Former pupil and new media artist Joe Crossley to speak at Indonesian conference
18th May 2017

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil will be taking the stage to give a special talk at a high-profile event.

Joe Crossley, an ex-Bodfari resident who left the school in 1998, now resides in Australia and is a new media artist using light, projection mapping, motion sensors and more to activate public spaces and create large-scale installations.

He has worked with a number of fashion and advertising agencies, in addition to high profile festivals such a Burning Man and VIVID Sydney.

Joe will be presenting a talk at TED X UBUD Indonesia on his work in projection mapping and using it as a tool to create modern ways to communicate, educate, and invent.

Each year his work progresses, seeing multi-award winning collaborations with brands like Intel, and Samsung, in addition to being made Epson's only affiliated Projection artist.

The former pupil will be showing works this year in Ibiza, Burning Man Nevada and Vivid Sydney before launching a Tech start up in late 2017.

In January Joe’s performance was one of the highlights of the much-celebrated Sound and Vision Festival at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

He said: “At Rydal Penrhos I had a music scholarship so I would always be lugging a cello around with a new pickup I had made and playing with what was back then very basic samplers and synths.

“In my twenties I was a DJ, so I was always into the newest devices, effects, and DAW’s, and then projections and stage shows.

“It’s actually quite an unnerving process making the apparatus for real-time art, but it has all gone very well so far and I am looking forward to speaking at the event.”

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