Portfolio

Private Projects:


The Oracle is a sound reactive light installation in the form of a giant low-poly 3D head. The Oracle lights up in time to surrounding music. The patterns change and evolve driven by bass, rhythm and volume. The Oracle was previewed at the Wonderfields 2018 and is being evolved and grown in to a bigger sculpture for Boomtown and Shambala 2018. For a progress gallery of this project click here.

The Gentleman Octopus is a sound reactive light installation in the form of a giant octopus. Surrounded by friendly light up EL wire sea creatures, The Gentleman Octopus lights up in time to surrounding music. The patterns that morph around the body like real octopus chromatophores are driven by bass, rhythm and volume. The Gentleman Octopus was presented at the Shambala Enchanted Woodlands 2016, Beautiful Days 2017 and TrueFest 2017. For a more detailed description of this project please click here.

Decibrain is a sound reactive light installation made up of an animatronic eye, light up headphones and giant brain with light up synaptic activity. Decibrain was presented at the Shambala Enchanted Woodlands 2015.


Animeyes is an animatronic robotic installation of large mechanical winged eyes that light up and move in reaction to their environment. Animeyes was presented at the Shambala Enchanted Woodlands 2014 and Lochness & Friends exhibition at the Tobacco Factory Bristol 2014.


Collaborative Projects:

Gromits Unleashed 2 – Oceans 1&2 During the summer of 2018 we collaborated with the University of Bristol to design and build two interactive Gromits for the Aardman Grande Appeal sculpture trail. More details can be found here.

MilkPixel Milk Pixel is an interactive sculpture made of coloured light and junk (old plastic milk bottles). The colours of light shining from within the bottles change and react as you move in front of Milk Pixel. Sometimes the colours will change and patterns emerge for no reason at all. Milk Pixel has many different ways of interacting with people and you are never sure which method it will choose next. Milk Pixel lets you see that even junk can be fun and beautiful. This project was presented at Shambala 2013 & ArcTanGent 2013. It is a collaboration with Adam Spiers, and Jason Welsby.


Consultation Work:

The Gentleman Octopus Ltd. is available for consultation work. We offer skills including the following and more;

• Interactive sensing and actuation through light, sound and movement
• Computer aided design and simulation
• Electronics development
• Mechanical design and build
• Software development

For examples of some past projects click here.