Algorithmic Photography exhibition, April, London


2nd April until 31st May 2024 at BCS Moorgate, London
June until August 2024 at Phoenix, Leicester

Opening Event

Tue, 2 Apr 2024 19:00 – 21:00 BST

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Internationally renowned digital artist Alex May will discuss “Algorithmic Photography”, a technique he created and pioneered to capture data and reveal hidden or unnoticed information in his own moving image artworks using bespoke computer vision algorithms that he has coded in C++.

Through a multistage process encompassing video capture, motion detection, and colour space conversion, his abstracted compound compositions emerge, exploring subjects as diverse as ant swarms and starling murmurations, to wind farms and New York taxis.

Central to May’s practice is an attempt to understand time and memory through digital processes. “Algorithmic Photography” brings together twenty images for the first time that provide a broad contextualising overview of the techniques and subject matter May has been engaging with over the past eight years in his Algorithmic Photography practice.

Further Information


BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
25 Copthall Ave