Contemporary AV : Benjamin Rowley

Benjamin Rowley is an abstract film maker whose work is a direct link to that of Norman McLaren, Len Lye, Guy Sherwin and Lis Rhodes. To create his films he draws directly on to the optical track of 16mm film. On playback, this creates the simultaneous output of audio and visuals. The audio and visuals […]

Current AV Work: Ryo Ikeshiro

Ryo Ikeshiro is a Japanese audiovisual artist based in the UK. His aesthetic style could be described as post-industrial using subtle colour textures here and there amongst mainly monochrome visualisations. His use of 3D space in pieces such as ‘Composition: White Square, White Circle’(2013), ‘Construction in Kneading’(2013) and ‘Construction in Zhuangzi’(2012) places him in a […]

Current AV Work: Maxime Corbeil-Perron

Maxime Corbeil-Perron Maxime Corbeil-Perron is a Canadian artist who creates fixed media videos as well as audio-visual installations. His video ‘Ghostly’ (2013), is an audiovisual work inspired by Japanese experimental film. According to Corbeil-Perron, the piece explores the interplay between light and shadow as the camera moves across a space (as stated in the text […]

Some Thoughts on AV Art

Over the past two months I have been researching the influences on and current trends in audio-visual art in an effort to identify the cutting (or bleeding) edge of the art form today. I have undertaken this work as part of my PhD studies on the Arts and Computational Technology programme at Goldsmith’s, University of […]