Alex Allmont

British artist Alex Allmont uses rhythmic effects to quietly raise attention, drawing upon tipping points in perception to explore the boundary between consonance and dissonance. His work aims to sustain moments of realisation as stable states emerge in dynamic systems.

His kinetic LEGO sculptures originated during his MA at Oxford Brookes as part of his practice integrating sound, music and performance. His exhibited work is playful in nature and uses site to gently inform context rather than specifying motives. This makes them accessible to a broad audience, spanning art, science, history and education.

His latest work derives from questions on the relevance of the performer in sound art and music, and the relationship between them and the audience. Each piece is wholly deterministic but exhibits flaws that bring a human quality to the sound. Rather than being present in person, a performer is invented in the mind of the audience, of fering a more personal and internal exploration of sound.

Alex’s work has been exhibited at BEAM, Raven Row, the Museum of the History of Science, the Mechanical Art and Design Museum, Festival of the Spoken Nerd and AudioGraft. His present research at Brookes investigates the inference of structure from transitional states, such as polyrhythm drifting out of phase, how we perceive these rhythms, and new ways of interacting with them.

OXYGEN: Artist Membership Programme

The above artist has enrolled in Kinetica Museum’s artist member programme

Kinetica’s membership scheme was launched in November 2010, and aims to provide Kinetica with the opportunity to extend it’s artist network whilst fostering emerging talent. Oxygen members are entitled to a profile on the Kinetica Museum’s website, and gain access to Kinetica’s interim exhibitions as well as our networks. This year Kinetica is focusing on an international tour, our artist members will have the opportunity to be involved and submit work for the following tour. In December 2013, a group of Kinetica’s Artist Members will be selected for a member’s exhibition in 2014. For more information on our artist membership scheme, please visit the MEMBERSHIP section on this website.