We can proudly say we have worked with some world-class artists, covering a wide spectrum of art forms, spanning from contemporary music to visual arts, and we have also facilitated collaborations between these genres. We believe in developing artists' careers through innovative solutions and hard work.
Felix is an artist who creates music using audio-visual sculptures designed and constructed by him personally. The project Felix's Machines was originally built as an acoustic set of machines intended for gallery exhibitions, installations and intimate performances.
Paul Friedlander is a scientific artist and a light sculptor with a degree in physics and maths from Sussex University. His works use persistence of vision, a property of how light is perceived combined with movement to create a three dimensional kinetic body of light in sculptural form that is both beautiful and interactive. Internationally exhibited at art and science museums and festivals.
Yiannis Kranidiotis is new media artist and musician whose work explores the inseparable relationship between science and art, using mainly light and sound and by creating spaces and experiences where both coexist and interact. This requires a cross-disciplinary work with sound, visual arts, coding, electronics and physics.
Halldór Eldjárn is an Icelandic drummer/musician/programmer. His live show consists of live performing robotic instruments which he has built. Halldór's other projects are most notably the electro dance band SYKUR, which he founded in 2008.
Elin Melberg works with contrasts, through painting, sculpture, and public space artwork in both big, maximalist installations and more downplayed works. She creates work using different material, and has a great curiosity of nature.
The Collective Collaborations Project brings together three artist led organisations from across the UK in a peer-learning network focused on developing public-realm installations.
Owl Project have been making inspiring artwork at the edge of craft, music performance and science for over 15 years. They are a collaborative group of artists consisting of Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and Steve Symons. They work with wood and electronics to fuse sculpture and sound art, creating music making machines, interfaces and objects which intermix pre-steam and digital technologies.
NOISE Orchestra are sound artists Vicky Clarke and David Birchall. Their practice operates at the intersection of art, experimental music and technology and manifests in performances, DIY instrument making, workshops and installations; all inspired by the photo-phonic principles of synthesizing sound from light.
RaumZeitPiraten (Tobias Daemgen, Jan Ehlen, Moritz Ellerich) are a space and time bending artists collective. Since 2007 they are misusing and remixing ancient and up-to-date auditive and visual technologies for heterogeneous, organically improvised light and sound architectures.
Seb Lee-Delisle is a digital artist and speaker who specialises in large scale interactive light installations. His work is a celebration of technology that encourages interaction and playfulness from the public. Drawing on his previous experience as a game programmer, he works with electronics, lasers and high power projectors to bring his artworks to life.
Pinquins is a percussion trio based in Oslo, Norway. The trio was established in 2008, and the current members are Sigrun Rogstad Gomnæs, Johanne Byhring and Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen. Pinquins has produced and presented a number of concerts and tours in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, England, Wales, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Iceland and Australia.
Danish composer and artist with a master degree in electronic composition from the Danish Institute of Electronic Music (DIEM) at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. In 2013 Alex spent a semester at Computer Music Center and the School of Arts at Columbia University, New York City. He has collaborated in a wide variety of projects, from building mechanical props for the underwater concert AquaSonic, to scoring orchestral electronic music for theatre, and short films.
Gulbrandsen work includes solo/chamber music, music for orchestra and theatre, electro-acoustic music and installations. His work often combine performance, installations and scenery. He always work in close collaboration with his musicians to develop his compositions and in recent years has been focusing on the possibilities in co-creation with either the musicians, the audience, or both.
Hannah Ayre is a participatory artist working with audiences where the boundaries between art, craft, performance & collaboration are blurred. Works range from small craft items to large scale outdoor sculpture, performance and events. Her aim is to have minimal environmental impact through the creative process and to engage the public. Her projects often take place in unconventional settings, by taking the work out of the gallery removing some of the barriers to participation. She has extensive experience of engaging audiences of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Kathy Hindes artwork and music grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audio visual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. She performs with adapted and self-made instruments has created works that combine kinetic sculpture and musical automata in addition to a number of online soundmaps. She often uses open scores, graphic scores and chance procedures to create a framework from which the artwork can emerge.
Double Take Projections Ltd is an innovative Scottish design consultancy specialising in creating immersive visual experiences using a technique called Projection Mapping. They are a bespoke company, creating unique one-off spectacles. They are able to radically alter the character of an environment or object by projecting from different angles onto a variety of surfaces.
Often architectural in scale, Ulf’s work transforms the act of looking into a physical experience. Those who have visited venues that he has worked with, frequently find themselves immersed in a sensational play of light and colour, as almost through a kind of light-based alchemy, the space metamorphoses into something unique and magical. Ulf is also involved with the ground-breaking event called Power Plant; a collective of 5 artists who set up light & sound-based interventions in botanical gardens. They have recently returned from Arts Festivals in Sydney, Hong Kong and Hobart with future plans to present events in San Francisco, Wellington, Shanghai & Kunming.
Elisa is a Light and Text Artist using installation to address themes of transience, the nature of happiness and hope. She has exhibited in the UK, France, Montenegro and the Faroe Islands; receiving international press as far as Mexico in the country’s second-largest newspaper, Excelsior. Awarded Curator Choice for Fine Art at NOISE Festival 2014, she was selected from over 5,000 entries by Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy. Her winning entry, ‘Sun Scroll’ was exhibited at the Buy Art Fair in Manchester, the Tetley in Leeds and at Better Bankside and on London’s Southbank.
Hanni is a Faroese artist who attended art school in Kokkola in Finland. He has held exhibitions in the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Finland, Germany and has featured in Biennial shows in the United Kingdom. Originally a painter he has been compared to the Italian Arte Povera artists by using found materials close at hand. Bjartalíð recycles his canvases to such an extent that they are almost always heavy with paint, even the small paintings. The majority of his work now takes the form of 3d sculptures created from found materials. Just as with his paintings Bjartalíð recycles his sculptural objects often reusing parts from works shown in exhibitions to create new, larger works.
Carlos Bernal is an audio-visual artist, graphic designer and Art Director based in Manchester. He’s works is focused on projections of light in space and it’s influence on our perception generating installations and site specific light sculptures. As he’s work evolved, he began to play with structures through the physics of how light can be used to manipulate perceived reality creating site specific architectural projection installation, performances and temporary-permanent installations. he collaborates with artists in a huge range of artistic expressions like dance representations and theatrical performances which allows him to present a creative process each time in different ways.
Andrew is an artist, photographer and film-maker based in Manchester,UK. He is interested in the history and stories of locations. Getting lost amongst and within the buildings, cityscapes and landscapes, he archives the forgotten spaces in order to tell the tales of these sites.
SOLA is a professional photographer and light artist who straddles the hinterland between fine art and street art, working on projects that range from community and arts projects (Lightfest Birmingham, Enlighten Bury, City of Colours) to worldwide advertising campaigns including Harvey Nichols and Nike.
Jenny wants to share the moment of discovery, the moment of wonder when someone discovers a little bit more about the world than they knew before. She creates experiences so that people can have moments of discovery in a hands on way. Jenny works on science communication, heritage and arts projects. She aims to show people the beauty of the natural world around them, one they might not see for themselves. She takes inspiration from colour, light, geometry and the natural world - and wants her creations to be beautiful and interactive.
Yan Tan Tethera is storyteller Oliver Bishop. He believes in using this power to strengthen both children's and adult's understanding of their heritage, their environment, and their own capacity for imagination and creativity. This is achieved through the three core Yan Tan Tethera services - storymaking and sharing workshops, storytelling performances, and environmental interpretation
Composer Halldór Smárason has worked with many renowned artists, including Ensemble intercontemporain, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Psappha, TAK, Oslo Sinfonietta, MSM Symphony, Decoda, Reykjavík’s Trio, Duo Harpverk and Elektra Ensemble. Halldór received the Manhattan Prize and has participated at the Ung Nordisk Musik 2013-2016, Nordic Cool in 2013, Sonic in 2014.. In 2015 he received an internship grant to work with Beat Furrer in Vienna and Graz.
Adelle Stripe has published three collections of poetry and her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Times, The Stool Pigeon and Morning Star. In 2012 Dark Corners of the Land was named Poetry Book of the Year at the 3:AM Awards and was also a Scotsman Book of the Year. She teaches Creative Writing at MMU’s Manchester Writing School and was included in the Read Women 2014 list.
Specialising in socially-engaged creative photography with a satirical edge and a distinct Northern voice, Mark Page has been a practising artist for fourteen years since gaining a BA Fine Art & Documentary Photography from Liverpool John Moores in 2001.
Jez Dolan has arrived at his current studio-based practice following over twenty years working in socially-engaged arts with a wide range of cultural organisations throughout Britain and Europe.
Jobina Tinnemans is a contemporary composer working in crossover disciplines of electronics, classical music and contemporary art. Incorporating analogue and digital, lo-fi and high-end techniques as well as non-musicians and ancient crafts. She was selected out of more than 600 submissions to compose contemporary classical composition with electronics for the 2013 edition of the MATA festival in New York.
South Iceland Chamber Choir was founded in 1997 and is well known for its versatile repertoire ranging from jazz and pop music to compositions reflecting the newest trends in contemporary music. The choir has collaborated with and premièred works by many outstanding composers, whose musical backgrounds and works range from pop and rock to classical. These include Sir John Tavener, Jack White, Emil Råberg, Eyvind Gulbrandsen, Bára Grímsdóttir and Kjartan Sveinsson from SigurRos.
Jen Lewin is an internationally renowned light and interactive sculptor whose studio is located in Boulder, Colorado. Over the last 15 years, Lewin has honed her highly technical medium to fabricate large-scale interactive sculptures that combine light, sound and motion to encourage community interaction. From responsive sound and light forms that incorporate dance, to woven fibre video curtains that reflect movement, to giant robotic moths that flutter in response to human touch, Lewin’s use of technology as a medium challenges popular conceptions of new media works and their limitations. Focusing on pieces made for public use, she thinks beyond a traditional art exhibition to create an experience that brings vibrancy to neighbourhoods, parks and public spaces.
In 2005 Antonin Fourneau received an Art Diploma from Aix-en-Provence Art School, followed in 2007 by a post Diploma in Interactive Art in the Design School of EnsAD Paris. Since his graduation, Antonin has been focused on interactive art and popular culture. He created a collaborative project about innovation and a new form of funfair named Eniarof. Most of his research focuses on creative interactions in large groups of people. In 2012 he created the famous piece Watertight Graffiti which received a lot of congratulations and still exhibited around the world today. He is currently professor in new media design in EnsAD where he leads the research group GoD|Art .
Although born in Bristol in 1965, Jim Buchanan spent most of his formative years on the Donegal coast of Ireland. His childhood play space was defined by how far he could walk or run, and then return home, in a day. This freedom of movement across wild landscape, dotted with pre-Christian archaeological spaces infuses his current work, and that of his major past-time, running. Jim has being based in Dumfriesshire for over twenty years, setting his studio practise within a rural landscape backdrop, with a maritime light quality. Jim Buchanan is author of “Labyrinths for the Spirit” published by Gaia in 2007.
Jacob Tekiela is a graphic artist, photographer and teacher, exploring the field between traditional visual art and generative computer art for more than 2 decades. He has been working with video projections and motion graphics for film, music videos, TV and various stage, cabaret and theatre work and has exhibited photographic art at several galleries in Denmark. He has taught at numerous art and design schools in Denmark, Poland and Sweden, including the National Danish Film School, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and was a cofounding member of the pioneering new media school “Space Invaders” in Aarhus, DK.
Stand + Stare is the artistic collaboration of brother and sister, Barney Heywood and Lucy Telling. They create interactive exhibitions and installations with a narrative focus for a range of settings including festivals, theatres and museums. Their work often uses documentary and archival material, but, with roots in theatre, they are not afraid to stray into fiction. They tend to focus on tangible, real things, such objects you can interact with or books you flick through. These are enhanced through the use of digital technology, which allows greater depth to the experiences they create.
Impossible is an innovative participatory and digital arts organisation that work to intrigue and involve a wide range of people. Combining a well-developed understanding of audience interaction alongside cutting-edge technology they develop highly rewarding experiences to a wide range of audiences. They produce creative projects that fuse innovation with involvement and have expertise in making installation, digital and live arts events. They work in a wide range of locations with projects that can range from large-scale visual poetry to intriguing participatory activities.
pa–BOOM is a company of artists, sculptors, designers and technicians creating and producing work, shows and projects using the medium of sculpture and theatre animated by fire, light and pyrotechnics to engage, excite and enthrall audiences.
Light Collective consists of Martin Lupton and Sharon Stammers. They have years of experience as architectural lighting designers and in recent years have undertaken many projects that have their roots in community engagement. They have organised Guerrilla Lighting events and participatory installations all over the world engaging diverse communities (from families in Finland to students in Goa...) as part of lighting festivals or as educational events and have vast experience in teaching about light, involving participants and creating innovative and exceptional quality lighting projects and installations.