Sensory Soundpit for the National Science and Media Museum

Artist Di Mainstone, received funding from Arts Council England to develop new work for the Supersenses exhibition, and worked with a team including musicians Mandy Wigby and Howie Jacobs, Bradford based games designers Kriss and Shi Blank, interaction designer Paul Miller and producer Annie Keane. SENSORY SOUNDPIT The Sensory Soundpit is a pioneering instrument for … Continue reading Sensory Soundpit for the National Science and Media Museum

WIRED Innovation Fellow

Di was picked to be one of twelve WIRED Innovation Fellows from around the globe.  The fellows came from a range of backgrounds such as bionic arm builder Samantha Payne, Singer and multi-instrumentalist Gingger Shankar, Sun storm scientist Miho Janvier, AR and VR pioneer Ed Barton, Afghan educator Roya Mahboob, and pashmina goat farmer Babar Afzal. … Continue reading WIRED Innovation Fellow

Cubist Portrait Machine at National Portrait Gallery

A Happening at the National Portrait Gallery, 20th January 2017  Commissioned by  the National Portrait Gallery and curated by electronic musician Martyn Ware, Everything You Can Imagine is Real was a happening that drew inspiration from the Picasso portrait exhibition.  Like Picasso’s circle in Montmartre in the first decade of the 20th century, for one night only … Continue reading Cubist Portrait Machine at National Portrait Gallery

Atmospheric Railway at the National Portrait Gallery

An Interactive instrument – digital and mechanical Sound Travel Engineered by Di Mainstone and Adam Stark Performance by Hollie Miller Commissioned by Re-Animate for the National Portrait Gallery and funded by Queen Mary University of London. The NPG’s wig-heavy halls also provided a great space for happy discoveries like The Atmospheric Railway, a dance act involving … Continue reading Atmospheric Railway at the National Portrait Gallery

Hollipophead

A reflective sound experiment involving Hollie’s head and a mirror By Di Mainstone, and Hollie Miller, Toby Summerskill, Sam Edwards & Adam Stark Holipopheads is a collaboration between Di Mainstone and Hollie Miller. The concept is of a wearable portrait. A girl appears in a space with a suitcase. She opens it to reveal a collection … Continue reading Hollipophead

Human Harp on Brooklyn Bridge

Human Harp is a clip-on instrument that transforms suspension bridges into giant harps By Di Mainstone & collaborators from around the globe and funded by Queen Mary University of London Imagined on the Brooklyn Bridge by Di Mainstone and launched in partnership with Queen Mary University of London, Human Harp is a clip-on instrument that transforms suspension … Continue reading Human Harp on Brooklyn Bridge

Whimsichord at the Barbican

Whimsichord comprises of wearable-sculptures that connect to the body, playfully transforming physical movement into sound By Di Mainstone and Dave Meckin, funded by Queen Mary University of London and the Barbican The Whimsichord is a wearable interactive musical installation that will react to the movement and touch of users (or Movicians) responding with sound. We have … Continue reading Whimsichord at the Barbican

Hydrocordion at the Science Gallery

Hydrocordion is a playful musical device that invites us to become ‘squeezicians’ and compose soundscapes through the manipulation of air and water By Di Mainstone, Louis Mcallum, Nanda Karpong & Richard Shed and Funded by Queen Mary University of London and Dublin Science Gallery Hydrocordion was installed in Dublin Science Gallery in September 2011 for 3 … Continue reading Hydrocordion at the Science Gallery

Shuttleflock

A sound experiment involving Hollie’s head and lots of shuttlecocks By Di Mainstone, Hollie Miller, Tim Murray Browne, Sam Edwards and Toby Summerskill Shuttleflock is a collaboration between Di Mainstone and Hollie Miller. The ideas was to create a sound sculpture out of a shuttlecock! Di found a job-lot of 1970s shuttlecocks in a local … Continue reading Shuttleflock

Serendipitichord at Berkeley Art Museum, California

A sonic prosthetic enabling the exploration of sound through movement By Di Mainstone, Tim Murray Browne and Dave Meckin Di Mainstone and Tim Murray Browne were commissioned to create Serendiptichord for 2009 Creativity & Cognition, Berkeley Art Museum, California. .The piece was funded by Queen Mary University of London. The result of a cross-disciplinary investigation … Continue reading Serendipitichord at Berkeley Art Museum, California

Vi-Regalia at Eyebeam, New York

Combining graffiti, fashion, technology and performance, Vi-Regalia was created as part of Di’s residency at Eyebeam Centre for art and technology in New York City   An exploration of the body through architectural space; Vi-Regalia discovers the hidden narratives that lurk within the everyday. This series of fragmented 2-dimensional structures are left in public spaces, … Continue reading Vi-Regalia at Eyebeam, New York

Peggy-Sue, Eyebeam, New York

Peggy-Sue is a tessellated 2 dimensional structure that can be applied to the neck, waist and head. The piece can be stored on the wall and applied to the body to create inspiring 3D shapes that transform, morph and redefine the human form. A playful structure Peggy-Sue encourages interaction and play. Process Peggy-Sue was created … Continue reading Peggy-Sue, Eyebeam, New York

Vi-Rigami, Eyebeam, New York

An exploration of the body within architectural space An exploration of the body within architectural space; Vi-Rigami is a soft tessellated 2 dimensional structure. Found on the wall and applied to the body, Vi-Rigami can be folded and transformed to morph and redefine the human form. Inspired by the art of origami, this playful structure … Continue reading Vi-Rigami, Eyebeam, New York

Skorpions, XS Labs, Montreal

Skorpions are a set of kinetic electronic garments that move and change on the body in slow, organic motions. They breathe and pulse, controlled by their own internal programming. They are not “interactive” artifacts insofar as their programming does not respond to simplistic sensor data. They have intentionality; they are programmed to live, to exist, … Continue reading Skorpions, XS Labs, Montreal