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Illumini is planning more events, and is looking for artist's, from all genres, including performance, that use light in their work.

We also offers work placement opportunities for artists.

Illumini, offers great advertising packages for companies, that would like to be part of an exciting event, that attracts a large and wide audience.

For further details please contact Jane Webb via the contact page.

MARTIN RIESER Collaborating artists Ximena Alarcon & Kasia Molga

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Category: Visual Artist
Location: Leicester / Bristol
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Mobile Phone Art - 'Riverains'

Riverains creates a story trail along Old Street and Shoreditch High Street, accessible through user's mobile phones. It maps both the imaginary underground world of the Riverains and London's history onto the urban landscape.

Riverains are souls tied to watery energies, running under our cities in rivers, cables, sewers, tunnels and caves. They travel unseen by these invisible routes and cluster around sites of their past experience.

Through GPS location sensing and barcode code reading, participants can use their mobile phone to discover this hidden underground world, which will correspond to real locations in Shoreditch. These align with the sites of past events such as the Ripper murders. Participants can use the Riverains voices to find those sites and fully experience these narratives.


Martin Rieser has a remarkable knowledge and interest in many areas from being an artist in many mediums, writer and Professor of Digital Creativity at De Montfort University. His Successful career has shown a huge interest and talent in electronic art. In 1988, he exhibited at the first International Society of Electronic Artists conference held in Utrecht.1989 he curated the first International exhibition of digital printmaking, as well as curating Martin has also been on the panel of judges for a number of International exhibitions in electronic art, including arcade 2, Electronic Eye.

By 1990 he had created an interactive exhibition utilising giant digital panels and interactive sound installations with an accompanying multimedia program on the theme of the Electronic Forest. This was one of the first such installations of its type and prototyped the connection of such exhibitions to the internet.

Martin has wrote several papers and publications through out his career and collaborated with many artists and architects, including the ambitious Millennium project called Orbit for Bristol. And Artists known as the Ship of Fools using the subject of mythologies to explore the full range of narrative and visual interfaces in interactive media in a piece called Labyrinth.

His current research project Triple Echo won an AHRB award and involves a three screen interactive video depicting a love triangle based on the Orpheus legends. Other recent projects using mobile technology include Riverains -a locative experience for Manchester and The Third Woman -an interactive mobile film game for the emobilart european scheme

Currently Professor of Digital creativity at the IOCT at De Montfort University . He was employed by Bath Spa University at Bath School of Art and Design as a Professor of Digital Media, was Principal Lecturer in Digital Media at Napier University in Edinburgh at the Department of Photography, Film, and Television 1997-2000. in post as Senior Lecturer in Electronic Media at UWE Bristol between 1986 - 1998 He set up one of the first post-graduate courses in the country in Digital Art and Imaging at the City of London Polytechnic, now the London Guildhall University 1980-85

Collaborating Artists

Kasia Molga is a practising interdisciplinary artist, living and working in London. She studied Fine Arts and Animation in Academy of Fine Art in Poznan (MFA), Poland and Interdisciplinary Design in Central Saint Martin College of Arts and Design in London (MA), UK. She also studied film and video in the latter college (1998).

Her practice combines traditional media such as painting, drawing and traditional animation with cutting edge digital interactive and mobile media.

Through her pieces she questions viewer's attitude towards conventions of understanding and defining the concept of “art”, while introducing new way of experience using modern technologies. Quite often she takes accepted definitions of various art forms step further, pushing boundaries of expression and perception of work of art. Her visual work mainly explores notion of Interconnectedness as ephemeral compassionate bonds among people entwined with the Universe.

Ximena Alarcón, born in Bogotá – Colombia, in 1972. A multimedia artist and researcher specialising in soundscape, collective memory and interactivity. She completed a PhD in Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University in 2007 and has been expanding and implementing her research at De Montfort's Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT), while gaining an Early Career Fellowship award given by The Leverhulme Trust. Ximena has exhibited in Paris, Boston, Mexico and now London.

Her latest works is sounding underground, this practice led research project studied commut­ers' perceptions of their daily - life soundscape in underground public transport systems, taking case studies of Paris and México City as counterparts of the London Underground. The results of this eth­nographic study form the basis for the creation of a ‘score' that becomes a user's interface in an Internet - based sonic environ­ment: Sounding Underground. The score is com­posed of spaces from each city, such as Entrance, Tickets, Corridor, Platform and Carriage, aunique space from each city, and four shared spaces, such as amplified voice, steps, doors, andtrains arriving (see attached images). Each space is subdivided by categories, based on the selection of sounds made by commuters, and on the path that they take to complete their metro journey.

This approach strives to make commuters contribu­tors in the creation of these environments, and furthermore performers and narrators of their com­muting experience. The user can access to the sonic environment and have a unique listening experi­ence

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Above images copyright of Martin Rieser 2010