- Name: Chris Dennett
- Location: Ulverston, Cumbria
- Type of art: Playful interactive community arts, digital exhibits and websites.
- Aim: To encourage people to create and play rather than passively observe.
- Arch enemy: The sickening sidelining of art and creativity.
- Fighting style: I deploy messy, whimsical, interactive silliness to counter the onslaught of tidy, spreadsheet-driven blandness. Like Arthur Dent lying in front of a bulldozer in a dressing gown.
I’m particularly interested in the awkward bit between the real and digital worlds. Cameras, webcams, microphones and dismantled keyboards bring the real world in, while projectors, screens and robots let the digital world out.
When not arting, I work part-time at CGP Books as a Quirk Ambassador.
Last Human - Coro Shed Project
"Humanity is no more, but LAMO (Local Automated Museum Outpost) Continues..." Part of Coro's Shed Installation Our Earth project.
Kiitsugi - To Mend with oddness
Like Kintsugi, but instead of meaning pottery with gold if we could mend old toys with oddness!
Glasgow National Park City Expedition
Website made for a virtual photo exhibition for the Glasgow National Park City folks.
World Record Foam Pie Fight
On June 18th 2016, Ulverston splatted its way into the Record books by staging the World’s Largest Shaving Cream Pie Fight.
Nella Last Pixel Portrait
A community portrait of Nella Last (Housewife 49) in Barrow Library made from 25,000 ration token stickers.
Kendal Library Pixel Portraits
We made a painted portrait of John Ruskin and a Sticker portrait of Jodie Whittaker.
Doodle and Dance
Throwing shapes and mucking about with my Digital Doodle thing at Doodle and Dance in Carlisle.
The Door of Perception
A digital thing showing people as a cloud of points or a line drawing for Ulverston's Candlelit Walk.
So long, long fish
"So long, long fish" first plot using my Inkscape clone-tinkered tiles. Bit slippery getting the little blighters back into my tiling code, but got there in the end!
We made a web app to weave photos together in strips. With it you can make some interesting interlaced images or print+fold+glue to create a two-faced zig-zag picture thing called an Agamograph
DRAFT Projects to write up
These haven't be written up yet - basically this is our todo list made public!