The LCB Depot in Leicester has put together another busy programme for their Digital Art Month in January 2023. There are regular events taking place at the venue, plus an exhibition of work by local digital artists and digital creators. Interact is contributing a couple of things,
Firstly, Sean Clark is showing some new work in progress as part of the exhibition in the Light Box Gallery. The new work 0123.1 Work In Progress (2023) showcases some of the new ideas he is working with as part of the Computational Constructs series. Expect to see the screens being used in other artworks this year.
Secondly, Sean Clark will be running a workshop at the LCB on Wednesday 1st of February called Connected Art and a Colloquy of Micro:bits. The workshop is already almost fully booked, but you can check availability on Eventbrite.
0123.1 Work In Progress (2023)
0123.1 (2023) is a work-in-progress exploration of the colour palettes generated in 23112019 Elements (2019). The piece constructs images based on the 23112019 Elements (2019) palettes and presents them on four vintage video monitors. Each monitor can operate independently and the final piece will use the internet to allow them to exchange colours and construction rules. The images being shown here demonstrate the visual aesthetic of the work, but lack sound and user interactivity - something that will be added in due course.
Connected Art and a Colloquy of Micro:bits
Are you interested in incorporating the Internet of things into your art? Join Sean Clark for an artist-led workshop in which Dr Clark will introduce the concepts of "Connected Digital Art" and "Cybernetic Ecology" and demonstrate how his latest Colloquy interactive artwork was constructed. He will also show how the BBC Micro:bit microcontroller can be used to create multimedia "connected artworks" at a low cost and without the need to learn complex computer programming languages.