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Develop technical and creative skills for instant and engaging results. Led by friendly technologists wetgenes.

Static Art is created to be viewed, consumed and digested by gaze or study, contained in a snapshot. Reactive art advances the medium; its emergent nature evolves according to exposed states, changing and adapting, never stagnant – sentient, conscious.

This workshop gently introduces the OpenGL Shading Language for the creation of interactive digital pieces that will respond to improvised movement and sound composition in both singular and collaborative approach.

You will look briefly at the history of shaders and how these techniques are used in the industry right now, driving innovation in computer hardware research and development.

The workshop will end with a quick show & tell.

Participants will need to bring their own  laptop with a working camera and microphone. No prior programming knowledge is required to benefit from the session.

We will be using ShaderToy for the entire duration of the workshop.

Modern laptops should be able to load the website but please check before coming. Where necessary, we will collaborate in groups.

10am – 1pm

About the Artists

wetgenes are Bradford-based duo and long-term collaborators Shi and Kriss. They are self taught fierce believers of simple, open and accessible tech for all. The symbiotic relationship with computer language allows them to carve visions and dreams in the cold, rational environments of the digital medium; experimenting with the bleeding edge and the obsolete. In doing so, they seek to demystify this process – sharing it with those as curious.

wetgenes believe that Reactive Art advances the medium; its emergent nature evolves according to exposed states, changing and adapting, never stagnant – sentient, conscious to extend and expand our shared common visual language. As opposed to Static Art which is created to be viewed, consumed and digested by gaze or study, contained in a snapshot.

Their recent work has explored neuroscience and synaesthesia, including developing an interactive installation experimenting with sound through touch, visuals and movement via augmented reality using sand, commissioned by the National Science and Media Museum.

A Brief History

wetgenes are Bradford-based duo and long-term collaborators Shi and Kriss. They are self taught fierce believers of simple, open and accessible tech for all. The symbiotic relationship with computer language allows them to carve visions and dreams in the cold, rational environments of the digital medium; experimenting with the bleeding edge and the obsolete. In doing so, they seek to demystify this process – sharing it with those as curious.

wetgenes believe that Reactive Art advances the medium; its emergent nature evolves according to exposed states, changing and adapting, never stagnant – sentient, conscious to extend and expand our shared common visual language. As opposed to Static Art which is created to be viewed, consumed and digested by gaze or study, contained in a snapshot.

Their recent work has explored neuroscience and synaesthesia, including developing an interactive installation experimenting with sound through touch, visuals and movement via augmented reality using sand, commissioned by the National Science and Media Museum.

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.25 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
Telephone: £2.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
In Person: Free

Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be send 10 – 14 days before the show date.

Staying locally

There are plenty of welcoming and good value B&Bs & boutique hotels in Bexhill. The De La Warr Pavilion regularly uses the following :

Travel information
  • By Rail
    Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
    There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
    Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
  • Taxis
    Town Taxis:  01424 211 511
    Parkhurst Taxis:  01424 733 456
  • By Car
    If driving from the London area:
    Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
    OR
    Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
    From the Brighton area:
    Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
  • Parking
    Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free. There is also lmiited free car parking along the seafront.
Accessibility

Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.

Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.

Please contact the Box Office on 01424 229 111 to arrange a visit.

Facilities for disabled visitors

  • Ramped access at the front of the building
  • A low counter at the Box Office and  Information Desk
  • Disabled toilets on two floors
  • A lift to all floors
  • Accessible galleries on both floors
  • An accessible Café
  • Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
  • Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
  • Ramped access into the Studio
  • Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.

Facilities for blind or visually-impaired

  • Large print season brochures

Facilities for the hard-of-hearing

  • An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
  • British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.