Bitvert British, b. 1972
Bitvert has a widescreen approach to art that covers projection, audio, moving image and 2D media. Projects include music/sound production and large scale image projection.
Bitvert's paintings are created using projected light stencils. Found media imagery is juxtap osed to form new associations and meaning. A graphic punk/ rave sensibility seeks to provoke the eye and mind. This is coupled with layers of acrylic op posites intended to attract and repel the viewer in an equal measure. These paintings and prints celebrate glitch, colour error and the loss of privacy.
His work with projection evolved from a stint of guerrilla advertising such as the infamous projection of Gail Porter onto the Houses of Parliament. This was followed with a commission for the Turin Biennale to project medical images onto landmark buildings in th e city. Recently, he has been working with The Light Surgeons, the established multimedia collective. Projects have included audio production for 'LDN24' at The Museum of London and music production and performance for 'True Fictions', a live audio/visual performance. (New York/London IMAX/Hong Kong/Belfast/Madrid/Brighton/Milan.
He has also exhibited 'Transmission', a solo show of paintings and prints at the Lebenson G allery in Paris.
Bitvert has performed at Shangri la Glastonbury Festival, Hackney Wicked, Splice Festival and many more live events. He has released an EP and two albums. In (2019) he p rojected images onto London architecture for the release of Thom Yorke’s al bum. ANIMA in collaborating with Tarik Barri and Creative Giants.
He has also curated and performed on the Gas Tower Stage at the pioneering VR ‘Lost Hori zon’ festival during lockdown.