Aswarm (Ltd) is a transformative public arts company based in the UK, lead by Artist & Sound Designer Thor McIntyre-Burnie. We specialise in site-specific and immersive work, using sound and other sculptural & AV elements to subtly alter our experience of architecture, public space and performance. Our projects range from solo artist works to full production teams, drawing on a tight team of specialists and network of professionals. An aswarm work can be: a bandstand re-awakened as an ear to a historic mound of earth; an exploded orchestra re-activates a victorian mill; a flock of speakers occupy a square, providing a means to walk within the Twittersphere; a derelict piers starling bird colony becomes a touring Ghost Roost; A forgotten Wind Tunnel becomes a quasi religious experience; a Lift a musical playback device & place to play syneasthetic twister; a pile of rubble an instrument to re-work Rites of Spring.
Directed by Thor McIntyre-Burnie, aswarm works in collaboration with a small team of creative professionals and a wider network of artists , makers, designers and performers. The team includes: Chloe Osborne (specialising in Theatre and public outreach); Toby Jarvis (Sculpter and prop maker); Olly Aylmer (Composer and music producer); Martin King (Electrical Engineer and supertechgeek). The wider team includes a number of regular collaborators incl.
This lecture critically re-thinks and re-conceives perspectival space and current forms of representation, i.e. digital media, and constructs custom-made supplementary representational devices. This approach combines an insight into current representational methods and their application in the process of design. In the process both the body and the tools for its conceptualization and represent must be redefined. In this sense if the body is already a place that correlates, via a technological interface, to other bodies, how is this extensity accounted for in visual representations?
George Themistokleous (founder of para-sight) is an architect and lecturer. His practice focuses on the changing relationship between visuality and space-time through emerging media that probe conventional limits between self and self-image, interior and exterior. The visual and written work has been presented, exhibited and published internationally in various platforms.