Wednesday, 7 December 2016

LEVEL Centre: Fractured Ground

LEVEL Centre: Fractured Ground: An audio/visual installation and performance at the Level Centre, Derbyshire, UK created by Karla Jones (Physical Performance/Dance) and And...

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Container - Video Installation

CONTAINER - video installation created for the LEVEL Centre, Derbyshire, UK. This installation is a part of a process to create a video wall for a touring performance entitled SENSE

Monday, 21 December 2015

Traction Sub Bass for a new project

This week I managed to get to Manchester Met. University to meet with Dr Toby Heys (Digital Technologies Research Fellow, Research Centre, MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art) and begin work on the Furniture Music Project (working title).

The project has been developed by Toby and will start with a sound installation at the LEVEL Centre on the 29th of April 2017. Furniture Music is based around creating sound at the edge of, and just beyond, our (human) sensory perception. To do this Toby has been working with some bespoke speakers and had just taken delivery of a TRACTION Sub Bass - see images below.

Toby (Left) & Myself (Right) with the Traction SUB

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Contexts 2015 Festival, Poland

I have just completed Pulse - a four chanel sound installation for Contexts 2015, Sokolowsko, Poland - organised by IN SITU and curated by MaƂgorzata Sady.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Body as Canvas at New Art Exchange

Have just finished installing Body as Canvas at New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK. This is a photographic exhibition comprising 12 prints from the Body as Canvas project. It opens on June 20, 2015 and runs until October 2015.

Four images on the exhibition below:

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Limestone Journeys

A commission to create a new installation to open at Creswell Crags Visitor Centre on the 18th of July 2015. The installation will comprise a 10 minute film mixing images from three locations together with visual art and performance material filmed at the LEVEL Centre(Derbyshire UK). The Limestone Journeys project has been developed as a part of my role as Artist in Residence at the LEVEL Centre.

Karla Henry performing in mud during a R&D session for the project.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Trajectory at LEVEL

Some of the video and audio used for the Trajectory Installation was incorporated into a four wall video projection at the LEVEL Centre in March 2015.  The commission was a part of my role as Artist in Residence at LEVEL and transformed the Centre into a relaxed gallery and club space making use of all of the building.

Friday, 30 January 2015

MIRROR at the LEVEL Gallery

Have just completed the installation of MIRROR [s] at the LEVEL Gallery, Derbyshire, UK. MIRRORS comprises three interactive screens programmed to react as people pass. Each screen is located in the corridor and has an optical camera which is used as a motion sensor as well as a image capture device. This work forms a part of the Inter-ACT + Re-ACT programme at the LEVEL Centre and has been commisioned as a part of my role as Atist in Residence. Images from the screens below.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

SUB Installation at Manchester Met University

The 2008 version of the live video performance entitled SUB, was installed at Manchester Metropolitan University for a day during October 2014. SUB was used to demonstrate the potential of a mobile gallery/installation space within future projects, festivals and events connected to the University [For more info about SUB - see below].

The Mobile Gallery takes the form of a large lorry which deploys to create a 25ft x 25ft space. The space can be completely dark and has programmable LED lighting, video projector points, camera points and flexible points for audio (in and out). It also has disabled access and heating for winter months.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Sponteneous Combustion

A new commission for a multi media production for Sinfonia ViVA. This potentially exciting project has not been finalised yet, but a poster has been designed! The new work will be created with Event FX and as the poster and title suggests, it will involve burning pianos, musicians on roof tops and lots of explosions and flame.


Just completed my first real installation as Artist in Residence at the LEVEL Centre. This multi media event formed a part of the large-scale environmental artwork, DERWENT PULSE created by Charles Monkhouse. This work comprises pulsing spheres flowing along the river Derwent from its source to the point it merges with the river Trent in Derby.

Image above: Light costumes worn by children to create an electric parade for PULSE.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

AKT - Video Installation

Currently working on a new video + audio installation based upon images of the body in performance art events. This project is the result of a collaboration with performer and model Jojo Shaw and will be completed by the end of December 2014. Currently material comprises still images and video taken of improvised live performance events at the Studio @ Via Gellia, Derbyshire and in two rural locations.