advanced beauty

A screening programme of audio-reactive 'video sound sculptures' inspired by synesthesia. An international collaboration curated by Unviersal Everything

advanced beauty is an exploration of digital artworks born and influenced by sound, an ever-growing collaboration between programmers, artists, musicians, animators and architects.

The collection is a series of audio-reactive ‘video sound sculptures’. Inspired by synesthesia, the rare, sensory experience of seeing sound or tasting colours, these videos are physical manifestations of sound, sculpted by volume, pitch or structure of the soundtrack.

The films embrace unusual video making processes, the visual programming language processing, high-end audio analysis and fluid dynamic simulations alongside intuitive responses in traditional cell animation. each artist was given the same set of parameters to work within; to start, finish and exist within a white space, creating a seamless coherence, all sculptures sharing the same white environment.

Curated by design studio Universal Everything and musician Freeform, advanced beauty is an international collaboration, taking in a family of artists from London, Russia, New York, Japan, Buenos Aires, Glasgow and San Francisco.

Artists include Robert Seidel, Carl Burgess, Karsten Schmidt, Universal Everything, Mate Steinforth, Robert Hodgin, Jelle Feringa, Marc Kremers, Pandapanther, Thomas Traum, Paul Simpson, Maxim Zhestkov, Tom Scholefield, Paul Emery, Alex Peverett and Peppermelon.

Approximate run time: 44 minutes