My Robot Companion

April 12th, 2011

Science Gallery’s latest flagship exhibition HUMAN+ will invite you to consider a future of augmented abilities, authored evolution, new strategies for survival and non-human encounters through a range of installations and laboratories exploring the future of our species. The exhibition opens at Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on April 15th and runs until June 2011.

This major international exhibition draws together a range of installations ranging from a euthanasia roller coaster to the prosthetic head of Australian performance artist Stelarc. HUMAN+ also includes a children’s book illustrating the question on where babies come from in the IVF era to a vision of eternal life through digital means. It also features artist Eduardo Kac’s “plantimal” called the Edunia – a hybrid plant which includes the artists own DNA. HUMAN+ paints a somewhat ambiguous picture of the future of our species. What enhancements will we choose to become better humans? What happens when we live side by side with our robotic companions? How can we author our genetic futures? Find out at HUMAN+

“My Robot Companion” by Alex May (Quadratura Ltd), Anna Dumitriu, Dr Mick Walters and Prof Kerstin Dautenhahn has been commissioned as part of this exhibition and features a series of provocative heads for humanoid robots that consider the various roles they might undertake and the ethical implications of that. The project stems from Dumitriu and May’s artists residencies at The University of Hertfordshire’s Adaptive Systems Research Group.

Chasing Shadows: The Art of Sally McKay

May 13th, 2009

Quadratura have been commission to produce an audio/visual work based on the art of Sally McKay.

It will be on show at the GV Art Gallery in London:

14th May to 20th June 2009
Tuesday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 4pm

Hawklords at The Roundhouse

February 19th, 2009

Quadratura will be doing live visuals for Hawklords at The Roundhouse

UPDATE: This gig has been cancelled/postponed

Animation Decathlon

February 19th, 2009

Quadratura is hard at work preparing for our next public art event, the Animation Decathlon

More details when we get time!!

Out of White – GV art Gallery, London, 22nd January 2009

January 26th, 2009

An audio/visual art installation by Martin A. Smith and Alex May for the “There Is Hope” exhibition at the GV art gallery in London.

It’s a real-time, audio reactive work utilising our new “digital trompe l’oeil” system.

The Hours Of Folly: a Quadratura exhibition

November 29th, 2008

“The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.”
William Blake

An exhibition created by Alex May and Martin A. Smith for Quadratura reflecting on the invisible forces that power and govern our everyday existence.

The walls of the gallery are peeled away to reveal the hidden workings that enable our lives.

In reaction to this, and for the night of the private view only, the outside of the gallery will become a canvas, hiding the structure beneath a projection of colour.

Private View:

Tuesday 2nd December, 2008. 6-9pm (invitation only – contact us if you’d like to come along!)


Wednesday 3rd December – Sunday 7th December 2008
Open 12.00am – 5.00pm Wednesday to Sunday.
Entry Free.


The Muse at 269, 269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR
Nearest Tube: Ladbroke Grove, Bus: 52,23,7,70

Quadratura sponsors The Digital Media Awards South

October 17th, 2008

Quadratura is proud to announce it’s sponsorship of The Digital Media Awards South (DiMAS) that will take place on the 27th of November 2008 in Brighton.

The Digital Media Awards South – run by Wired Sussex – recognise and reward passion, creativity and business genius in the digital media sector in the south of England.

Alex May, Quadratura co-founder and periodic resident of Brighton, will be performing a two-hour live VJ/DJ set at the event, featuring a multi-screen, architecturally mapped, video set-up using Quadratura’s unique software PatchBox.

Kaidan Ghost Story

September 25th, 2008

Quadratura Press Release – for immediate distribution

Haunted Park Walk: Halloween in the Kyoto Garden

Follow the trail of glowing lanterns to reach the haunted Kyoto Garden which, for one night only, will come alive with an eerie recreation of the ancient traditions of Kaidan – Japanese tales of the strange and mysterious.

After the success of the Haunted Park Walk in Holland Park last year, Quadratura was commissioned again by The Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea to create an interactive video and sound installation for Halloween, this time in the Kyoto Garden.

Taking as their theme the ancient game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai (A Gathering of 100 Ghostly Tales)
Quadratura will create an event that is at once haunting, beautiful and evocative.

At these gatherings 100 candles were lit and the players would each tell a ghost story. After each story a single candle was blown out and the room grew darker and darker. The game was an evocation of the spirits and with the extinguishing of the final candle something terrible would be waiting in the darkness.

The Haunted Park Walk will bring ghostly tales to the Kyoto Garden through innovative video projection and spine-tingling sound design.


Friday 31 October 6pm to 10pm


Kyoto Garden Holland Park London W8 (Abbotsbury Road Entrance)

Free Admission

Numbers are limited so please book by calling the Arts Service on 020 7361 3204 or email


Tube: Holland Park (Central) or Kensington High Street (Circle and District)
Buses: 9, 9a, 10, 27, 28, 31, 49, C1, 94 and 148

Note to Editors

Quadratura is a highly innovative and creative video projection and sound design company that utilises a wide range of technologies and techniques to create unique, and often interactive, interior and exterior environments.

Created by Alex May and Martin A Smith for Quadratura, the installation is commissioned by The Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea as part of the ‘Across the Street, Around the World’ festival.

For further information please contact
Alana Pryce (Press) at or Mobile 07940420631
Miriam Nelken (RBKC) at
Quadratura at