Paul Gittins


 I am currently developing a collection of self playing musical instruments, powered by clock motors, oak apples hit the strings with a two second beat creating an endless rhythm. 

Using torch light and oak apples I have designed a number of lighting systems that use the same principle to create animation on a translucent surface, Bakelite , sand, etc.

I make cellular shadow screens, hundreds of paper pixels divide projected light into various patterns, larger screens are used for a shadow shows using colour and video projection, performers create animated imagery as they interact with the light.

Smaller versions are used to transform TV light into an endless stream of abstract form and colour.




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Location Stourbridge, West Midlands
Activities Practice-based research, Participatory projects, Events management, Film-making
Artforms / type of project Installation, Live Art, Mixed Media, Performance, Sound

News & Events

  • Time and Motion Flatpack Film Festival

    Millennium Point – Atrium Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

    Exhibiting cellular shadow screens, interactive animation system containing hundreds of paper pixels that divide projected light into hypnotic pattern. Soundtrack played by self playing instruments.

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  • Oak Apple Orchestra

    Scary Canary, Victoria Passage, Stourbridge, DY8 1DP

    Automatic music, created by battery powered clock motors. interactive light show with shadow screens 6pm -9pm Sunday 13th October

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