Surface Tension

Simon Le Boggit (Lincoln, UK). :


What generates a sense of place? Is it geography? Is it history? Or activity?  Or imagination? Inherited culture? Learned behaviours? A chaotic collision of these things and more? In a world of limited space, finite resources and competitive incompatibility between world views, a holistic approach to the planet’s ecology would appear to be both essential and sobering. If the human race is to avoid catastrophic decimation of the environment, we must embrace, understand, and somehow reconcile disparate approaches to economics, politics and nature. Surface Tension offers a few minutes in which to embrace the sheer awesomeness of the task ahead…


Surface Tension is a CGI video depicting human-made artifacts endlessly orbiting and tumbling around planet Earth, in a mesmerisingly impossible dance where centuries of disparate ideas chaotically and relentlessly intersect.


Simon Le Boggit is a multimedia artist living and working in Lincolnshire, UK. His CGI videos have been screened at film festivals worldwide – including a large scale mapped architectural projection during Brighton’s White Night festival – and they have also formed the backbone / backdrop for the Tales From The Figment Club stage show performed by his post-punk band Mental Health.

Simon has recently been focussing on the creation of emotional algorithmic music which spontaneously generates moments of “apparent intentionality”, statistically distilled from pure non-sentient chaos. Any emergent melody, harmony and syncopation in his compositions are a product of chance, and the human brain’s compulsion to identify patterns.

Simon’s algorithmic compositions have been performed live, and as acousmatic surround-sound recordings, at music and sonic art festivals in various parts of the world including London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Athens, Barcelona, Vancouver and New York. His ongoing ambition is to explore the possibilities of his compositions being played by soloists, ensembles and orchestras from the world’s vast array of musical cultures.

Balance-Unbalance 2017

Balance-Unbalance (BunB)
is an International Conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between NATURE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities.

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