Co-Lab: Esther Rolinson & Sean Clark on computer programming, digital technology, interaction

Thu 31 January, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Fine Art gallery space

3 deposit required

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Esther Rolinson makes light installations and sculptural works through drawing. Over the last 20 years she has worked nationally and internationally making major permanent public space commissions and exhibiting her large-scale works. Her installations are immersive, extendable structures that can be adjusted to fit diverse environments from light festivals to art galleries. Sean Clark is the Founder and Managing Director of web/mobile developer Cuttlefish, the Director of Leicester arts company Interact Digital Arts, a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University in the UK, and an International Professor at Guangdong University of Technology in China. Over a period of almost 30 years he has worked in the arts, academia and commerce. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and active member of the Computer Arts Society.

The workshop: 

The workshop will look at both the production of illuminated structures and their programming. After a short introduction to their collaborative practice, Esther Rolinson will demonstrate her approach to creating her 3D artworks, with opportunities for participants to make their own light structures using the materials provided. Sean Clark will then show how the LED lighting controllers function and attendees will have an opportunity to program their own patterns using the Arduino software (those wishing to do programming should bring their own laptop).  Students will be able explore how to combine structures with LEDs with the goal of producing an individual light-work by the end of the session.

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Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

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01509 222 948