John Akomfrah: Ballasts of Memory – Baltic

For the Ballasts of Memory exhibition at the Baltic Art Gallery in Gateshead John Akomfrah showed 3 works, Precarity (2017), The Unfinished Conversation (2012) and Psyche (2012). Akomfrah’s film Precarity, shown for the first time in Europe at the Baltic, expands upon themes and  concerns that appear across all of John’s work: the legacies of slavery and forced human migration …

Venezia Biennale 2019

Venice Art Biennale 2019

Sosu traces the construction, investment in, and ultimate abandonment of glass factories after Ghana’s independence. A sculptural film the installation includes 3 floating screens and many of the glass bottles gathered from the glass factories.  ArtAV installed 3 Optoma ZH510 laser projectors and the synchronized films played back from a bespoke Brightsign playback rack that included Lab Gruppen amplifier and …

Lex Create – Thatcher’s Cider Apple Drop Game

Our in-house workshops and electronics lab facilities allow us to produce custom structures and electronics for temporary or permanent installations when called upon. We received an unusual request from Lex Create, asking us to design and build a portable ‘Apple Drop’ game to be used by Thatchers Cider at outdoor festivals and events. Players who catch the most most foam …

Flat-E, Falling Light – Leeds International Festival

Falling Light was an immersive art installation designed by the studio Flat-e with original music by electronic musician Daniel Avery for the Leeds International Festival. Illuminating the spectacular Leeds Corn Shed, ArtAV provided five Epson EB-L1505U 12k WUXGA Laser Projectors and short throw lenses along with one of our Disguise D3 media servers to projection map onto a translucent horizontal …

Die Walküre, Opéra National de Bordeaux

A brand new production of Wagner’s Die Walküre, the second chapter of the Ring Cycle. Commissioned by Opera National de Bordeaux and premiered in May 2019, this new interpretation was conceived in close collaboration with director Julia Burbach and incorporated an animated visual score throughout its duration. Tal Rosner’s stunning visuals captivated the audience and a highly sympathetic lighting design …

World Economic Forum 2019, Davos Switzerland, Zsolt Balogh and the National History Museum

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is a yearly gathering that brings together Artists, CEO’s, Scientists, Academics and Politicians. Three thousand delegates attend the event that defines priorities and shapes global, industry and regional agendas. The delegates include the heads and members of more than 100 Governments and world influencers such as Sir David Attenborough, The Duke of Cambridge and …

Coal Forest Exhibition, Woodhorn Gallery

Coal Forest sees magical art installations pop up throughout Woodhorn Museum and its colliery heritage buildings and is accompanied by a six month events programme. The Coal Forest Art Trail features work by artists including Brass Art, Crowe & Rawlinson, Laura Ford, Kelly Richardson, Thrussells and Bethan Maddocks. ArtAV Installed two of the key pieces at this exhibition, Song for …

Suspended Island – Jane & Louise Wilson – GEON – June 2018

For the Great Exhibition of the North, Jane and Louise Wilson expand upon the idea of a ‘Suspended Island’, one which hints at the current political flux and the perception of the North East: closer to Scotland but still remaining part of England. This video installation is their first outdoor public commission. In the context of Brexit, the image of …