CHARLES GERSHOM

North Wales Based Artist & Technologist

WHO AM I?

People who have met me will know of my passion and excitement for all things electronic. I have always had an uncontrollable desire to break everything apart to figure out how it works. Thankfully over the past three decades the people around me have indulged this habit, and as a result I have now found a trained fine artist, who happens to wield a soldering iron rather than a paint brush.

 

Throughout my time as a practicing artist, I always ended supporting my colleagues with technology within their art practice. My own style of learning is based heavily around doing things the wrong way, to learn the right. With technology this meant that through my "learning process", I ended up with piles of broken equipment and every so often a single piece of "working" horror show.  I have since developed this method as a teaching tool, "learning through breaking".

WORKSHOPS

Technological Disobedience Workshops

 

For the past 5 years I have been providing a variety of creative technology based workshops, with a special emphasis on electronics and glitch instruments.  My main aim of all my workshops is try and break down the barriers people have engaging with technology and learn that it’s OK to break stuff as its part of learning. Understanding of the components and processes of creative technology is gained an atmosphere of experimental creative play without fear.  It is a philosophy of hands on experiential learning with an emphasis on fun to remove the barriers.

 

These workshops are primarily aimed at artists and any one interested in tinkering. They can also be tailored to work with engineers or corporate training days to encourage a more creative thinking process.

 

Duration:

Approximately 4-6 hours over 1 or two days as required.

 

Age Range:

Excellent for 11+ (Year 7 onwards), GCSE, A-level, university and adult audiences.

Electronics workshops not really recommended for under 10s due to equipment involved

Ideal for groups of 5-15 people.

 

Cost:

Cost varies based on location and duration, but usually is around £250 for a 1 day session + Variable Materials & Travel Costs based on location and workshop requirements.

 

For details just drop me an email at charles.gershom@gmail.com

ARTIST SUPPORT

If you are an artist who is interested in learning about or wants support on any of the following....

 

Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Premier & After Effects

Ableton Live & Sound Engineering

Microsoft Office Suite

Advanced Windows, Linux & OSX Support

Arduino, and physical computing

Unity, Java,C++,C# Development

Pure Data + Max/MSP

Electronic Design,CAD,3D Printing

VR Development

Animation & Animatronics

UAV Pilot & Builder

 

.... then don't hesitate to drop me an email. I always try answer any technical queries and happy to pass on any knowledge that I have picked up through my own experience and learning.

 

If you require a more hands on tuition or want to hire me to make, fix or install your work then just drop me an email and we can sort something out. I completely understand the under funded nature of art and always try to be flexible to work to the means of the project at hand.

 

Contact Email: Charles.gershom@gmail.com

 

ARTIST PROFILE

Awards

 

June 2013

Emma Sullivan Award

Combining aesthetic Skill with

social purpose and awareness of

community

 

Education

 

June 2013

BA (Hons) Fine Art

First Class

The University of the West of England, Bristol

 

June 2010

Foundation Studies Art & Design

Distinction

Coleg Menai, Bangor

 

Employment/Projects

 

Lead Creative Schools Scheme 2016-Present

Lead Creative

Various Locations

 

Dragon Rotors 2016-Present

Electronics & CAD Designer

www.dragonrotors.co.uk

 

GLITCH! 2013-2016

Tech Artist & Workshop Tutor

Various Locations

 

Happy Space Sloth 2013-Present

Founder/Artist/Developer

www.happyspacesloth.co.uk

 

Host/Operator 2012 - Present

Founder & Audio Performer/Engineer

www.hostoperator.co.uk

 

Selected Performances

 

September  2016

Tribute to Double Beta

Audio Performance

Oscilloscope

The Green House

Bangor, UK

 

November 2014

Synthetic Life Group

Sound/Noise Performance

Temping Failure

The Island, Bristol

 

August 2014

Brazen Grumpy

Audio Performance

Grumpy Studios

Manchester

 

June 2013

Synthetic Life Group

Sound/Noise Performance

The Show 2013

Spike Island, Bristol

 

December 2012

Synthetic Life Group

Sound/Noise Performance

Space is the Place

Bristol Diving School, Bristol

 

September 2012

Synthetic Life Group

Soundscape Performance

AVANTGAARDEN

Bristol Diving School,Bristol

 

May 2012

Synthetic Life Group

Soundscape Performance

Strange Angel,

Southbank, Bristol

 

Selected Works

 

June 2017

Capacitor Mathematics

Interactive Electronic Sculpture

Wagstaff

Mostyn Gallery

Llandudno, UK

 

September 2016

Glitch VR Lab

Artist/Programmer

Glitch Festival@Mostyn Gallery

​Llandudno

www.mostyn.org/cylch

 

November 2015

Homo_sapiens.GRCh37

Animation

Created for Public Address

by Monika Oeschlser

Cube Cinema, Bristol

 

September 2015

Sonic Wave Lab

Interactive Audio  Installation

#LLAWN03 , Llandudno

www.llawn.org

Audio Link (BBC Interview)

 

July 2014

Project Tryfan - Host/Operator

Audio Performance/Research

Ogwen Valley,

North Wales

Video Link

 

November 2013

HOMO_SAPIENS.GRCH37.70.DNA

Beyond Assembling

Mark Devroux/Federation House

markdevereuxprojects.com

Manchester

 

March 2013

Sweet Spot

Interactive Sound Sculpture

The Crypt

Bristol

 

November 2012

“Security”

Installation & Performance

Entre Chien et Loup (Part 1)

Bristol Diving School, Bristol

Entre Chien et Loup (Part 2)

Rother Krebs, Linz, Austria

 

March 2012

Field Song

Interactive Sound Sculpture

BBC More Than Words Festival,

Bristol

 

February 2012

Machinic Conscious Shell

Video

The Parlour, Bristol

 

February 2012

Machinic Conscious Shell

UWE and Chelsea School of Art

Collaborative event

Picture This,Bristol

 

March 2011

JizzRazor

Video

(Collaboration with #SaxtonKay)

Duck Stamp

Southbank, Bristol

 

Technologist/Artist Support/Workshops

 

July 2017

On-Site Technologist & Audio Performer

​Vertical Dance Forum

Pontio

Bangor, UK

 

Glitch/CircuitPHF - 2015

Artist/Tutor of Technological Disobedience

Mostyn Gallery

​Llandudno

circuit.tate.org.uk : Glitch

 

Public Address - 2015

On set Technical Adviser

Monika Oeschsler

UWE, Bristol

 

Glitch! - 2013-present

Technological Disobedience Workshops

Host/Tutor

 

Spike Open 2013

The Boiler Room

AV Equipment Install + Co-ordinator

 

Saxton Kay , 2013

Words Device Installation

Programming + Electronics

 

Sarah Spendlove ‘Ellie’ 2013

Animatronic Puppet

Programming + Electronics

 

Moores Law Exhibition 2013

Kinetic Installation

Application Programming

 

Harriet Bowman/Field Song 2012

Audio Installation

AV Equipment Install, Electronic Design & Programming

 

 

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