A lively workshop crash course for those curious about live coding, "Shading", visual/digital feedback and other techniques led by Bradford-based digital art mavericks wetgenes.


As a taster for DRIFT, the unique audio-visual environment that takes over Arnolfini Gallery on Nov 16th, Shi and Kriss aka wetgenes give us a gentle and accessible introduction to OpenGL Shading Language, a programme used to create interactive digital work that responds to improvised movement and sound composition. This includes a history of shaders and how these techniques are used in the industry right now, driving innovation in computer hardware research and development. No prior programming knowledge necessary!

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.


Saturday 20 October 2018


Colston Hall
Colston St


11am - 2pm


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