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Peter William Holden

Peter William Holden

area: Media Art

Autogene © Peter William Holden

Key Facts

nationality

Great Britain

area

Media Art

residence

Leipzig

recommending institution

freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

time period

June 2013 - June 2013

I am exploring ways of dissolving the boundaries between cinematography and sculpture. My recent investigations of this theme have involved computers and mechanical elements to create mandala like installations. These installations are my medium and I use them to create ephemeral animations...............

I believe this fascination with moving imagery and the transformation of objects stems from my youth where early home computers of the 1980s gave me a glimpse into the wonderful world of applied mathematics. On these computers it was possible with simple codes to generate fantastic abstract patterns and sounds and that encounter destroyed forever the boundary in my mind between abstract and real. Dance also plays a significant role in my work; I was drawn to it through electronic music. Electro with its synthesized sound introduced me to break-dance and my soul was captured by the beauty of choreographed physical movement. I want to try and capture and consolidate these experiences and produce sculptural installations which appear to have more in common with the silver screen and virtual world of the computer than reality.



[Selected Exhibitions]

2012
DIGITAL MARRAKECH FESTIVAL, Marrakesh, Morroco. www.digitalmarrakech.org
NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Dundee, Scotland www.northeastofnorth.com
3rd Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium, Beijing, China. www.tasie.org.cn
Festival de Danse et des Arts multiples de Marseille, France. www.festivaldemarseille.com

2011
Monaco Dance Forum, Monaco.  www.monacodanceforum.com
Scène Nationale de Montbéliard, France.
Festival TransAmériques. Montréal Canada. www.fta.qc.ca
Bouillants #3. Cultural center Le Volume, vern-sur-Seiche, France. www.bouillants.fr
FESTIVAL DES SOURIS, DES HOMMES 2.1. Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, France.

2010
“Dance Machines” Lille3000, France. www.lille3000.eu
RIAUS, Royal Institute Adelaide, Australia. www.riaus.org.au
VIA Festival, Maubeuge France. www.lemanege.com
EXIT Festival, Créteil, Paris France. www.maccreteil.com

2009
Amber`09 Technology and Arts Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.  www.09.amberfestival.org
Time-Based Art Festival, Portland Oregon USA.
Incheon International Digital Arts festival, South Korea.  www.indaf.org
WRO Expanded City Media Art Biennale, BWA Awangarda gallery, Wroclaw, Poland. www.wrocenter.pl
Lateral Movement: Art & the moving image The Media Resource Centre and Big Pond Adelaide Film Festival, Australia.
VideoDansa, Barcelona, Spain.  www.nu2s.org

2008
First Prize category Media Art. 13th CanariasMediafest. Gran Canaria International, Spain. www.canariasmediafest.org
“Move” Digitial Arts Festival. Coruna, Spain.
boDig 08 festival, Istanbul, Turkey.
Kapelica Gallery Ljubljana, Slovenia.  www.kapelica.org

2007
“La scène dans tous ses états”, [ars] Numerica, Montbeliard, France.  www.ars-numerica.net
Technologically Expanded Dance, Lisbon, Portugal.  www.tedance.com
E-Art Festival “Digital Art & Magic Moments”, Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai, China.
Le monde est plein d’images, Hochiminh Ville, Vietnam.  www.lemoisdelimage.net
Almost Cinema, Gent, Belgium.  www.vooruit.be
Robodock, Technology & Arts Festival, Amsterdam, Holland.
Goodbye Privacy, Festival Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.  www.aec.at
Museo Municipal San Telmo, San Sebastian, Spain.
"Kunst Ist Kein Spass" 24-Stunden-Ausstellung, GalerieRieRiemann, Leipzig, Germany.

2006

XIX Biennal d'Eivissa, Ibizagráfic'06, Museu d'Art Contemporani d'Eivissa, Mencions Honorífiques
"MatchMaking", Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, Norway.  www.matchmaking.no
"entre danse et arts plastiques" , Marseilles Museums (cinéma Le Miroir), France . www.videochroniques.org
Kultur Leioa Pasabidea, Bilbao, Spain.



[Awards]

First Prize category Media Art.
13th CanariasMediafest. Gran Canaria International,
Festival of Digital Art and Cultures.

Mencions Honorífiques
XIX Biennal d'Eivissa, Ibizagráfic'06
Museu d'Art Contemporani d'Eivissa,

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[Bibliography]


Press

Liberation (Fr)
Via, dextres machine
By Marie Lechner
9th March 2010

Art Actuel (Fr)
Dancing Machine
By Aude de Bourbon Parme
March 2010

The Independent (Uk)

China embarks on a new cultural revolution with celebration of digital arts
By Christina Patterson
1. November 2007

Die Welt (De)

Der Mensch ist nur da ganz Mensch, wo er spielt: Die Linzer "Ars Electronica" ........
Im Visier des Großen Bruders
Von Ulrich Weinzierl
12. September 2007

Die Presse (De)

Donauwalzer mit Prothesen
Von Anne-Catherine Simion
06. September 2007

TV


2010

Tracks - Dance Machine - Das ist Maschinenswing! - ARTE

Projectinfo

Exhibition FACELESS at the invatation of Bogomir Doringer. (Installation SoleNoid).

During the residency I also plan to work on a project:

Also sprach Zarathustra,
Homage to the light bulb, a choreography of 8 light bulbs.

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