(collective) Boredomresearch


Collaborating as boredomresearch, Southampton based Vicky Isley and Paul Smith have gained an international reputation for interrogating the creative role of computing. boredomresearch often think of themselves as employing computer gaming technology to create landscape paintings and life studies that move. Many of their works have been created using modelling techniques similar to those used by scientists to study naturally occurring phenomena. However their aim is to create something new of intrigue and beauty.Currently they are both Research Lecturers in Computer Animation & Computer Art at the National Centre of Computer Animation, Bournemouth University UK.

boredomresearch aim to create engaging digital artworks, developing themes and crossing boundaries between science, art and technology. All their artwork is computer generated and includes interactive artworks, public artworks, online projects/environments, prints and generative objects which have been shown both nationally and internationally at events such as FILE Prix Luz São Paulo (2010), SIGGRAPH08 Los Angeles (2008), Computational Aesthetics Eurographics Workshop Banff Alberta (2007), ACE Hollywood (2006), Third Iteration Melbourne (2005), Transmediale.05 Berlin (2005), NOW Nottingham (2004), Data:base Dublin (2003), Electrohype Sweden (2002), Garage Germany (2002) and within online exhibitions such as ComputerFineArts.com, Vida 7.0, Art & Artificial Life International Competition, soundtoys.net, mobilegaze.com and Dots & Line, BBC online exhibition.

2009 Chasing Stillness [DAM]Berlin (Sept 2009)
2007 Tumbling Dream Chambers [DAM]Berlin (July-August 2007
2006 Theatre of restless automata national touring exhibition Peterborough Digital Arts (March 2006)
2005 New Greenham Arts, Newbury (Nov 2005)
2005 HTTP, Islington, London (Sept-Oct 2005)
2005 Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (April-June 2005)
2003 Tiny Beasts of Burden Open Hand Open Space, Reading
2001 Nervous Seldown Gallery, Poole Arts Centre
2001 WinterWonderland Lighthouse, Poole
2001 Electrohype Malmo, Sweden
2001 Power to the People Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener Exhibition, Canada
2001 Garage Festival for art, Music and Film, Stralsund, Germany
Exhibitions & Events