Work in Progress: Waterside Commission – Kinetic Collage

January 19 2016//

On 13th January 2016 I visited Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside, Sale M33 7ZF to complete research and development for a micro commission due to launch mid-February 2016.
The 10 Microcommissions were awarded to 10 artists via open submission process for Waterside’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

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.


At Waterside, I will be exhibiting code-based dynamic work from Kinetic Collage project (2015) on a 55″ display screen located in the foyer.

Although I have previously exhibited elements of Kinetic Collage project as screencast videos in Common Bodies, East Street Arts, Leeds, W.Yorkshire, June 2015, for example this will be 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!

As ever, when testing out digital files between different platforms, therewere 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.

I created 7 standalone exports so that a different work will berunning 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 aam now keen to explore different forms of presentation media for static images of the work other than the usual inkjet print for display at Waterside, I hope to use perspex or amuminium which will visually lift and suspend the image in a similar way to how an onscreen image appears.

Kinetic Collage images HERE

Kinetic Collage screencasts HERE

Waterside Arts Centre

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

Source: Sluice_screens INVITE

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

October 20 2015//

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

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.

Waterside Arts Centre
Sandra Crisp: hashtag_mandala_22

The main part of my proposal use Waterside’s large 55″ touchscreen situated near the ticket office to display dynamic work/s from my 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.

The large touchscreen will allow the large dynamic Processing sketches 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.

The second part of the proposal proposes a print-based installation in the foyer, gallery or window/ entrance area of Waterside Arts Centre. 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. However, exact details won’t be finalised until after a site visit in Novemember 2015, so watch this space to see how the work develops…..

Sandra Crisp: Possible suspended print installation using large-format inkjet on transparent media
Sandra Crisp: Possible suspended print-based installation, Waterside Arts Centre

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

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


September 24 2015//

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


Simultan Festival performance

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.

Simultan festival

Read more HERE—>

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

Sluice__ screens, London

September 03 2015//

Auroville Dream (Tales From the City) has been shortlisted for the #Sluice_Screens #ɔcprize London

The Sluice_screens ↄc Prize is dedicated to the promotion of artists’ working within the digital realm. The ↄc Prize takes the form of a free to enter open submission award.

The Sluice_screens ↄc Prize
  • Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
  • Dennis and Debbie Club
  • Declan Colquitt
  • Inez do Coo
  • Sandra Crisp
  • Aurele Ferrier
  • Tessa Garland
  • Caitlin Griffiths
  • Lawrence Lek
  • Amy Lunn

On Sept 12 one of the shortlisted artists (above) will be selected to exhibit at Sluice_2015 – Bargehouse, Oxo Tower wharf, Southwark as part of the Sluice_screens programme and will receive £500. All ten artists will subsequently be exhibited at The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden.


Read More HERE —-> Sluice__ screens

Altered States, St Leonards, UK

September 01 2015//

A few photos from Altered States video installation as part of Coastal Currents Festival this year, Electro Studios, St Leonards UK.

Thanks to Toby Tatum and Mark French who curated and presented a great diversity of moving image work as large-screen, pin-sharp HD projections.

It was a pleasure to take part with my video Auroville Dream (Tales From the City)

Altered States [Coastal Currents]

August 12 2015//

Very pleased that recent video work Auroville Dream (Tales From the City) has been selected for Altered States curated by Toby Tatum and Mark French as part of this year’s Coastal Currents Festival Hastings & St Leonards, UK.

Altered States is an immersive multi-screen show of the latest experimental film and video work curated by the Hastings-based filmmakers Toby Tatum and Mark French. Altered States features moving image by over seventy of the most fascinating international moving image practitioners working today, much of it unseen in the UK.

This exhibition includes the fruits of a worldwide search for works that articulate film’s power to initiate heightened states of consciousness, transporting us across the threshold into a mind-expanding visionary state. The programme features a selection of cutting edge films that imaginatively reshape the base materials of the everyday world into something rich and strange.

Tobt Tatum

Venues and dates:Electro Studios, Seaside Road, West St Leonards, TN38 0AL, UKSat 29 August from 6pm – 10pm
Sun 30 August from 2pm – 6pm

Sat 29 August from 6pm – 10pm
Sun 30 August from 2pm – 6pm 

Featured artists:Michael Woods, Sandra Crisp, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Diego Barrera, Ellen Wetmore, Maximilian Le Cain, Ema Čulík, Duncan Reekie, Helga Fannon, Alex Carmichael, Helena G M, Leslie Supnet, Juliette Liautaud, Patrick Rowan, Theo Tagholm, Sandra Bouguerch, Philip Sanderson, Guli Silberstein, Lucinda Wells, Shaun Blezard, Sirin Bahar Demirel, Maria Nino, Grant Petrey, Mike Stolz, Alex Dickson & Greg Adsley, Eden Mitsenmacher, Tessa Garland, Joseph Curran, Anita Spooner, David Ian Bickley, Laura Focarazzo, David Asher Brook, Jeannette Louie, Laurel Beckman, Josh Weissbach, Stephen Broomer, Dalia Huerta Cano, Andrew Littlejohn, Joel Cahen, Peter Rose, Helen Flanagan, Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, Enrique Piñuel, Stuart Pound, John Davis, Alex Hovet, Joe Banks (Disinformation), Ben Barton, Michael Fleming, Margarida Sardinha, Richard Ashrowan, Brice Bowman, Demian Skogr, Zachary Finkelstein, Asha Tamirisa, Nicholas Bunch, Gabriel Rud, Hans Lucas, Alisa Berger, Mirjam Bromundt, Pako Quijada, Josh Yates, Harold Charre, Evguenia Men, Michael Betancourt, Jason Bernagozzi, Mark Street, Chiara Ambrosia, Rui Hu, Kera MacKenzie, Caryn Cline, ana b. & nuno m. pereira, Callum Costello.

  For more information visit Coastal Currents website HERE

View ‘Auroville Dream (Tales From the City)’ HERE

Shortwave Cinema, Bermondsey Art Trail

July 07 2015//

I’ll be screening new video Auroville Dream (Tales From the City) for the first time in London at Shortwave Cinema as part of the Bermondsey Art Trail

Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN

Saturday  11th July 2015, 1- 3 pm

Join the Bermondsey Art Trail –Simply turn up and take advantage of our guided tours who will show you some of Bermondsey’s hidden gems, with informal talks by artists and curator’s, plus some exciting short art film screenings & live bands.

Bermondsey art trail map 2015

Tour 1 @ 10.30am
Tour 2 @ 11.30am
Tanner & Co.
3-4 mins walk from London Bridge Station

Common Bodies, East Street Arts, Leeds, West Yorks.

June 15 2015//

Two of my looping Kinteic Collage videos 102 avatars#2 and hashtag_mandala_2 have been selected for an interesting new exhibition entitled Common Bodies, East Street Arts, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.

East Street Arts is proud to present ‘Common Bodies’, an immersive exhibition of new and existing video works by over 30 artists drawn from an international open call.

Dates & Times:
Friday 19th – Thursday 25th June 2015
Tue – Thu (10am – 5pm) Sat (1pm – 5pm)

Venue: East Street Arts Project Space
Patrick Studios, St Mary’s Lane, Leeds, LS9 7EH

Curated and produced by artist Tom McGinn, the exhibition examines the tensions and (dis-) continuities between video and sculpture, and the varying demands they make of their audiences.

Drawing comparisons to our daily, collective engagement with both the virtual and the physical, many of the works in the show foreground the material importance of the screen, as a device for communicating lived, bodily experience, and as a site for the sharing of knowledge via the ‘common’ language of images.