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Aether & Hemera @4bid Gallery, Amsterdam
posted on 13/12/2014 20:34:27 by Hemera

ViaHenri and Gallery Vriend van Bavink present "WHAT LIVES IN THE LIGHT" exhibition, from December 11, 2014 to January 4, 2015 in ViaHenri Henri Polaklaan 13, Amsterdam and 4bid Gallery @ OT301 Overtoom 301, Amsterdam.

Participating artists: Ralf Westerhof, William Besselink, Eelco Brand, Thijs Ebbe Fokkens, Aisha Zeijpveld and Aether & Hemera.

 

On the Wings of Freedom @ Wertheimpark, Amsterdam
posted on 03/12/2014 13:41:26 by Hemera

For the Amsterdam Light Festival, Aether & Hemera studio, has created an interactive installation at Wertheimpark. ‘On the Wings of Freedom’ is a radiant cloud of butterflies, hundreds of which hover above the ground in continuous, upward flight.

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Aether & Hemera @ Enlighten 2015
posted on 01/12/2014 14:17:18 by Hemera

Aether & Hemera have been invited to present their work in Canberra in occasion of Enlighten 2015, from February the 27th to March the 7th. More info soon. 

Aether & Hemera @ Amsterdam Light Festival
posted on 02/10/2014 10:15:36 by Hemera

We are delighted that Aether & Hemera's new work ' On the wings of freedom' has been selected for Amsterdam Light Festival 2014-2015 among more than 200 submission. The members of the judging panel were Jennifer Keesmaat | Chief Planner of the City of Toronto, Marloes Krijnen | Director of Foam, the photo museum in Amsterdam, Cyril Zammit | Director of Design Days Dubai, Sarah Douglas | Creative Director of Wallpaper Magazine and Rogier van der Heide | Artistic Director of the Amsterdam Light Festival.

 

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Sex work, liminality corporeality and light
posted on 18/09/2014 13:52:41 by Hemera

‪‎Leverhulme‬ Trust artist in residence bid submitted with Dr Mary Laing on sex work, liminality corporeality and light ... wish us luck!!

Aether & Hemera@ the Sonoran Desert
posted on 08/08/2014 17:58:29 by Hemera

Aether & Hemera initial ideas for a Public Art Installation inspired by the Sonoran Desert can be seen on Aether & Hemera’s Prezi page: http://prezi.com/lbg3zmk21hg-/constellations-by-aether-hemera/

Presented in July 2013 to SPA - Aether & Hemera © 2013-14 - All right reserved

Aether & Hemera Portfolio on ISSUU
posted on 24/07/2014 11:51:21 by Hemera

Aether & Hemera,s Portfolio can be seen now on Issuu... enjoy!

Aether & Hemera@Nomadic Salon Symposium
posted on 19/06/2014 13:58:11 by Hemera

The Nomadic Salon Symposium: a day of informal presentations and open, critical discussions for research staff,students and creative professionals undertaking practice-led research in the UK.

Aether&Hemera wil present one of their creative design pieces, Wednesday 25th June, 2014 from 9.30am to 4.00pm @ National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Voyage@Noche Blanca
posted on 19/05/2014 11:57:28 by Hemera

We are excited that our installation Voyage will be display on Bilbao's river during the Noche Blanca Event this June. More information here and some pics below

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Aether & Hemera join the scheme 'Northumbria Graduates into Business'
posted on 26/03/2014 12:16:46 by Hemera

Aether & Hemera took part to the 'Northumbria Graduates into Business' scheme and enjoyed working with recent graduate Jonny.

IALD Design Palooza Presents Aether & Hemera
posted on 27/01/2014 15:16:54 by Hemera

Acdc invited Aether & Hemera to the London Studio on the 20th February for the first IALD Design Palooza of 2014.

For more information click here

Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light
posted on 28/09/2013 00:48:10 by Hemera

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.

At Aether & Hemera, we are interested in Xdesign for contemporary city , focusing not only on the traditional 'hard' infrastructures of buildings and engineering, but also the 'softer' infrastructures of social networks and human interactions.

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Fluidity@Northern Design Festival 2013
posted on 30/07/2013 21:35:59 by Hemera

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. 

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Aether & Hemera @ ICCC Sydney
posted on 28/05/2013 12:05:32 by Hemera

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.

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Aether & Hemera @VIVID Sydney
posted on 14/04/2013 16:27:33 by Hemera

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!

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ArtsIt 2013 @ Hangar Bicocca, Milan
posted on 06/02/2013 22:45:29 by Hemera

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.

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Aether and Hemera @ Kinetica Art Fair 2013, London
posted on 14/01/2013 19:52:09 by Hemera

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 

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100 Contemporary Artists @ Aesthetica Anthology 2013
posted on 22/12/2012 01:16:16 by Hemera

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.

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Voyage, a journey into imagination
posted on 19/12/2012 13:15:12 by Hemera

Interactive Installation at Canary WharfVoyageThe 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.

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Shimmer Digital Arts Festival in Whitley Bay
posted on 31/10/2012 14:24:53 by Hemera

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

Illuminating Contemporary Dance
posted on 09/10/2012 19:02:38 by Hemera

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.

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Database of climate-change-related artwork
posted on 13/09/2012 12:53:25 by Hemera

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.

Growing Forest @ Blinc Digital Arts Festival 2012, Wales
posted on 21/08/2012 16:31:13 by Hemera

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.

Culture Cloud Exhibition
posted on 18/07/2012 23:22:40 by Hemera

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/

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Common Cathode Led
posted on 14/07/2012 19:56:38 by Aether

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.

 

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Artificial Intelligence to create an Interactive Art Installation
posted on 19/06/2012 14:17:47 by Hemera

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.

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CULTURE CLOUD
posted on 06/06/2012 19:50:36 by Hemera

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

Derby Tunnel Vision
posted on 31/05/2012 17:00:49 by Hemera

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.

Joining forces with Peugeot
posted on 01/04/2012 16:39:22 by Aether

Dear All,

we are pleased to take the occasion os such a great day to unveil the follow-up of our Mood Chair project.

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.

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TippingPoint
posted on 08/03/2012 16:33:58 by Hemera
What are the challenges for artists in response to the rapidly changing climate in a society where the level of consumerism is not sustainable? 
And how will people change their way of living because of the influence of art?
Thanks to a TippingPoint bursary I’ve been able to attend an intense 3 day gatherings and precipitate to a constructive dialogue between artists, scientists and others close to the heart of this issue – with the objective of starting initiatives of all types that can play their part in bringing about these shifts.
TippingPoint’s guiding principles are simple: through their creative work and through collaborations with scientists, artists can play a vital role in exploring and pointing the way towards the cultural, societal and behavioural shifts needed in a world subject to a rapidly changing climate.
Durham Brass Festival 2012
posted on 15/02/2012 16:38:40 by Hemera

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.

For further information: BRASS: DURHAM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2012 

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Being Open
posted on 05/01/2012 17:52:50 by Aether

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.

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Two Tunnels Greenway - Bath
posted on 21/12/2011 19:55:34 by Hemera

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.

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Bert Williams Leisure Centre
posted on 21/12/2011 19:26:44 by Hemera

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.

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My Place in the World
posted on 26/03/2011 16:27:00 by Hemera

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.

aether & hemera - roker by night

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The Colour of Phi
posted on 16/03/2011 14:48:03 by Hemera

"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.  

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The colour of Phi
posted on 02/03/2011 12:50:49 by Hemera

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Joseph Swan's light bulb legacy
posted on 27/01/2011 22:56:44 by Hemera

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.

Arduino multi purpose server
posted on 13/12/2010 01:37:56 by Aether

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.

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Christmas Present Design Exhibition @Shipley Art Gallery
posted on 12/12/2010 20:31:57 by Hemera
Christmas Present, the Shipley Art Gallery's annual selling  exhibition, returns this year featuring an impressive range of North East designers; a great opportunity to buy limited editions and original items as our Heart_Bit Lamp!
The exhibition opens on the evening of 18th November and runs until 9th January.

The Shed @ The Shipley Lates
posted on 12/12/2010 20:05:06 by Hemera

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.

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Growing Forest at the Shed
posted on 24/10/2010 18:52:30 by Hemera

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 

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100% Design London
posted on 24/10/2010 18:38:17 by Hemera

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

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Thanks for all your contributions!
posted on 08/10/2010 11:15:26 by Hemera
Workshop: Algorithmic interaction for everyone
posted on 20/09/2010 12:21:06 by Hemera


23 October, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
The Shed, 348-354 High Street, Gateshead

The course will be a relaxed project-focused introduction to programming for  interactive art and design.  We will spend a three hours session on understanding the many alternative platforms available (including Processing, Arduino, C/C++ and higher level as C#) and giving you the tools to find your way around their pros and cons. 

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Growing Forest
posted on 20/09/2010 11:33:34 by Hemera

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.

ARTISTS JOIN CAMPAIGN AGAINST FUNDING CUTS
posted on 11/09/2010 13:04:24 by Hemera
Please visit the Save the Arts website and to sign the online petition: www.savethearts.org.uk

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Blyth and Bedlington get arty
posted on 21/06/2010 13:50:49 by Hemera

The red art tricycle is in Blyth Sports Centre in Bolam Park until the 4th of July
More info on Sustrans' website  

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Stories at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
posted on 29/05/2010 18:04:36 by Hemera

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

   

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The tricycle feedback routes
posted on 17/05/2010 22:08:03 by Hemera

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.

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The Late Show
posted on 17/05/2010 18:36:36 by Hemera

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.

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Audio Video Interaction
posted on 15/05/2010 19:47:36 by Hemera

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.

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Art Strategy for two new cycle routes - Connect2
posted on 02/05/2010 17:17:12 by Hemera

We are very excited that Aether & Hemera have been selected for the Connect2 Residency; we are deeply interested in Sustrans's themes such as responsible travel and we believe that everyone can make a difference !

We recognize that art has an ability to reflect and potentially influence our actions, challenging our awareness; in this context we believe it has a role to play in promoting responsible behaviours.

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