Daniel Harding presents Interplay
Simian Mobile Disco - "Tangents"
Video for SMD's Tangents which incorporates the visuals technology developed with A&E's help.
The Last Pringle
Ballantine's Presents Ben Mead's Art of Drumming
The Weather Machine
We developed custom contact microphones for a central fixture in the The Weather Machine, a multimedia installation by David Shearing & Co, which reacted to the day's weather conditions. The immersive experience was first exhibited at stage@leeds in early February 2015.
Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Baalen
A&E helped with the electronics for one of the central pieces of assemble | standard | minimal - a new exhibition of work by artists Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen. Sensei Ichi-gō, is a machine capable of reproducing sterile goldfish which was first shown as part of Berlin’s Transmediale Festival for art and digital culture in early 2015.
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra with Marcus Du Sautoy & Daniel Harding
Together with Professor Marcus Du Sautoy we devised a series of lecture performances exploring the art and science of symmetry in classical music. We created animations and real-time visuals for the three shows at Berwaldhallen, the orchestra’s Stockholm residence.
Imogen Heap's Reverb
A&E produced Imogen Heap’s Reverb festival at the Roundhouse
We put together a team including a production manager, sound engineers, software developers, lighting & set designers and real-time visual programmers to help Imogen realise all aspects of her show.
We worked closely with the Roundhouse on a number of installations which included a large-scale interactive sound & light installation that transformed the space into an immersive luminous environment.
Simian Mobile Disco
Vector Rescanning Technology
For Simian Mobile Disco's new live show WHORL, A&E assisted artists Jack Featherstone and Hans Lo to develop visuals by feeding live generated digital content through an oscilloscope, filming the oscilloscope's screen, then further processing the image produced - all in real-time at their shows.
A&E is working with John Richards of Dirty Electronics and Jack Featherstone to design a series of analog synthesiser modules. Initially exhibited at the launch of Limewharf's Machine room, the synths are based on a bare board design and will be available for purchase in 2015.
Following on from the success of our Emirates Tennis game, A&E were commissioned to develop an interactive golf-themed game. The installation is currently on tour as part of the Emirates Race to Dubai which features 48 tournaments in 26 countries worldwide.
Primavera Sound 2014
Live 360 Visuals for the B&W Dome
For Barcelona's Primavera Sound 2014 festival, A&E commissioned visual artists BlinkinLab, Jack Featherstone and Florence To to develop visuals for an immersive environment in the Bowers & Wilkins dome, a 21m circular space with 360° video projection. Venue and projection provided by Igloo Vision.
Pringles / X-MEN
The Last Pringle
A&E created an online advert for Pringles & Isobar which solved the problem of getting the last Pringle from the can.
Currently at 3.5m views, the ad was based around an ingenious machine created by three young men which replicated the mutant abilities of 3 X-Men characters.
The Art of Drumming
A&E worked with Cap Gun Collective to develop a realtime light-painting technique for this Ballantine's spot featuring drummer Ben Mead. We developed software which was used live, on set and in post production to create this magical effect.
Music of the Spheres
Artist Charlotte Jarvis uses new technology to encode DNA with a new musical recording by Kreutzer Quartet. The finished piece will encompass a performance, a film and an installation.There will also be a series of workshops and public discussions at LimeWharf gallery curated by Joana Seguro and Clemency Cooke.
ATP Tennis Game
This physical game uses capacitive touch technology for a fast and kinetic challenge which has been enjoyed by thousands of kids and adults around the world.
A&E worked with artist Dinos Chapman and The Vinyl Factory to develop and tour a new live show based on his debut album 'Luftbobler'. The show features short films created by Chapman which were projected across three large screens. We developed a custom AV setup giving the artist full control of Sound, Video and Lighting from the stage. The show is now being presented worldwide at events such as Berlin's CTM festival and MUTEK in Montreal.
Bowers & Wilkins Maserati
In partnership with Bowers & Wilkins and musician Howie B, A&E developed an installation to celebrate the arrival of the Maserati Quattroporte and the seven distinct notes produced by its finely tuned engine. With visuals designed by Mat Cook, the installation presented audiences with an audio-visual representation of the tunes of this amazing motorcar.
Field Trip Day
In partnership with Google's Niantic Labs, A&E brought to life a cultural treasure-map for the hidden, unique things in London.
Combining Niantic's Field Trip app with rich, real-world content and featuring canal backstreets boasting street art, performance and live music, the day was a real triumph for discovery and exploration.
Campaign Against Arms Trade
Designers, programmers and writers came together at the A&E organised CAAT Data Hack Day to propose new data-driven projects that expose the international arms trade and empower peace campaigners.
CAAT had collected and published a wealth of data on arms trading and manufacture and hack day participants were asked to take these datasets and run with them, exploring the possibilities of linking and remixing the figures with existing public data stores and web services.