Stanza, a British artist who specializes in netart, data sculptures, and networked space whose projects have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum; Han Hoogerbrugge, a Dutch digital artist, illustrator, animator and creator of the extremely popular Modern Living Neurotica series, represented Denmark in the Venice Biennale 2011 and is regarded as one of the pioneers of internet art since the end of the 1990s; Seaquence, an experiment in musical composition that allows you create and combine musical life-forms that result in an organic, dynamic melody; and The Johnny Cash Project, a unique crowd-sourced music video project honoring the legacy of Johnny Cash.

TechsQUAD is a collaboration between Oli Melia, Rob Newman, Aron Brown, Phil Suddaby, Dean Reilly and Steve Eccles


Exhibition events included; Launch and Closing Night events, Live Demonstrations, Circuit Bending Workshop with Nott Hack, plus an Artist Talk by Stanza.

Image Credit: Graham Lucas Commons


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