FILE Electronic Language International Festival 2016

May 22, 2016

Auroville Dream (Tales From the City) will appear at FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Brazil 2016 as part of the Anima+Games program.

FILE Anima+Games Photo credit:FILE

FILE Anima+Games
Photo credit:FILE

In the 2016 edition of the FILE Festival, after nearly a decade carrying FILE GAMES and FILE ANIMA+ independently, we decided to unite both festivals to create ANIMA+GAMES. By joining animations and games in the same event, we can point out aspects that would go unnoticed if shown under the very logic of each one of them.

It’s not about just a way to raise similarities and differences, but especially to emphasize the creative aspects that can occur in the mutual influence of both medium. To this end, we conceptualize what we call metanoumos. We are inspired by the concept already known of the games theory: the metagame, which states that any strategy or action, as well as methodologies used in games, go beyond the set of certain pre-stablished rules. They are those heterodox and external elements that affect and change the decision of who plays.

ANIMA+GAMES is an event that aims to show and to encourage the mutual influence of both medium. On one hand, the animations with its own strategies of creation and production with its already known influence from cinema, and on the other, games, with the notorious problem between narratology and ludology, and also between games and metagame.

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Random String | A Ludic Rooms Project

Very pleased that I will be involved with Random String microfestival 2016

‘Random String is a programme of events for artists and audiences exploring the creative potential of interactive and networked technology in the arts. It is organised by Ludic Rooms in association with Warwick Arts Centre.’


I will be screen-based artist in resident for 1 day on Friday 10th June working on-screen with Processing and dynamic code-based work from Kinetic Collage series. The interactive event will encourage open participation from visitors to the centre in the form of text and visuals collected towards creating a new piece of work.

The work will be exhibited on Saturday 11th June.

More information about the artists taking part can be found HERE


‘The Random String Symposium at Warwick Arts Centre on June 10th 2016 brings together arts professionals to look at interactive and networked technologies and their use in the creative process.

The Random String microFestival brings inspiring artworks to Coventry on June 11th 2016 and invites people to get creative with technology. Everyone is welcome!

The Random String Fellowships enable six artists to explore how technologies might stimulate new directions for their work, with mentor support. They are being given a rare opportunity to play and experiment, without the pressure to produce a new body of work.

There will also be a whole host of other workshops, events and activities throughout 2016, you can follow the action on our Blog or sign up to our Newsletter to get info direct to your inbox. ‘

Image credits on this page: Ludic Rooms

Source: Random String | A Ludic Rooms Project

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EMAF Filmtheater Hasetor, screening, Osnabrueck

April 26, 2016

Thanks to EMAF for their kind support towards travel to Osnabrueck, Germany for European Media Festival 2016

Auroville Dream (Tales From the City) was screened in the wonderful Filmtheater Hasetor

Fr, 22. April 2016 | 18:00 as part of  Visions From the Past program

‘In Auroville Dreams, reality has already transcended to digital space, humans have become invisible, their visions meandering through virtual worlds.’

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Sluice__screens & Sluice__magazine launch at Islington Mill

April 19, 2016

Great to be included in this:

Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HW

Wednesday 20th April 2016

Intro to sluice at 6.30
Screening at 7-8.30
Drinks and Magazine launch at 8.30

Sluice__ tours the finalists of the inaugural Sluice_screens ɔc 2015 Prize to Islington Mill in partnership with Caustic Coastal. The evening screening will also mark the launch of the Spring 2016 edition of the biannual Sluice_magazine.


The Sluice_screens ɔc Prize was organised by Sluice__ in partnership with The Hospital Club, London and Berlin-based ascribe, an online organisation looking to promote correct credit and copyright issues for screen-based artists.

Over 800 international entries were whittled down to ten finalists and West Midlands based Amy Lunn was selected from the shortlist to receive £500 and have her work was shown at Sluice_2015, Sluice__’s biennial art fair which, in 2015, was hosted at The Bargehouse on the Southbank, London. The ten finalists were then screened at The Hospital Club in December 2015 – January 2016. In addition to Aprils screening at Islington Mill the works will also be shown in the coming months at Lux Glasgow and the Gallery Weekender Berlin.

The ten finalists are Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Dennis & Debbie Club, Declan Colquitt, Inez do Coo, Sandra Crisp, Aurele Ferrier, Tessa Garland, Caitlin Griffiths, Lawrence Lek and Amy Lunn.

The Sluice_screens ɔc 2015 prize judges were Charlie Levine from Sluice__, Masha McConaghy from ascribe and Ali Hillman from The Hospital Club. Hillman comments:

“Sluice__ bring attention to highly credible artwork across a number of disciplines, in this instance screen based media. The recent Sluice fair during Frieze week demonstrated their commitment to showcase art forms ranging from performance to painting, new media to site specific installation and the attendance and reception of the fair showed London’s appetite for a variety of contemporary art offerings in this busy period reaches beyond the pull of Regents

Source: Sluice__screens & Sluice__magazine launch at Islington Mill

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European Media Arts Festival – EMAF

March 23, 2016

Auroville Dream (Tales From the City) will be included in European Media Arts Festival EMAF Osnabrueck Germany

‘Future of Visions’ 20 – 24 May 2016


The video will be screened 18:00, Hasetor as part of ‘Visions From the Past’


Source: Start – EMAF

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Margate Moving Image

March 02, 2016

Auroville Dream (Tales From the city) will be screened at Margate Moving Image curated by Sally Childs.

Moving Image Margate is a screening and moving image installation planned to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th 2016 and will run from 5th – 14th  March 2016. This exhibition is part of a programme of events designed to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March, and will include theatre, poetry, street art, exhibitions, talks and workshops.

Venue  – Margate House 39-41 High Street, Margate, CT9 1DX

Preview – Sat 5th March 2016 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates– Sat 5th March – Sun 14th March

Sandra Crisp - Image Credit: The Artists and

Sandra Crisp – Image Credit: The Artists and


Fanny Aboulker, Chris Avis, Emily Bailey, Ting Ting Cheng, Catherine Cleary & Rebecca Ilett, Sandra Crisp, Helga Dorothea, Sappire Goss, Lorraine Hamilton, Victoria Havercroft, Jennifer Kaplan-Ortiz, Ellie Kyungran Heo, Liane Lang, Ope Lori, Rebecca Molloy, Lucie Rachel, Liz Sergent, Carol Sommer, Lana Vanzetta, Alice Wyatt

POW Thanet website HERE

Margate Moving Image website HERE


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Jump Cut – Averard Hotel – Saturation Point Projects

February 18, 2016

Jump Cut at the Averard Hotel, Lancaster Gate 15th February 2016, curated by Saturation Point Projects/ Slate Projects

Artists: Sandra Crisp, Peter Henderson, James Irwin, Patrick Morrissey, Charley Peters, Durrill Weller.

Saturation Point projects presents a one night only event hosting the wirk of six artists engaing with film as an ontological extension of thier practices. The Averards Hotel, a previously abandoned venue in west London provides the architectural backdrop to an evening of films exploring systems thinking, geometric abstraction and post digital landscapes.

Ballroom, Averard Hotel

Ballroom, Averard Hotel

Left, Sandra Crisp. Right, Patrick Morrissey

Left, Sandra Crisp. Right, Patrick Morrissey

Left, Sandra Crisp. Right Patrick Morrissey

Left, Sandra Crisp. Right Patrick Morrissey

Charley Peters

Charley Peters

Peter Henderson

Peter Henderson

Ballroom, Averard Hotel

Ballroom, Averard Hotel

Durril Weller

Durril Weller

James Irwin

James Irwin

Averard Hotel, interior staircase

Averard Hotel, interior staircase

Sandra Crisp

Sandra Crisp

Sandra Crisp

Sandra Crisp

Sandra Crisp

Sandra Crisp

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Invitation to Jump Cut

February 03, 2016


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Averard Hotel, Lancaster Gate

Averard Hotel, Lancaster Gate


Source: Invitation to Jump Cut

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Work in Progress: Waterside Commission – Kinetic Collage

January 19, 2016

Sandra Crisp: '102_Avatars' Dynamic code-based work

Sandra Crisp: ‘102_Avatars’ Dynamic code-based work

On 13th January 2016 I visited Sale, Great Manchester to complete

research and development for a commission at Waterside Arts Centre

due to launch mid-February 2016.

Waterside Arts Centre is a thriving and vibrant arts venue in the heart of Sale

in Greater Manchester. Comprising a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces,

the centre is an important regional hub for both performance and visual art.’

Waterside, Arts Centre

Waterside, Arts Centre

At Waterside, I will be exhibiting code-based dynamic work from Kinetic Collage project

(2015) on a 55″ display screen located in the foyer.

The 10 Microcommissions were awarded to 10 artists via open submission process for

Waterside’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Sandra Crisp: '102_avatars' Dynamic code-based work. Fragmented imagery, text and graphics recycled from Twitter rotate continually, one layer replaced by the next as avatars and tweets flicker across the screen.

Sandra Crisp: ‘102_avatars’ Dynamic code-based work. Fragmented imagery, text and graphics recycled from Twitter rotate continually, one layer replaced by the next as avatars and tweets flicker across the screen.

(..View dynamic Kinetic Collage screencast videos HERE for a better idea of the movement

in the work)

Although I have previously exhibited elements of the project in the form of screencast

videos in Common Bodies, East Street Arts, Leeds, W.Yorkshire, June 2015 for example,

this is the first opportunity I’ve had to show Kinetic Collage as

intended – Processing sketches running in realtime. For this venue, the work will run on the 55″ screen

located in Waterside’s foyer. I’m really looking forward to making this happen!

Sandra Crisp: hashtag_mandala_2

Sandra Crisp: hashtag_mandala_2

As ever, when testing out digital files between different platforms, there

were a few glitches to begin with. But thanks to help from project organiser

Mario Popham, we found a work-around to deal with file issues (mainly the usual Mac/ PC

issues)  All the Processing ‘sketches’were eventually

exported from Processing into standalone Java mini-programs, that may be easily

launched from the desktop connected to the display screen.

Sandra Crisp: kinetic_array_2

Sandra Crisp: kinetic_array_2

I created 7 standalone exports so that a different work will be

running each day whilst the centre is open, forming a rotating exhibition that includes the majority of the works from the

project, viewed over time. To accompany the display, I will also produce an

image printed direct onto aluminium or perpex which will be located nearby in the foyer. I am keen to

explore different forms of presentation media for the work other than the usual inkjet print, I hope

that perspex or amuminium will lift and suspend the image in a similar way to an onscreen


Sandra Crisp: array_philae

Sandra Crisp: array_philae

Kinetic Collage images HERE

Kinetic Collage screencasts HERE

Waterside Arts Centre 1 Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF

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Sluice_screens INVITE

January 07, 2016

Really pleased to be selected for Sluice_screens כc prize shortlist

THe 10 finalists will be screened at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, London

16th January 2016, 4.30pm – 6pm.

Attendance is free* but RSVP is essential.’

Book tickets HERE

There will also be a reception afterwards at The Hospital Club, please RSVP

Hope to see you there…


GIF Credit: Sluice

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Waterside Micro Commission| Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Greater Manchester

October 20, 2015

I’m really looking forward to working on a new commission for the Waterside Arts Centre Sale, Greater Manchester taking place in January 2016. The ‘microcommission’ will be part of a series of 4 exhibitions at Waterside between October 2015 and January 2016.

The main proposal will see Waterside’s large 55″ touchscreen situated near the ticket office used to display dynamic work/s from Kinetic Collage project – Code-driven artworks created with Processing open source software 2014-2015  that layer and rotate fragmented images, text and graphics appropriated from Twitter profiles and timelines.

Sandra Crisp: Touchscreen displayed artwork, Waterside foyer

Sandra Crisp: Touchscreen displayed artwork, Waterside foyer

The large touchscreen will allow a full-scale dynamic Processing ‘sketch’ or ‘Twitter mandala’ to run on the screen in a way which is not normally possible when the work is viewed on a much smaller domestic-size screen. Therefore, the commission offers a great opportunity to present the the work as it was originally intended in a busy public space.

Sandra Crisp: hashtag_mandala_22 Sandra Crisp - hashtag_mandala_2 4200 pixels x 4200 pixels

Sandra Crisp – hashtag_mandala_2
4200 pixels x 4200 pixels. Still image taken from dynamic Kinetic Collage sketch

The second part of the proposal includes a print-based installation in the foyer, gallery or window/ entrance area. The dimensions, structure and choice of various print media, such as paper or transparent film will result from a direct response to the building’s architecture or possibly informed by by an aspect of local history. However, exact details won’t be finalised until after after a site visit in Novemember 2015, so watch this space to see how the work develops…..

Sandra Crisp: Possible print installation, Waterside - 1

Sandra Crisp: Proposal for print installation, Waterside

Sandra Crisp: Possible print installation - 1

Sandra Crisp: Proposal for print installation – Waterside (detail)

“As part of Waterside Arts Centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations, we are pleased to announce a series of micro commissions designed to showcase the work of emerging artists working within two dimensional disciplines. Selected works will be presented via the Art Centre’s new 55 inch touch screen monitor whilst there will also be opportunities for utilising the wall and window space in and around the main foyer of the venue.”

Video screencasts of dynamic programs running in Processing can be viewed HERE

An update of work in progress will be published on this blog as soon as it happens!

More Info: Call Out to Artists: Waterside Micro-Commissions < Whats On | Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

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September 24, 2015

Auroville Dream (Tales From the City) will be included in Simultan Festival 2015 ‘Talking to Strangers’, Romania:



What would Voyager 3 contain if it would be re-launched today, after 38 years? In 1977, an information package was launched into space, a symbolical selection for the human civilization, launched with the intention to be intercepted or discovered by an alien civilization. A sort of “hello” from the humans, a way of saying “we are here”.
Today, maybe, such a package would contain microchips, texts with smiley faces at a correct decoding. We would probably brag about the invention of a virtual communication system, about our intelligent control systems? Our self-control or the controlling of others. We might also include some e-books about the human nature, on micro-sd cards, because we also advanced our knowledge in the field of psychoanalysis. Why wouldn’t we send a picture of Osama or of other terrorists that we cannot find, maybe they would help us with that.
Maybe we could simply send a cry for help, in the hope that in the thousand years that would take them to discover it, there would still be a chance for a few of us to be saved. Or Voyager 3 could be a new Noah’s ark, a capsule of DNA for a possible reconstruction. Read more HERE—>

Source: SIMULTAN 2015 / TALKING TO STRANGERS | media art / exploratory music and sound

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