Venezia Biennale 2019

Venice Art Biennale 2019

The 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, took place from 11th May to 24th November 2019. The Exhibition included 90 National Participations in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice. Four countries – participated for the first time at the Biennale Arte: Ghana, Madagascar, Malaysia …

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 …

The Great Exhibition of the North Closing Ceremony – The Great North Star – September 2018

To Kick off  the final weekend of Great Exhibition of the North there was a performance called ‘Great North Star’ to celebrate and honour the women of the North of England, taking inspiration from the centenary year of the first women in Britain getting the right to vote. This impressive finale features projection, sound, lighting, pyrotechnics, dance, performance and music. …

Blue Planet in Concert – Bluedot festival – BBC Earth and The Hallé Orchestra – July 2018

The award-winning Blue Dot Festival opened its doors for the first time with The Blue Planet in Concert, performed by the Hallé Orchestra to kick off a brand new family four-day format. Conducted by Ben Foster, the show combines live music against a backdrop of remarkable footage from the original Blue Planet 2001 television series, produced by the acclaimed BBC …

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 …

Semiconductor – Halo – June 2018 – Arts Basel, Switzerland

HALO is a large scale immersive artwork which embodies Semiconductor’s ongoing fascination with how we experience the material world through the lens of science and technology. Back in 2015, Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt undertook a 2-month residency at CERN in Switzerland. While filming the colossal site and interviewing researchers and physicists, they spent some of their time seeing if …