3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Adam Nash

Adam Nash (UK / Australia)
b. Bristol, England; lives Melbourne
Ways to Wave, 2008

Adam Nash is widely recognized as one of the most innovative artists working in Multi-User Virtual Environmnets. Adam Nash is a new media artist, composer, programmer, performer and writer. He works primarily in networked real-time 3D spaces, exploring them as live audiovisual performance spaces. His work has been presented in galleries, festivals and online in Australia, Europe, Asia and The Americas, including peak festivals SIGGRAPH, ISEA, and the Venice Biennale. He was the recipient of the inaugural Australia Council Second Life Artist in Residency grant. He has been commissioned to present a mixed-reality participatory work at 01SJ Biennial of Global Art in San Jose 2008. He also works as composer and sound artist with Company In Space (AU) and Igloo (UK), exploring the integration of motion capture into realtime 3D audiovisual spaces.

He is currently undertaking a Master of Arts by Research at the Centre for Animation and Interactive Media at RMIT University, Melbourne, researching multi-user 3D cyberspace as a live performance medium. His most recent paper was presented at IE2007, Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment.

He is a Lecturer in Computer Games and Digtial Art in the School of Ceative Media at RMIT University. He was composer, programmer and performer with The Men Who Knew Too Much from 1994-2002, including several national and international tours. He has performed drums, keyboards and vocals with many musical groups and bands in Australia and Japan, including Japanese noise-chaos collective Proud Flesh, Melbourne electro-dub outfit Half Yellow, Brisbane’s Choo Dikka Dikka (responsible for the legendary underground hit ‘Cyclone Hits Expo’) and Melbourne Concrete Poetry group Arf Arf, among others. He has been a writer and reviewer for Digital Media World magazine, and editor of the Computers and Internet department at LookSmart. He was also a Project Officer at com.IT, a community charity he helped to establish that recycles computers and redistributes them for free to NFPs domestically and overseas.

Further information and links to works at http://yamanakanash.net

He also runs the net label http://concentrated-sound.net to distribute his solo sound work under a Creative Commons license.