All events take place at 58 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 1DH unless otherwise stated. Donations will be used to support future events.
Monday 18th - Saturday 30th October
10am - 5pm. "Digital Art or Digital Design?" An Interact Exhibition. Digital art made in Leicester. FREE entry. Donations accepted.
Monday 18th October
6pm - 10pm. Exhibition Opening. FREE entry, but please book in advance on Eventbrite.
Wednesday 20th October
5pm - 7pm. Zine Archive.
Friday 21st October
7:30pm - 9:30pm. Ping! Discs Showcase.
Saturday 23rd October
2pm - 4pm. Interactive Light Workshop. Learn how to control LED lights with the BBC Micro:bit and help to construct Sean Clark's Colloquy artwork. FREE drop-in event.
Tuesday 26th October
VR Night. TBC
Wednesday 27th October
6pm - 7:30pm. "How to Destroy the Art World and Design Something Nicer". Hosted by Sean Carroll.
7:30pm - 9pm. Monobloc Launch.
Thursday 28th October
VJ Night. TBC
Friday 29th October - AT THE EXCHANGE BAR
Interact at the Exchange Bar. Entry by donation, you can book in advance on Eventbrite,
6pm - 8pm. Open Screen
8pm - 10pm R10 Artists with Visuals
10pm - 12:30am Ping! Artists with DACHHU Visuals
We are sorry that the venue is not wheelchair accessible. The event will be streamed online and we are working to find more accessible venues for future events.
Saturday 30th October
2pm - 4pm. Electronic Music Workshop. Come and play with electronic instruments including synthesisers, drum machines and effects units. Hosted by R10 Electronic Music Studios. FREE drop-in event.
Saturday 30th October
7pm - 10pm. CEREMONY ft. billion o'clock album launch. Limited tickets. Book on Eventbrite.
Exhibition - Artists
The Leicester-based artists involved in the exhibition worked together in June 2020 to produce an online exhibition and series of streamed events as part of the Arts Council project Digital Arts Leicester.
Sean Carroll is a composer who works with generative structures and rule sets as a way of composing music. In 2020 he took part in a workshop run by Interact on interactive lighting where he developed a simple work that asks questions about the faith we put in technology and how much it really knows about us.
Sean Clark has been involved in the Leicester arts scene for almost 20 years, as both an artist and curator. He is showing work from his latest Arts Council project, Light and Sound Systems as well as Colloquy, an interactive artwork that will be constructed during the first Saturday workshop.
Exhibition - Organisations
Computer Arts Archive
The Computer Arts Archive is a not-for-profit company that collects, exhibits and promotes computer arts for the benefit of artists, audiences, curators, educators and researchers.
Interact Digital Arts
Interact Digital Arts Ltd is a digital arts practice focused on the creative work of Dr Sean Clark. They create artworks, curate exhibitions. run workshops and develop new technology.
Monobloc is a consortium of Leicester digital arts, music and digital heritage organisations who are working together to raise the profile of their work in the city. Monobloc's longer-term goal is to establish a grass-roots digital media centre with a gallery, maker space and studios to support digital creativity in Leicester.
The home of Pingdiscs, Myoptik's label for exciting, happy and outrageous music. Many excellent artists have been part of Pingdiscs over the years, not least through the series of great compilations. There are also solo releases from a wide range of Pingdiscs artists. Expect variety, much of it electronic, but certainly not always, none of it normal...
Heritage electronic music studio.
Installation in progress.