J A C K W A T E S

IMMATERIAL ARCHITECTURE

Jack is a London-based artist and design consultant whose work is engaged with performative space and the politics of interaction. He specialises in working with light and explores its use in the production of spatial experiences – architectural, sculptural, theatrical and filmic.

 

In 2017, Jack co-founded Extraviolet – a design studio focused on producing interactive spatial experiences. www.extraviolet.co.uk

 

Jack is an Associate Lecturer in BA Architecture at the University of Brighton and Oxford Brookes University where his research interests relate to the subject of immaterial architecture. www.experimentsinspace.com

 

If you would like to discuss a project, please get in touch at jackwates@outlook.com or on

+44(0)7707697812.

Exhibitions, Projects & Publications:

 

 

Singing Mirror (Interactive Installation with Alex Mead and Thomas Blackburn)

- Light Night Liverpool, The British Music Experience, Liverpool, 18 May 2018

 

A Measure of Disruption (Interactive Installation with Alex Mead)

- The Factory, London,  11 May - 1 June 2018

 

Earth from Sky (Photography)

- Free Association Magazine - Issue 5: Flight, Spring 2018

 

A Matter of Exchange (Light Installation)

- Lewes Light Festival, The Market Tower, Lewes, 13-15 October 2017

- Arc magazine - Issue 102

 

Kallos Gallery Lighting Design (with Satu Streatfield)

- Frieze Masters, Regent’s Park, London, 5-8 October 2017

- TEFAF, Maastricht, 8-18 March 2018

- Masterpiece London, 28 June - 4 July 2018

 

CRTV (Permanent installation with Atlas Vision)

- New River Studios, June 2017

 

Find Yourself (Video Installation with Alex Mead)

- The Barbican, 28 March – 21 May 2017

 

Extended Window (Light Art)

- Perspectives 2012-2017, The Onca Gallery, Brighton, 2-9 March 2017

 

Into The Trap Scenography (Light Installation with Alex Mead)

- Into The Trap, New River Studios, London, 25 November 2016

 

Concertina Moves (Installation)

- Market Stall Theatre, New River Studios, London, 30 September 2016

 

Watch Sound Hear Light Play (Installation with Thomas Blackburn)

- Brighton Digital Festival, The Onca Gallery, Brighton, 2-11 September 2016

 

Projects at Speirs + Major (Assistant Designer - 2013-16 )

- Green Heart, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (Public Realm Lighting Design)

- Elephant Park, London (Lighting Masterplan, Public Realm Lighting Design, Pocket Park Lighting)

- Malaysia Square, London (Public Realm Lighting Design)

- Battersea Power Station, London (Lighting Masterplan, Phase 2 & 3 Public Realm Lighting)

- Manhattan West, New York (Public Realm Lighting Strategy)

- Derby after Dark, Derby (Lighting Strategy, Masterplan, Consultation, Pilot Projects)

- The West End Project, London (Public Realm Lighting Strategy)

- Covent Garden Area Lighting Scheme, London (Public Realm Lighting Design)

- Barangaroo, Sydney (Public Realm Lighting Strategy, Masterplan)

- OLF Balham, London (Public Realm Lighting Design)

 

Outside Inside Out (Set design & lighting for a dance theatre production)

- ExFed Theatre, New River Studios, London, 11-12 February 2016

 

Enter Void (Installation with dancers Eve Stainton and Michael Kitchin)

- Overrated, The Book Club, London, 16 July 2015

 

Vita Scenography (Scenography for a film – directed by Vaskar Kayastha)

- London, June 2015

 

Double Vision (Installation with dancers Eve Stainton and Micheal Kitchin)

- InHouse Festival, Manor House, London, 9 May 2015

 

Bathhouse Re-visited (with Arthur Maxwell)

- Published in SOILED Architecture magazine, Issue 5: Cloudscrapers, December 2014

- Featured on Archinect.com, April 2015

 

Lighthouse (Installation with Rocio Ayllon)

 - Installation: Anchor House, Canning Town Light Night, Canning Town, 29 November 2014

 

Exhibition Scenography for the Doinel Gallery’s ‘Regenerating Capital’ exhibition, London Festival of Architecture

- Installation: The Roca Gallery, 2 June – 23 August 2014

 

Falling House (Film Installation with Rocio Ayllon and Riccardo Vincentini)

- Exhibited in Cities Methodologies: Buildings on Fire: Towards a New Approach to Urban Memory, The Slade Research Centre, 28 April – 2 May 2014

- Screened: Trapeze Basement Club, Shoreditch, 8 August 2015

- Published in Engaged Urbanism: Cities and Methodologies, I.B.Tauris, December 2016

 

Light Echoes (Installation with Satu Streatfield, Kerem Asfuroglu and Benz Roos (Speirs + Major))

 - Installation: Canning Town Light Night, Canning Town, 30 November 2013

 

Rainlight (Short Film)

- Shortlisted for AJ Lightshots Competition – screened at The Apartment, Hoxton, 16 July 2013

 

Projects at Mediomundo Arquitectos (Architectural Assistant)

- A garden design for the Health Sciences Faculty (Granada), 2013

 

Disorientation (Photography)

- Published in Matzine 12: The Staircase, December 2012

 

The Hackney Bathhouse (Architecture – paper project)

- Published in Blueprint Magazine: August 2012, bdonline.co.uk, and coolhunting.com

- Shortlisted for RCA Sustain Award – exhibited in Sustain Show, Royal College of Art, 20 September – 3 October 2012

- London Festival of Architecture: Between The A12 and The River Lea: An Exposition of Academic Speculations Beyond 2012, Sugarhouse Studios, 21 June – 8 July 2012

- SHOW 2012, Royal College of Art, 20 June – 1 July 2012

 

Rain: Material Unpredictability (Dissertation)

- Royal College of Art Library

 

Verdi’s Traviata (Installation with Marcel Croxson)

- Installation: La Traviata de Verdi, Une Nuit Sans Opera, Aix-en-Provence, 15 – 16 July 2011

 

Released in Stages (Architecture – paper project)

- Interim Show, Royal College of Art, 1 – 8 February 2011

 

The Urban Agriculture Curtain (Installation – assisting Bohn & Viljoen Architects)

- Installation: London Yields: Urban Agriculture, The Building Centre, 9 April – 30 May 2009

 

Projects at Penoyre & Prasad Architects (Part I Architectural Assistant - 2008-09)

- Belfairs High School

- Ruskin College

 

The Pleasure Palace (Architecture – paper project)

- RIBA President’s Medals Exhibition, The RIBA, 3 – 31January 2009

- The Burt Brill and Cardens Graduate Show, Grande Parade, Brighton, 31 May – 5 June 2008

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