HENRY DRIVER

NEWS

 

UPCOMING & RECENT
Outpost Members Show, Outpost, Norwich, UK, 10th November - 17th December 2017
a latent reality, Barbican, London. UK 7th November 2017
PLUG IN: Lecture, Smiths Row, University of Suffolk, UK. 28th September 2017
Float, Firstsite, Colchestor, UK. 9th September 2017
Subversions of Reality, MUTEK,
Place des Arts Montreal, CA. 22nd-27th August 2017
alt.barbican discussion with Milieux, MUTEK, Montreal, CA, 23rd August 2017
alt.barbican, Barbican & The Trampery, London, UK. May - October 2017
Pattern Recognition Exhibition, Vector Festival, InterAccess, Toronto, CA. 14th July - 12th August 2017
Virtual & Augmented Reality R&D funded by Collusion, Cambridge. February - June 2017

 

Outpost Members Show 2017


My video 'Mimic' is part of this year's Outpost Members Show, open untill the 17th December. Come check out
the eclectic and exciting selection of works. More info here

 

A. Latent. Reality, Barbican, 7th November 17

I am delighted to be showing work in 'A . Latent. Reality.' at the Barbican, please
find more info below and book your free ticket here.

"A. showcase of five artists exploring the intersection of art and technology through installations, ambisonic
sound, video and performance.

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning bring you cutting-edge pieces from emerging artists who took part in
alt.barbican, an artisitc development programme specially for those working at the intersection of art, technology
and entrepreneurship.

The works shown explore the ways digital tools can reveal hidden, or latent mechanisms in our perceived reality,
using innovative artistic formats and ask how we might use this knowledge to challenge our perceptions and
everyday experiences.

Artists from alt.barbican include:

Dries Depoorter
Henry Driver
Magz Hall
Jasmine Johnson
Ling Tan
They will be joined by Canadian artist Lucas Paris for this one-night only showcase event."

 

PLUG IN: Lecture, Smiths Row, University of Suffolk, 28th Sep 17

I will be presenting a new project for this lecture series, for more info click here.


Float, Firstsite, Colchestor, UK, 9th Sep 17


On the 9th of September I showed a special multi channel video wall version of Mimic at Firstsite for their
digital arts event Float. Utilising Firstsite's eleven screen video wall.


Subversions of Reality, MUTEK, Montreal, CA , 22-27th Aug 17

Subversions of Reality open from the 22nd to the 27th August, part of MUTEK festival, Montreal, on Show at Place
Des Arts. Mimic (2017) was exhibited for the show. Many thanks to Barbican, MUTEK, British Council and The Trampery.

 

Check out this interview by CLOT Mag to find out more on my research interests and alt.barbican
Available here

 

alt.barbican presentation and discussion with Milieux Institue for arts, culture and technology

As part of MUTEK festival I presented and discussed my recent interactive work 'Simulate to Sell' with Bart Simon,
Director of Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology & Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre (TAG).
It was a pleasure to discuss my work with Simon and many thanks to the British Council, Barbican, MUTEK, Milieux
and The Trampery. Photograph by Trung

 

Pattern Recognition, Vector Festival, InterAccess, Toronto, CA

I am delighted to announce I will be exhibiting at Vector Festival in their flagship exhibition!

Pattern Recognition
InterAccess, Toronto, CA. 14th July - 12 August 2017
Ben Bogart, Henry Driver, Samantha Fickel, Molleindustria, and Jordan Shaw

This year, Vector's flagship exhibition explores the mediation of human perception through algorithms and
machines. It features new works by artists based in Canada, the US, and the UK, including Virtual Reality pieces,
video installations, interactive sculptures, and digital environments. Together, the works shown raise questions
such as: What might it mean to see ‘like’ a machine? Do LED screens have optical nerves? What kind of vision
emerges when artists attempt 'close readings' of software code? How do artificial intelligences perceive their
surroundings, and how do they make sense of narratives about AI? Is the social and political meaning of images
lost when such images are simulated and commodified? As in previous years, the exhibition showcases both
emerging and established artists, and brings into dialogue an exciting mix of creative perspectives that
experiment with new and established digital technologies.

PATTERN RECOGNITION: FIVE YEARS OF VECTOR

NOW CELEBRATING ITS FIFTH YEAR, VECTOR FESTIVAL SHOWCASES EMERGENT, CRITICAL, AND
EXPERIMENTAL NEW MEDIA ART. THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP FEATURES OVER 27 LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL
ARTISTS SHOWCASED IN PANELS, PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS, AND WORKSHOPS THAT WILL TAKE
PLACE AT SITES ACROSS TORONTO INCLUDING ARTSCAPE YOUNGPLACE, ELECTRIC PERFUME, BLACK
CAT ARTSPACE, CELEBRATION SQUARE MISSISSAUGA, LOOP HOLE GALLERY, AND INTERACCESS.

Exhibition info
Festival programme
Tickets for events, screenings, performances and workshops

 

alt.barbican




I am delighted to announce that I have been selected for alt.barbican!

"We can now announce the inaugural cohort of five artists selected for alt.barbican, the major new accelerator for
innovative artists working at the intersection of art and technology in partnership with The Trampery.

Over 230 practitioners applied to the programme and the selected artists, Dries Depoorter, Henry Driver, Jasmine
Johnson, Ling Tan and Magz Hall were all asked to respond to the theme of ‘the subversion of reality’ with proposals
for a broad range of projects including mobile apps, projection mapping, voice manipulation and wearable technology;
exploring subjects as diverse as privacy and surveillance, body image, representations of gender and globalisation.

Delivered in partnership with MUTEK, the British Council, and the National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio,
alt.barbican is a response to an increasingly fluid creative landscape. As new technologies open up previously
unimagined expressive possibilities, alt.barbican’s six-month programme presents a new model of artistic support,
drawing from entrepreneurial startup culture, to help emerging artists develop their careers." Barbican

To find out more check out Barbican's press release or FAD Magazine's coverage.



Splintered Binary, Gossamer Fog, London. Open till 30th April

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of Splintered Binary, the exhibition will be open until the 30th April.
Featuring two works of mine: Second Skin (2016) and Mimic (2017) a new piece developed from my recent residency
with Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts & Norwich University of the Arts at St.Marys' Factory.

Come check it out, great selection of artists on show!

Anne de Boer / Elliot Dodd / Henry Driver / Gibson/Martelli / Will Kendrick / Charley Peters / Caspar Sawyer


Art and Technology: an artist’s journey (Collusion R&D Article)

Check out this great article by Pete Naughton, covering the beginning of my journey conducting R&D into
critical/innovative uses of VR and AR with Collusion. So far I have been exploring experimental video game
design and animation, in preparation, for further development with VR and Microsoft Hololens (Augmented reality).

 

Splintered Binary, Gossamer Fog, London

I am delighted to say I will be showing works as part of the upcoming exhibition Splintered Binary, at Gossamer
Fog, Deptford, London. The show will be on from the 31st of March till the 30th April 2017.

 

Virtual & Augmented Reality R&D funded by Collusion

I am delighted to announce that I will be conducting research and development into innovative and critical uses
of virtual and augmented reality. The R&D is very kindly funded and supported by Collusion, a Cambridge based
not for profit company working at the intersection of arts, technology and human interaction. Stay tuned for more
updates.

 

Dark Body Dark Identity: Spektrum, Berlin

Second Skin II will be shown as part of Dark Body Dark Identity at Spektrum, Berlin curated by Alfredo Ciannameo.
17th- 19th March 2017.

 

On Screen: Commission for e-Luminate Festival by Cambridge Assessment

On Screen: Henry Driver

On Screen (2017) A newly commissioned work by Cambridge Assessment, utilising surveilence technologies to create a multi
channel live interactive video installation. The two pieces were exhibited at Cambridge Corn Exchange as part of e-Luminate
festival.

 

Collusion: Data-Culture Lab Residency

From the 16th - 20th January, I took part in Collusion's DataLab residency in Cambridge, an intensive week of
workshops, talks, seminars, research trips and presentations focussing on data.
Above is an image created from one of the workshops, visualising data as Minecraft landscapes.

 

POSTHUMAN, Pecha Kucha presentation, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge University, 28th October

Posthuman PechaKucha* is a collaboration between ten contemporary artists and researchers working at the intersection
of cultural, scientific and political developments of the posthuman. 28th October, Cambridge University.

 

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Residency

Henry Driver: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Residency

Work from my recent graduate residency at St.Mary's Works, Norwich through Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is now live.

 

Grove Projects Residency

Henry Driver: grove residency

Work from my residency at grove this September is now online here, as well as images from the event here.


MA Show


MA Show at Norwich University of the Arts. Catch my Masters project 'Second Skin'.


Aesthetica Exhibition Tour & Interviews

Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 from Aesthetica on Vimeo.

Check out this video for a tour of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, as well as, artist interviews including one with myself.

 


I am delighted to say that I have been selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2016.
Find out more here.

 

Adhoc interview out now, check it out here

 

DAZED & CONFUSED: Feature

DAZED & CONFUSED: Feature
"This guide brings together art’s next big names
The XL Catlin Art Guide and exhibition, curated by Justin Hammond, showcases this year’s most exciting creative graduates"

 

XL Catlin Guide, London Art Fair

Come check out the XL Catlin Guide at the London Art Fair, 20-24th Jan. Very excited to be included in this.

 

STENTOR, Screening at Torreloft, Copenhagen, 20th Dec

I wll be showing two films at STENTOR, a screening of physical and psychedelic films. At Torreloft, Copenhagen. 20th Dec.
Documentation below


Selected for the XL Catlin Guide 2016


Delighted to announce that I have been selected for the XL Catlin Guide 2016 to be published and launched at the London Art Fair 2016

The new edition of the XL Catlin Art Guide 2016 will present thirty exceptional new graduate artists, selected from UK art schools by curator Justin Hammond. Over the last seven years, this fully illustrated limited edition book has become established as an indispensable reference for followers of contemporary art. Identifying prevailing and future trends, this beautifully produced annual volume has become a collectable item in its own right.

Each year, Hammond tours the BA, MA and PG Dip final shows, searching out his pick of the most promising new artists. He follows up with a series of studio visits and artist

Highlights include Jude Crilly and Jamie Fitzpatrick from the MA Sculpture programme at the Royal College of Art. Riikka Hyvönen (BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths), Jane Hayes Greenwood (MA Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School) and Rebecca Ackroyd (Royal Academy Schools) make the final thirty, while schools from outside London including Leeds, Norwich and Falmouth are represented by Jack Otway, Henry Driver and photographer Joseph Ball.

The full list of this year’s ones to watch will be revealed in January when the XL Catlin Art Guide 2016 is launched at the London Art Fair 2016, alongside an exhibition of work by selected artists.

 

Whitechapel Gallery, Open Screenings

26th November I will be screening and discussing my work Drone at Whitechapel Gallery as part of Open Screenings

 

Phantom, Firstsite

 

 

Selection of works on show as the guest visual artist.

 

Phantom, Firstsite 30th October

Special Guest Visual Artist


I would like to invite you to Phantom an evening event at Firstsite on the 30th October, 7.30-10.30pm
For the event Firstsite will be blacked out and transformed by projections, installations and performances.
I am delighted to announce that I will be the special guest visual artist for the event and will be showing a collection of 6 works, consisting of a variety large and small scale multi channel video and projection installations. Revolving around the idea of phantom and themes of virtual illusions.

 

Shortlisted for FACT & Channels 2015

 

BEAMS Festival, Sydney, AUS, 19th Sep

FADE will be on show for BEAMS Festival, Sydney at the Gaffa gallery as part of an immersive video installation.
Catch it on the 19th September.

 

Radio Interview for STEALTH, Vivid Projects

Interview with Antonio Roberts for the exhibition STEALTH at Vivid Projects now available to listen.

 

Wysing Open Weekend 22nd - 23rd August: New work on show

 

New work will be exhibited for the Wysing Open Weekend, Cambridge, Uk. The work has been created during
my six week period as a Leverhulme Art Scholar at Wysing Arts Centre. Open 22nd - 23rd August, 12-6pm.

 

Nominee for BLOOOM, Award 2015

Six week stay at Wysing Arts Centre has begun.

Work created during this time will be exhibited in the gallery during the Open Weekend 22nd-23rd August

 

 

Stealth: The blur of privacy, the illusion of control

Interview for Imperica regarding the themes of the exhibtion STEALTH, Vivid Projects.
Featuring words from myself, Antonio Roberts, Joseph Delappe and Ryan Hughes.

Read here

 


Degree show piece A Tender Visions wins numerous awards

My degree show piece A Tender Vision, has been awarded the Vice Chancellors Commendation as well the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society Award the exhibition is open till 7th July, opening times here. The work is situated in Guntons Basement.

 

 

  DRONE - Henry Driver

STEALTH, Vivid Projects, Birmingham
Opening 25th June 6.30 - 8.30pm, general opening 26th June - 11th July, Thurs-Sat, 12-5pm

STEALTH presents recent work by UK and international artists critiquing surveillance culture and the invasive and pervasive technologies that shape our daily interactions. Utilising a variety of media including installations, video, social media and software, the exhibition explores how technology affects and disrupts our perceptions of privacy.

 

 

wysing

 

Delighted to announce that I will be taking part in the six week Leverhulme Arts Scholar summer residency at Wysing Arts Centre.

 

 

Henry & Neil - RGB - The Stew - 12  

 

Live audio visual installation with Neil James Earl for RGB Stew Gallery. Photography by Benjamin Beauchamp

 

 

Catch two of my video works at Tate Britain for Late at Tate, 1st May, 6pm - 10pm

 

RGB

Live audio visual performance and installation at 8.30pm . RGgb, Stew Gallery, Norwich, UK

 

smithsrow

Perpetual Decay (2013) has been selected for Smiths Row Open.
Exhibition open 28th March to 9th May

 

 

 

Lazer Blades [Henry & Neil] Norwich Arts Centre - 07

 

20/01/2015

New audio visual project LAZER BLADES, audio by Neil James Earl and visuals by Henry Driver

Photography by Benjamin Beauchamp at Spectro, Norwich Arts Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

spectro

20/02/15

Neil James Earl and I will be showing off our new A.V project at Norwich Arts Centre, presented by Spectro.

Tickets here

 

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