‘A sound reactive projection mapped paper engineered sculpture set against a changing backdrop go LEDs. This is a progression of the sound flowers installation. It is an interactive sculpture which will have evolving patterns, sequences and colour combinations that will respond in realtime to audio peaks and differing frequencies from the audio spectrum of the surroundings.’
AOISHEEP is Mark Stokes – An award winning British born designer, technologist, photographer, vj and artist that originally trained as an architect but diversified into the Transdisciplinary worlds of multimedia during its pioneering days of 1990’s
His works allow him to explore forms through origami combined with the three dimensionality of space augmenting it through light and projection.
Art and performance is entertainment: to be able to experience the work, as well as to interact with the work is important and one of the keys to breaking down the audience performer barriers that are often created by modern technology.
With influences as diverse as Pink Floyd, Jung, Andy Warhol and Buckminster Fuller, new synergies are synthesised from both traditional and technological structures where multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned.
Ever since being a teenager there has been a fascination with the ephemeral nature of the zeitgeist and the ever advancing thrust of technology.
By evolving the work for each exhibition and pushing the evocative power of the work a little further, he tries to focus on the activity of presenting and engaging the audience. The essential things are the momentary and the intention of presenting while bring back the sprit of performance.
His works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible for the audience to each take away a unique experience.
As intermittent forms become frozen through emergent and critical practice, the viewer is left with a clue to the possibilities of our evolving culture and the progresses in technology revealing insights into the edges of our future.
Mark Stokes currently lives and works in London as part of Aoisheep.
Aoisheep is a cross disciplinary, international group which he leads exploring technology, live performance and 3D augmentation. They create enhanced experiences, architectural concepts, interiors, costumes, lighting installations, experimental performances, technological gadgets and projection mapping installations.
Educated at the University of Stuttgart, University of Greenwich and University of the Arts London, he originally trained as an architect with his projects and interests leading him back to the more artistic, Transdisciplinary roots of the profession, concentrating on the wider aspects of art, design, technology and photography.
His work has been published in Australia, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Singapore, Poland, Taiwan and the U.K. With his work or collaborations being exhibited in Singapore 2000, New York Central Station 2002, in the Singapore Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2006, Burning Man 2014 and the London Design Festival (various years)