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Chasing Nimbus

Residencies, AND Festival 2012: Project Nimbus / Dave Lynch (2012)

Artist, director and inventor Dave Lynch appeared at AND 2012 to showcase his research project Project Nimbus, which was the exploration of digital and analogue techniques to project moving images onto clouds from the ground, sea level and aircraft including: planes, paragliders & hot air balloons. Aiming to deliver multiple projection installations onto clouds, cooling towers, steam trains and urban vents. Lynch has been developing his ambition to deliver multiple projections onto water vapour canvases including urban vents, cooling towers, steam trains and clouds.

The experimental projection devices fuse old and new methods developed from ubiquitous technology. The project is the realisation of 5 years research to experiment with some of the theoretical ideas and prototypes developed through conversation and collaboration with a host of contributors including a weapons expert, chemical physicists, cultural theorists, artists, makers, pilots, sailors and cloud appreciators.

You can read about his prototypes and collaboration with weapons experts, scientists, artists, makers, pilots, sailors and cloud appreciators at the Project Nimbus website.

The experiments were initially through a residency co-commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices and Octopus. ANd have since received further support from Royal Society of Chemistry and the University of Leeds Chemistry Department.