Aether & Hemera's installation Voyage 'is sailing' to Arizona for taking part to the inspiring Canal Convergence event which animates the Scottsdale Waterfront from early November.
We share the same motto with Scottsdale Public Art : Live the art. Love the place.
The mission of Scottsdale Public Art is to serve as a leader in defining art in the public realm through creative place-making, signature cultural events, exhibitions, and installations — contributing to the community’s creative, cultural, and economic vitality.
We are very excited that Aether & Hemera has taken part in the Northern Design Festival 10 - 20 October 2013, with a new project called 'Fluidity'. Dr. Hilton's talk 'Can we change our mind about gender' has complemented this project. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
This project results from the collaboration between Aether & Hemera and Dr. Kevin Hilton, Reader in Designing for Transformational Experiences, Northumbria University. Dr. Hilton is researching into gender diversity and inclusion, with the aim of using design to help people accept and understand humankind’s diversity of gender experiences and needs.
Computational creativity is the study and simulation, by computational means, of behaviour, natural and artificial, which would, if observed in humans, be deemed creative. The Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity will be held June 12 – 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia and will exhibit Aether & Hemera art installation during an interactive show and tell showcase. Proceedings here.
We are very excited that our Light and Sound Installation has been selected to be part of Sydney Vivid Festival this year. June 2013 will be an exciting time for Sydney, as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013) will run from the 7th to 16th, as well as the International Conference on Creativity and Cognition from the 17th to the 20th of June 2013 and the International Conference on Computational Creativity has been announced for the dates 12-14 June, 2013. It will be a very inspiring time for us!
Aether & Hemera have been selected for ArtsIt 2013 to show an interactive light and sound piece at the Hangar Bicocca in Milan, 21-23 March 2013; the exhibition aims at presenting innovative and cutting-edge artworks, performances and shows that exploit ICT technologies. Keynote presentation: Andrea Lissoni.
A video of our talk can be seen here.
Aether and Hemera will take part at this year Kinetica Art Fair with a sensory light installation; the event will be in London from February 28th to March 3rd 2013 and more information are available on Kinetica website; The 2013 catalogue is available here
We’re delighted that we have been selected for Aesthetica Art Prize longlist and our piece, The Colour of Phi, has been seected to be published in Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology this March; given the sheer number of works entered - there were over 3,000 works entered! - this is an incredible achievement.
Interactive Installation at Canary WharfThe etymon of the word ‘voyage’ comes from Latin ’viāticum’, which means ’provision for travelling’; the inspiration of this artwork is to allow people to travel and sail with absolute freedom to all the places we care to imagine. Paper boats bring us in voyages through childhood memories, wishes and imaginings. Paper boats’ on the water invite everyone to make a transition from reality to imagination, reliving childhood memories and embracing our freedom. Creating an unexpected and unusual addition to the landscape, ‘Voyage’ inspires the viewers to think creatively about the spaces around them; the dynamic coloured light scenarios of the artwork invite the viewer to make a smooth transition between reality and daydream.
Aether & Hemera have been selected to present an innovative artwork for Shimmer digital arts. The North Tyneside seafront will be bathed in waves of light when the festival makes a spectacular return to Whitley Bay during the weekend of November 3rd and 4th.
More information on the Guardian webpage
A great Contemporary Dance Work exploring our inner spirituality at St. Dominic's Priory Church on Saturday the 13/10. Lights - designed by Aether and Hemera - will convey both an absence of darkness and a quality that will help us to see and understand. More info about the event here.
TippingPoint organisation has just launched of a new tool on their website - a database of climate-change-related artwork. It could be a valuable tool for many people: artists, producers, researchers, in fact anyone interested in learning about and developing insights into the ever-increasing range of work that is being produced on the subject. Our work with Sustrains has been featured in it: here the link.
Aether & Hemera interactive video-projection has been selected for blinc Digital, the Wales’ largest Contemporary Digital Arts Festival showcasing work by a broad spectrum of artists from all over the world.
This year’s blinc is dedicated to Alan Turing. A selection of artists are creating site-specific work to run alongside the Alan Turing Centenary celebrations. Highlights included Bedwyr Williams Boat Tour, Ludic Rooms on the castle, Helen Booth’s hypnotic installation and Aether and Hemera interactive piece.
The BBC Space is also covering the commissions online. 27th & 28th of October 2012.
Curated by Craig Morrison and Joel Cockrilll.
Gloria photo of Aether & Hemera artwork 'The colour of Phi' has been selected for the Culture Cloud Exhibition. A success to be in the 40 works from over 900 submissions that will be presented between 26th July and 24th August at New Art Exchange, Nottingham. For more info: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/blog/new-art-exchange-launches-culture-cloud/
If you happen to have a few RGB LED strips around and you play with electronics you are probably tempted to hook them to your arduino (or other preferred microcontroller) and paint your favourite corner of the house with beautiful colours.
This work aims at investigating the relationship between creation and fruition of art, in works that show intelligent responsiveness to viewer input. Which is your brass voice? is an interactive installation in which the audience members are partners in constructing meanings and producing contents. Using artificial intelligence tecniques, the artwork analyses the individual nuances of people’s voices and creates a new music composition in real time on the base of its vast musical knowledge.
Users’ voice is transformed into sound and coloured lights for exploring rich aesthetic interactions.
Keywords: computational creativity, intelligent systems, software art, digital media, artificial intelligence, interactive installation, installation art, embedded electronics, public engagement, open work, audience experience, interdisciplinary collaboration, co-creation.
New Art Exchange’s curators from over 900 submissions have selected ‘The colour of Phi’ artistic picture and the final 40 artworks were selected via a public vote. More information an the Aestetica's blog and
Aether & Hemera have been shortlisted for the “Tunnel Vision” project in Derby and they designed the 'Magic Green Garden' for the main Tunnel.
Inspire by the beautiful landscape around this manmade infrastructure, the idea is to cover with grass the tunnel’s surfaces appearing to be seamless extensions of the surrounding green areas and bringing the natural environment in the underpass. Thanks to the addition of glimmering light embedded in the grass this tunnel will be transformed into an enchanted green passage.
Aether & Hemera have joined forces with Peugeot to push the boundaries of reactive emotional environments. For more information have a look directly at Peugeot's official Announcement: the first car to change colour with your emotions.
Aether & Hemera have been selected to participate in Durham Brass:2012 Festival. Which is your brass voice? Interactive light and sound installation, was chosen from a highly competitive listings of more than 40 artists for the festival which will focus attention on the creative exploration of Brass culture and music in Durham.
BRASS: DURHAM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2012 will takes place from 6 - 22 July 2012.
At Aether & Hemera we take pride in engaging with communities that host our artworks.
With this post we are announcing the foundation of an even more open approach to sharing our development with the wider world.
We've set up an account on GitHub where we will be publishing software and hardware details of general purpose components that everybody could use for their projects.
We have been invited and shortlisted to develop a preliminary proposal for a special lighting installation in Combe Down Tunnel, as part of Sustrans' Two Tunnels Greenway - A walking and cycling path between Bath and Midford.
Here our response for creating an immersive and interactive environment, using LEDs lights to evoke an atmospheric sensation.
We developed this proposal after being shortlisted for designing an installation for pedestrian area outside of Bert William Leisure Centre.
Using a custom designed control system, motion sensors and LED lights, we will detect peoples movements and will translate it in changing colour sequences and patterns, encouraging close encounters. Peoples movement influences the art as the art simultaneously encourages and inspires them to move.
A giant sphere made up of glowing globes located in the performance space at Holey Rock Corner for Roker by Night event in Sunderland. 24 - 26 March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm. 'My Place in the World' enthuses viewers to think about progress, transformation of places and local identity versus international perspective.
"The Colour of Phi", a specially commissioned artwork using electro-luminescent wire by the artists Aether and Hemera will be on show at the DLI/Durham Art Gallery until 2 May 2011.
"The Colour of Phi" is supported by arts Council of England North East and is showing alongside an exhibition marking the 10thanniversary of the death of artist/curator Nerys Johnson at the DLI Museum/Durham Art Gallery from 19 March until 2 May. Alan Sykes
3 February 1879: the Sunderland-born Joseph Swan invented the first practical light bulb, whose developments would result in the widespread use of electric light throughout the world. it's going to be 133 years in a few days.
Newcastle was one of the first towns to be lit with electricity, Cragside in Northumberland one of the first houses to be lit and a light bulb factory at Benwell was the first in the world; there a post on the BBC about it.
UPDATE 28 March 2012 - Better opened to the world.
We've recently redesigned the site and removed the download from the old url. The latest version will soon be posted to GitHub.
UPDATE 15 Jan 2011 - Version 2 is available.
we've been working to extend a DHCP/Web server that Folderol has made available at this link.
The Shed at The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead. This week we piloted a project which takes the physical shed out of The Shed and into other cultural venues. The pilot ran at the recent Shipley Lates at Shipley Art Gallery in November, with the view to extend this to other cultural spaces in 2011.
After several months of research we installed our interactive video this Friday as part of the Design Event and the Shed Open Studio, here some pics of the event
This week we exhibited the Mood Chair and the Heart-Bit lamp at 100% Design on the Design Event Stand in the 100% Futures section, from 23-26 September on Stand G100 at Earls Court. We exhibited along with other North East Designers, for instance behind our chair you can see the beautiful wallpaper of Kate Usher
23 October, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
The Shed, 348-354 High Street, Gateshead
22-31 October - The Shed, 348-354 High Street, Gateshead;
Opening: 22 October, 6pm – 10pm
Aether & Hemera's projection visualizes and reflects the growing state of the social relations and conversations in the Shed space. Each conversation is represented by a shrub, growing in real-time while individuals chat with one another; these will change in a shape, size and hue depending on the duration and volume of the conversation as perceived by different sensors and microphone.
By the end of the exhibition the whole series of conversations will have generated an intricate and colourful forest still evolving as new spectators and guests interact in front of it. Not only will the Growing Forest be developed by dialogues, but by displaying a representation of conversations to the audience, will provide new items to discuss, resulting in a convoluted self-generating loop. The Growing Forest represents a narrative visualization of all discussions’ history.
The red art tricycle is in Blyth Sports Centre in Bolam Park until the 4th of July
More info on Sustrans' website
Enter a magical world of storytelling and discover work inspired by childhood memories, fictional stories and fairy tales. Through paintings, drawings, sculptures and collage, the gallery space will be transformed into an enchanted, playful and mysterious land; more info on Wolverhampton Art Gallery website.
Curator: Helen Oliver
Dave Stephens Centre in Blyth is hosting the Red Tricycle untill the 20th of June. Please post your feedback cards in the Tricycle's mail box!
Please find the routes where you can find the feedback postcards in the rest of the entry.
Claudio and I run a free workshop during The Late Show: the workshop was a successful introduction of Arduino foundation for kids and adults where participants have learnt to create their artworks with Arduino from scratch as well as having an excellent introduction to new media art.
The next step in our creative journey as lighting artists is the use of new technology to develop interactive digital artwork and last week we've begun a new exciting project involving the use of digital technologies in the production of a new artwork scheduled for this autumn, thanks to an Arts Council Grant for the Arts.