Alex May

UK, 1972

Alex May explores a wide range of digital technologies, most notably video projection onto physical objects (building on the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping by using his own bespoke software), also interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance, and video art.

He has performed live video mapping at Tate Modern in London, and for the inauguration of Serre Numérique in Valenciennes, France, and exhibited internationally including at the Eden Project (permanent collection), V&A, Royal Academy of Art, Wellcome Collection, Science Museum, Bletchley Park, Watermans, Goldsmiths, One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela, the Science Gallery in Dublin, Princeton University, University of Calgary (international visiting artist 2016), and the Beall Center for Art + Technology, University of California, Irvine.

He gives talks about many aspects of digital art, digital preservation, and public engagement with social robotics through art (UCLA, USC, School of Visual Arts (SVA) New York, University of Boulder, SUNY, TEDx Bucharest, Chelsea College of Art (in conversation with curator Robert Storr), Waag Society in Amsterdam, ICT2013 European Commission Digital Agenda event in Vilnius, Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, British Film Institute in London, Ahmed Shawky Museum in Cairo) and runs workshops for artists using his own software (UCLA, for Fluxmedia at Concordia University in Montreal, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Istanbul), and gave the 2012 Christmas lecture for the Computer Arts Society.
Alex is a Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence with the computer science department of University of Hertfordshire since 2011, and a Digital Media Arts MA sessional lecturer at the University of Brighton since 2012.



Anna Dumitriu & Alex May: ArchaeaBot

A post singularity and post climate change life form

Residence: Anna Dumitriu & Alex May

The artists will develop their project Archaeabot

Presentation of the installation ArchaeaBot

A project by Anna Dumitriu & Alex May

Future Life. Art, science and technology facing environmental challenges

Round table programme with the participation of María Castellanos, Javier Cristobo, Anna ...

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