UPCOMING & RECENT
alt.barbican exhibition, MUTEK, Montreal, CA. 22nd-27th August
alt.barbican discussion with Milieux, MUTEK, Montreal, CA, 23rd August 2017
alt.barbican, Barbican & The Trampery, London, UK. May - October 2017
Pattern Recognition Exhibition, Vector Festival, InterAccess, Toronto, CA. 14th July - 12th August 2017
Virtual & Augmented Reality R&D funded by Collusion, Cambridge. February 2017 onwards
Pattern Recognition, Vector Festival, InterAccess, Toronto, CA
I am delighted to announce I will be exhibiting at Vector Festival in their flagship exhibition!
InterAccess, Toronto, CA. 14th July - 12 August 2017
Ben Bogart, Henry Driver, Samantha Fickel, Molleindustria, and Jordan Shaw
This year, Vector's flagship exhibition explores the mediation of human perception through algorithms and
machines. It features new works by artists based in Canada, the US, and the UK, including Virtual Reality pieces,
video installations, interactive sculptures, and digital environments. Together, the works shown raise questions
such as: What might it mean to see ‘like’ a machine? Do LED screens have optical nerves? What kind of vision
emerges when artists attempt 'close readings' of software code? How do artificial intelligences perceive their
surroundings, and how do they make sense of narratives about AI? Is the social and political meaning of images
lost when such images are simulated and commodified? As in previous years, the exhibition showcases both
emerging and established artists, and brings into dialogue an exciting mix of creative perspectives that
experiment with new and established digital technologies.
PATTERN RECOGNITION: FIVE YEARS OF VECTOR
NOW CELEBRATING ITS FIFTH YEAR, VECTOR FESTIVAL SHOWCASES EMERGENT, CRITICAL, AND
EXPERIMENTAL NEW MEDIA ART. THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP FEATURES OVER 27 LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL
ARTISTS SHOWCASED IN PANELS, PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS, AND WORKSHOPS THAT WILL TAKE
PLACE AT SITES ACROSS TORONTO INCLUDING ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE, ELECTRIC PERFUME, BLACK
CAT ARTSPACE, CELEBRATION SQUARE MISSISSAUGA, LOOP HOLE GALLERY, AND INTERACCESS.
Tickets for events, screenings, performances and workshops
I am delighted to announce that I have been selected for alt.barbican!
"We can now announce the inaugural cohort of five artists selected for alt.barbican, the major new accelerator for
innovative artists working at the intersection of art and technology in partnership with The Trampery.
Over 230 practitioners applied to the programme and the selected artists, Dries Depoorter, Henry Driver, Jasmine
Johnson, Ling Tan and Magz Hall were all asked to respond to the theme of ‘the subversion of reality’ with proposals
for a broad range of projects including mobile apps, projection mapping, voice manipulation and wearable technology;
exploring subjects as diverse as privacy and surveillance, body image, representations of gender and globalisation.
Delivered in partnership with MUTEK, the British Council, and the National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio,
alt.barbican is a response to an increasingly fluid creative landscape. As new technologies open up previously
unimagined expressive possibilities, alt.barbican’s six-month programme presents a new model of artistic support,
drawing from entrepreneurial startup culture, to help emerging artists develop their careers." Barbican
To find out more check out Barbican's press release or FAD Magazine's coverage.
Splintered Binary, Gossamer Fog, London. Open till 30th April
Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of Splintered Binary, the exhibition will be open until the 30th April.
Featuring two works of mine: Second Skin (2016) and Mimic (2017) a new piece developed from my recent residency
with Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts & Norwich University of the Arts at St.Marys' Factory.
Come check it out, great selection of artists on show!
Anne de Boer / Elliot Dodd / Henry Driver / Gibson/Martelli / Will Kendrick / Charley Peters / Caspar Sawyer
Art and Technology: an artist’s journey (Collusion R&D Article)
Check out this great article by Pete Naughton, covering the beginning of my journey conducting R&D into
critical/innovative uses of VR and AR with Collusion. So far I have been exploring experimental video game
design and animation, in preparation, for further development with VR and Microsoft Hololens (Augmented reality).
Splintered Binary, Gossamer Fog, London
I am delighted to say I will be showing works as part of the upcoming exhibition Splintered Binary, at Gossamer
Fog, Deptford, London. The show will be on from the 31st of March till the 30th April 2017.
Virtual & Augmented Reality R&D funded by Collusion
I am delighted to announce that I will be conducting research and development into innovative and critical uses
of virtual and augmented reality. The R&D is very kindly funded and supported by Collusion, a Cambridge based
not for profit company working at the intersection of arts, technology and human interaction. Stay tuned for more
Dark Body Dark Identity: Spektrum, Berlin
Second Skin II will be shown as part of Dark Body Dark Identity at Spektrum, Berlin curated by Alfredo Ciannameo.
17th- 19th March 2017.
On Screen: Commission for e-Luminate Festival by Cambridge Assessment
On Screen (2017) A newly commissioned work by Cambridge Assessment, utilising surveilence technologies to create a multi
channel live interactive video installation. The two pieces were exhibited at Cambridge Corn Exchange as part of e-Luminate
Collusion: Data-Culture Lab Residency
From the 16th - 20th January, I took part in Collusion's DataLab residency in Cambridge, an intensive week of
workshops, talks, seminars, research trips and presentations focussing on data.
Above is an image created from one of the workshops, visualising data as Minecraft landscapes.
POSTHUMAN, Pecha Kucha presentation, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge University, 28th October
Posthuman PechaKucha* is a collaboration between ten contemporary artists and researchers working at the intersection
of cultural, scientific and political developments of the posthuman. 28th October, Cambridge University.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Residency
Work from my recent graduate residency at St.Mary's Works, Norwich through Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is now live.
Grove Projects Residency
Work from my residency at grove this September is now online here, as well as images from the event here.
MA Show at Norwich University of the Arts. Catch my Masters project 'Second Skin'.
Aesthetica Exhibition Tour & Interviews
Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 from Aesthetica on Vimeo.Check out this video for a tour of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, as well as, artist interviews including one with myself.
I am delighted to say that I have been selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016.
Find out more here.
Adhoc interview out now, check it out here
DAZED & CONFUSED: Feature
DAZED & CONFUSED: Feature
"This guide brings together art’s next big names
The XL Catlin Art Guide and exhibition, curated by Justin Hammond, showcases this year’s most exciting creative graduates"
XL Catlin Guide, London Art Fair
Come check out the XL Catlin Guide at the London Art Fair, 20-24th Jan. Very excited to be included in this.
STENTOR, Screening at Torreloft, Copenhagen, 20th Dec
I wll be showing two films at STENTOR, a screening of physical and psychedelic films. At Torreloft, Copenhagen. 20th Dec.
The new edition of the XL Catlin Art Guide 2016 will present thirty exceptional new graduate artists, selected from UK art schools by curator Justin Hammond. Over the last seven years, this fully illustrated limited edition book has become established as an indispensable reference for followers of contemporary art. Identifying prevailing and future trends, this beautifully produced annual volume has become a collectable item in its own right.
Each year, Hammond tours the BA, MA and PG Dip final shows, searching out his pick of the most promising new artists. He follows up with a series of studio visits and artist
Highlights include Jude Crilly and Jamie Fitzpatrick from the MA Sculpture programme at the Royal College of Art. Riikka Hyvönen (BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths), Jane Hayes Greenwood (MA Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School) and Rebecca Ackroyd (Royal Academy Schools) make the final thirty, while schools from outside London including Leeds, Norwich and Falmouth are represented by Jack Otway, Henry Driver and photographer Joseph Ball.
The full list of this year’s ones to watch will be revealed in January when the XL Catlin Art Guide 2016 is launched at the London Art Fair 2016, alongside an exhibition of work by selected artists.
26th November I will be screening and discussing my work Drone at Whitechapel Gallery as part of Open Screenings
Selection of works on show as the guest visual artist.
Special Guest Visual Artist
I would like to invite you to Phantom an evening event at Firstsite on the 30th October, 7.30-10.30pm
For the event Firstsite will be blacked out and transformed by projections, installations and performances.
I am delighted to announce that I will be the special guest visual artist for the event and will be showing a collection of 6 works, consisting of a variety large and small scale multi channel video and projection installations. Revolving around the idea of phantom and themes of virtual illusions.
FADE will be on show for BEAMS Festival, Sydney at the Gaffa gallery as part of an immersive video installation.
Catch it on the 19th September.
Interview with Antonio Roberts for the exhibition STEALTH at Vivid Projects now available to listen.
New work will be exhibited for the Wysing Open Weekend, Cambridge, Uk. The work has been created during
my six week period as a Leverhulme Art Scholar at Wysing Arts Centre. Open 22nd - 23rd August, 12-6pm.
Interview for Imperica regarding the themes of the exhibtion STEALTH, Vivid Projects.
Featuring words from myself, Antonio Roberts, Joseph Delappe and Ryan Hughes.
My degree show piece A Tender Vision, has been awarded the Vice Chancellors Commendation as well the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society Award the exhibition is open till 7th July, opening times here. The work is situated in Guntons Basement.
STEALTH presents recent work by UK and international artists critiquing surveillance culture and the invasive and pervasive technologies that shape our daily interactions. Utilising a variety of media including installations, video, social media and software, the exhibition explores how technology affects and disrupts our perceptions of privacy.
Delighted to announce that I will be taking part in the six week Leverhulme Arts Scholar summer residency at Wysing Arts Centre.
Live audio visual installation with Neil James Earl for RGB Stew Gallery. Photography by Benjamin Beauchamp
Catch two of my video works at Tate Britain for Late at Tate, 1st May, 6pm - 10pm
Live audio visual performance and installation at 8.30pm . RGgb, Stew Gallery, Norwich, UK
Perpetual Decay (2013) has been selected for Smiths Row Open.
Exhibition open 28th March to 9th May
New audio visual project LAZER BLADES, audio by Neil James Earl and visuals by Henry Driver
Photography by Benjamin Beauchamp at Spectro, Norwich Arts Centre.
Neil James Earl and I will be showing off our new A.V project at Norwich Arts Centre, presented by Spectro.
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