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Date(s) - 07/03/2015 - 08/03/2015
12:00 am - 7:30 pm

Apiary Studios


Videomapping Workshop 6th Edition: ‘Narrating Structures’ at Apiary Studios, London


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‘Narrating Structures’ is an intensive workshop where we introduce projection mapping.  We will look at diverse techniques for the production of audiovisual projects in architectural spaces and objects and also its application in artistic and creative work

The 2 day workshop is divided in 6 sections.

1- Introduction to mentors and presentation of their work in this field.

2- Study of  multiple videomapping projects.

3- Learning multiple techniques and applying them using the different spaces and structures.

4- Presentation by Reuben Sutherland focussing on methods and tips for visual content production.

5- Projection mapping on different surfaces.

6- Creation and presentation of a specific group project

At the end of this workshop you will be able to create various projections simultaneously,  shape light into objects and spaces, project manage and connect with local and international communities.

This workshop is for visual artists, graphic designers, architects and anybody interested.


About the mentors:

Dr. Blanca Regina Pérez-Bustamante is an educator, artist and curator, based in London.

She is involved in creating mixed media performances, installations and film and is currently teaching at the School of Fine Arts and Music in the University of Kent.

Her research and practice encompass expanded cinema, free improvisation, moving image, photography and audiovisual performance. In 2010, she received a doctorate in Humanities from University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, with the thesis The VJ and audiovisual performance: towards a radical aesthetic of postmodernism.

She has published various texts and conducted several workshops and talks internationally focusing on Audiovisual, New Media and Performance Art (Universidad de Puerto Rico, University of Canterbury, Goldsmiths University, Festival Internacional de Cine de las Palmas, La Creación Electrónica, La Casa Encendida) and she has presented several conferences with AVAcademy in Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia).She is curator at the Live Cinema Foundation and Strange Umbrellas. With Matthias Kispert she founded the Material Studies Group, developing a series of workshops and performances around the production of sound with everyday objects. In 2012, with Steve Beresford, she started Strange Umbrellas, a platform for free improvised music and visual art.

Her performances include collaborations with artists such as Leafcutter John, Steve Beresford and Matthias Kispert. Current works in development include Critical Practice Group in London and Unpredictable, a film about Terry Day.

Gorka Cortázar is a Venezuelan programmer and digital artist, currently based in Madrid.

After studying sociology, Gorka started a successful career in the technology world, focussing on providing creative solutions to communicational problems through computers. During his 12 years career at Merlin (one of the most innovative technology companies in Latin America) he advised on projects for global brands like Warner Channel, Sony Entertainment Television, AXN, Santander Bank and Movistar.

In 2008 he founded Tecné Collective with Rodrigo Arcaya, to explore the boundaries between technology and art. With Tecné Collective, he specialized in real time generative art, applied through projection mapping and architectural lighting.

Tecné Collective shows and installations have been recently featured in Miami, Norfolk, Madrid, Bilbao, Helsinki, Oulu, Eindhoven, Sao Paulo, and Mexico D.F. In the following months they have new installations scheduled in Baku, Doha and Helsinki.

He teaches workshops about programming, generative art and projection mapping in various institutions, including Medialab Prado (Madrid), Istituto Europeo di Design (Madrid) and SESI-SP (Sao Paulo).

Reuben Sutherland is a British VJ, director and visual artist, specialising in mixing up live action and animation.

Sutherland has made music videos for The Doves, Phoenix Foundation and Röyksopp (their single Happy Up Here). He also created videos for the New Zealand based independent record label Flying Nun Records.He has directed various TV commercials through the production company Joyrider.

Together with noise artist Dan Hayhurst, Sutherland formed Sculpture, a visual and musical group which does livezoetrope-video art performances with a record player and a camera. Hayhurst plays improvised music with tape loops and effects equipment. Sculpture has performed in festivals and clubs in Europe, among which ATP was one.

Works of Sutherland are being included in the tenth anniversary documentary about the All Tomorrow’s Party Festival, published by Warp Records.

Sutherland has directed commercials for Adidas, Smirnoff, IKEA, T-Mobile, Orange.

Documentation of previous workshops

Narrating Structures V https://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteemotion/sets/72157649952854028/

Narrating Structures IV https://vimeo.com/110145200

Narrating Structures III https://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteemotion/sets/72157642143278855/

Narrating Structures II http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteemotion/sets/72157633882438741/

Narranting Structures I http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteemotion/sets/72157632992866961/