Projects

Interact Gallery @ Design Season 2021

Digital Art or Digital Design?

18th – 30th October 2021
58 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 1DH

The Interact Gallery

Pop-up Interact Gallery, 58 Granby Street, Leicester

To help celebrate 10 years since Interact Digital Arts ran its first digital art exhibition and live event in Leicester at the Interact Gallery, we are hosting a pop-up exhibition at 58 Granby Street during Design Season 2021.


The former shop will feature artworks by local digital artists and art groups, as well as a programme of evening events and workshops. We hope that visitors find the artwork intriguing and thought-provoking and we invite them to consider the question "Digital Art or Digital Design?"


The pop-up gallery is also being used to launch Monobloc, 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.

Programme

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

Sean Carroll

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

Sean Clark

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.

www.seanclark.org
instagram.com/seancuttlefish

Leonie Dubarry-Gurr

Leonie Dubarry-Gurr

Leonie DuBarry-Gurr’s practice explores realisations of personal identity and existence via aesthetic experiments, with a focus on the relationship between visuals and sound.

www.leoniedg.com

Jim Frize

Jim Frize

Jim Frize presents a collection of web-based artworks that explore generative processes and human-computer collaboration.

sonodrome.co.uk

Anoushka Goodwin

Anoushka Goodwin

Anoushka Goodwin likes to use smartphone technology and creative applications to produce affective, non-linear narrative with imagery heavily drawn from internet consumer culture.

anoushka.rocks
instagram.com/4n0u5hk4

Joe Moran

Joe Moran is a visual artist and researcher who uses lighted elements in combination with found objects to create artworks that play with perception and ignite a sense of fun and wonder.

joemoran.co.uk
instagram.com/urban_auroras

DACHHU

DACHHU

DACHHU is a mixed reality artist who works in projection, live image manipulation and XR. He works collaboratively with local audio and live performance artists as a technical specialist.


dachhuvisuals.weebly.com

www.youtube.com/user/dachhu

Paul Mazzitelli

Paul Mazzitelli

Name - Paul Mazzitelli
Location - Earth
Likes - Daffodils
Dislikes - 50p

nstagram.com/paul_mazzitelli

Paul Rudman & Moira Robinson

Paul Rudman & Moira Robinson

Created during lockdown, this work recalls easier times, when life followed nature's lead.

Paul Rudman - concept; electronics; programming
www.controlart.com

Moira Robinson - glass; sculpture
flickr.com/photos/sleepychamaeleon

Jas Singh

Jas Singh

Over the past year Jas Singh has been performing his work S A B O T A G E via live online streams to assail the audience - who are placed within the spectacle of a news culture. More recently he’s been questioning "What is the self?"

www.jassingh.org
instagram.com/sab_o_teur

Exhibition - Organisations


Computer Arts Archive

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.

www.computer-arts-archive.com

Interact Digital Arts

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.

www.interactdigitalarts.uk

Monobloc

Monobloc

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.

www.monobloc.org.uk

Pingdiscs

Pingdiscs

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...

pingdiscs.bandcamp.com

R10.EMS

R10.EMS

Heritage electronic music studio.



360 View

Installation in progress.

Photographs

Nehotographs will be uploaded throughout the installation and running of the exhibition.

Interact Gallery Photographs

Supporters

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