Opening Event Sun 2nd August 6-8pm
Open Studio Wed 5th – Sat 8th August 12-5pm
Tom Milnes was resident artist at The Royal Standard for the three weeks, developing a number of projects both inside and outside of the studios. Working in a variety of media including sound, performance, installation and interactive web-based projects, Milnes probes the possibilities opened up by technology in sublime or humorous ways, with works often stemming from initial scientific experiments behind modern technology, reworking, mapping, recreating or explaining what has been discovered.
The live event featured a performance of his work 21st Century One-Man Band, in which the artist uses mobile audio gadgets to create music on the move. This performance was his most ambitious to date, featuring a mix of analogue synths, laptop software and circuit bent toys.
For one week following the event Milnes opened up his studio to the public as he continued to work at The Royal Standard, experimenting with robotics and homemade sequential circuits to animate forms that he developed during the residency.