Brainchild is an independent festival that celebrates the work of inspirational young creatives. We began when we were only 19, with the intention of sharing art and ideas on a personal, peer to peer level that was impossible at larger festivals. In order to help these ideas develop we collaborate with many emerging artists to support them in making exciting new work.
For our first Arts Council funded project, Brainchild invited Emily Motto, Ed Haslam and Henry Howe and Jack Dale (who make up Flow Conceptions) to create two original works; the first exhibited at our festival, and the second at Art Licks Weekend.
Responding to Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ the team created three interactive installations in the Brainchild woods. In reaction to the Art Licks theme ‘Finding Solutions’, they reimagined the piece for the confines of Platform, breaking it apart to form ‘Nexus Space’.
Playful hoops frame viewpoints and guide people to tactile glowing orbs which host sensors, triggering sound and light animations. The audiovisual response becomes increasingly complex the more interaction it receives. Viewers can work together to form a collaborative display; a nexus of sound, light and bodies.
The works’ fractured form will be echoed in the breaking down of the animations over 24 frames in the space - the speed per second found in tv/film. This flickering, breathing space will also serve a springboard for a programme of performances and workshops by members of our network.
Goggle-making with Emily Motto
Saturday 30 September, 12 - 1.30pm
Emily invites you to get stuck in and make frames and seeing-devices to explore ‘Nexus Space’
Audiovisual workshop with Flow Conceptions
Saturday 30 September, 2 - 3.30pm
Flow Conceptions explore the technical process and creative thinking used to create interactive, audiovisual installation art
AV double bill by Feeling Blue and Benni Lava
Saturday 30 September, 7 - 9.30pm
Immerse yourself in dark and dreamy moving image, dance and sound as Feeling Blue collective and digital artist Benni Lava respond to the piece
Little Grape Jelly in ‘Nexus Space’
Sunday 30 September, 5 - 6.30pm
Poetry collective Little Grape Jelly open up the limits of digital communication within the installation