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Charles Gershom

Artist/Maker/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 enjoyed 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".

I am an avid supporter of the arts as an educational and well being tool. Working in Schools and communities to share ideas, and teach creative practice as a way of improving all aspects of day to day life. 

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Workshops

Workshops

Technological Disobedience

For the past 10 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.

Artist Support

Support

If you are an creative practitioner 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

I can provide tuition or services to, make, fix or install all of the above. 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.

Drop me and email at charles.gershom@gmail.com

Profile/Works

Education

BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class)
The University of the West of England, Bristol 
June 2013

Foundation Art & Design (Distinction)
Coleg Menai, Bangor
June 2010

Awards

Emma Sullivan Award
Combining aesthetic skill with
social purpose and awareness of
community
June 2013

Technical Skills

Indesign
Photoshop
Premier
After Effects
Ableton Live
Sound Engineering
Windows
Linux

OSX
Microsoft Office
Arduino
ESP8266
Unity
Java
Embedded C
Visual Studio C#

Max/MSP
Processing.org
EagleCad PCB
Design
Sketchup
3D Studio Max
Blender
3D Printing

Unlimited Sites

VR Developer
Animation
Animatronics
Robotics
UAV Hardware
Developer
Projection Mapping

Selected Projects

Oct 2016 to Present - Creative Practitioner
Lead Creative Schools, Arts Council Wales
Various Locations - Currently Ysgol Gogarth
Creative technologies,

Dec 2018 to Present - Director
Blinc Digital Arts CIC
Conwy, Wales

June 2017 to Present - Unity Developer
The Flying Bedroom Show - Little Light Theatre
Various Locations
www.little-light.co.uk/the-flying-bedroom/

Sept 2017 - Technical Producer
Facilitation Piece for Togetherness 
Mixed Media -  Performance & Film
Monika Oechsler, Chisenhale Dance Studio, London

July 2017 - Technologist & Artist
Vertical Dance Forum, Pontio, Bangor, UK
C#/Unity/Embedded C/ESP8266/Ableton

March 2016 - Sept 2017 - 3D Software Developer
NRG Surveys , Llanfairfechan, UK
C#/Unity/Pointcloud/Spatial Software Development 

2016 - Present - Electronics & CAD Designer
Dragon Rotors - www.dragonrotors.co.uk
CAD Design/Embedded C/PCB Layout/3D Printing

2012 - Present - Sound Artist & Engineer
Host/Operator - www.hostoperator.co.uk
Analog Electronics/Arduino/AV Tech/Ableton/Video Mapping

2013-2016 - Artist/Technologist/Workshop Provider
Glitch/CircuitPHF , Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
Unity/Vive VR/Arduino/Aftereffects/Premier

August 2015 - Technical Producer
Public Address - Video Production, Monika Oeschsler, UWE, Bristol

2013 - Technologist & Curator
Spike Open, The Boiler Room, Spike Island, Bristol

May 2012 - Technologist
Harriet Bowman/Field Song, Audio Installation, Bristol
Embedded C, AVR Development, PCB Design, Ableton

Selected Works

June 2018
Missing Mountain
Installation & Video Exhibition
F Block Gallery
Bower Ashton,
Bristol

April 2018
Trio
Peformance Research
w/Ellie Davies
Pontio, Bangor

March 2018
Accretion Entropy
Audio Performance/Broadcast
Neaudd Ogwen
Broadcast for ‘Exposure’ on
BBC Radio 3

September 2017
Society Of Audio Chronologists
48 Hour Audio Performance
Llawn05 Festival
Llandudno
www.llawn.org

July 2017
Live Audio to Choreography
Vertical Dance Forum
Pontio
Bangor, UK

June 2017
Capacitor Mathematics
Interactive Electronic Sculpture
Wagstaff
Mostyn Gallery
Llandudno, UK

September 2016
Glitch VR Lab
Interactive Virtual Reality Space
Glitch Festival@Mostyn Gallery
Llandudno
www.mostyn.org/cylch

November 2015
Homo_sapiens.GRCh37
Computer Animation
Created for Public Address
by Monika Oeschlser
Cube Cinema, Bristol

September 2015
Sonic Wave Lab
Interactive Audio Installation
LLAWN03 , Llandudno
www.llawn.org

September 2016
Audio Performance
Tribute to Double Beta
Oscilloscope
The Green House
Bangor, UK

November 2014
Sound/Noise Performance
Synthetic Life Group
Temping Failure
The Island, Bristol 

August 2014
Audio Performance
Brazen Grumpy
Grumpy Studios
Manchester

July 2014
Project Tryfan - Host/Operator
Electronic Installation
Ogwen Valley,
North Wales

November 2013
HOMO_SAPIENS.GRCH37.70.DNA
Computer Animation
Beyond Assembling
Mark Deveroux/Federation House
Manchester

March 2013
Sweet Spot
Interactive Sound Sculpture
The Crypt
Bristol

June 2013
Sound/Noise Performance
Synthetic Life Group
The Show 2013
Spike Island, 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
UWE and Chelsea School of Art
Collaborative event
Picture This,Bristol

September 2012
Soundscape Performance
Synthetic Life Group
AVANTGAARDEN
Bristol Diving School,Bristol

May 2012
Soundscape Performance
Synthetic Life Group
Strange Angel,
Southbank, Bristol

March 2011
JizzRazor
Video
(Collaboration with #SaxtonKay)
Duck Stamp
Southbank, Bristol

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