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Inspired by a poem of the same title, a collection of words by Daniel Rowbotham following the loss of his daughter in 2008. When asked about the apparent hidden meanings, he replied:

"I had been guided to write everything down, as my head was in a mess. It was the time when Beren was in the chapel of rest around the corner at the undertakers. I woke with a start, sat up scribbled, crashed back into deep sleep. This happened again not long after, the result is the words printed on the sheet unaltered, unedited. It is remarkable that you have found such fantastic meanings in them."

Produced for Menigitis Research Foundation - UK and dedicated to my niece, Beren Rowbotham, who at the age of ten lost her fight against meningitis (meningococcal septicaemia). The opening title was written by her older sister Cendl.

Opening ceremony of the iconic Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse 2010, UAE, incorporating the world's largest LED screen with 18 huge 'sails' for projection.

The Dubai World Cup 2010 offered horse racing enthusiasts and the glitterati the hospitality only the Emirates can provide. The iconic Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse – the new home of the Dubai World Cup – with an extension of the programme which meant that the meeting staged a total of eight races, making the meeting worth a phenomenal US$26.25million. All overlooked by the impressive Meydan Hotel.

One of the many logistical challenges that M-is faced for this Son et Lumière was that the racing had to be viewable around the track at all times.

For the Alps is a showpiece: a grand tour of natural landscapes, traditional practices and forward-looking innovations designed to ensure that the Alpine protected areas survive to maintain this truly exceptional heritage.
The whistle-stop tour does not merely showcase impressive scenery and invaluable resources: it presents a broad spectrum of activities and raises important questions for all those who engage with the Alps, no matter whether the mountains are home, a holiday destination, or simply a place to explore. Presented in five languages.

Personal project - Sotto e sopra lo Stelvio

Often referred to as "The Stelvio", this mountain pass is the second highest in the Alps, under the gaze of Ortler, the highest peak and galcier in Italy. It is closed in winter due to the amount of snow which falls and covers the famous twisty road between Italy and Switzerland.

Once a year the National Park park organises the 'Stelvio Bike' where the road is closed to motorised vehicles for a day to allow over 8000+ cyclists to take part in the non-competitive event.
It is loved by many motor enthusiasts and clubs, for the road itself and it's 48 hairpin bends and incline beginning (or ending) at 2757m however, there is more to see and experience than the road itself, and this video presented this evening is the start of an on-going project to illustrate that.

For the Drents Museum - Assen, Netherlands.

Permanent installation within the archeology exhibitions of the newly renovated and extended building of the Drents Museum. This multivision provides a virtual landscape of Drenthe in the earlier eras of the ice age, the Roman period and the dark times of the Drenthe people.

Created for Regione Sardegna - Sardinia (Italy), as permanent installation and screening outdoors in the castle square in Cagliari.

The subject is "The Castle" in Cagliari. The description of the most ancient and noble district of Cagliari seen and told by impartial eyes. The eyes of a writer whose character and whose words were formed there, together with the words of a character in his novel, who died at the stake in Madrid calling for the love of his ward far away. An attempt to supplement the traditional tourists with a cultural stimulus as to the identity of the place.

Created for Ente Parco Nazionale del Gargano, - Apulia (Italy) an installation for the Torre Mileto, Gargano, Apulia, Italy.

The coast of Gargano, the geology, geography and coastal communities, the importance and influence of the sea. Inspired by words of Riccardo Bacchelli this metaphorical interpretation for the multi-image was layered as poetry using words from his thoughts on the sea and Gargano. The work has two purposes, to welcome the tourists that arrive from all parts of the world and to provide a place of a cultural identity rather than local.

Multivision is used as a virtual landscape for the era of dinosaurs, where viewers of all ages can immerse themselves. It is not to make an exhaustive illustration of the age of dinosaurs, but to define the importance of footprints, their valuable content and the contribution that underpins the latest discovery: that millions of years ago Gargano was the Horn of Africa.

Created for Ente Parco Nazionale del Gargano, - Apulia (Italy) an installation for the visitor centre of Monte Sant'Angelo, Apulia, Italy.

Visual poetry of the inland areas and towns of the Gargano. Gargano is the name of a mountain, the name of a shepherd, a symbol of the miracle that governs the grotto of Archangel Gabriele. It is not however a definite place, not a town not even one of the localities that make up the area that carries this name, but all of these things give body to the invisible town told by Italo Calvino.

Created for the Regione Puglia, Apulia (Italy) and presented at the 2009 trade show: Fiera del Levante, Bari, Italy.

An 8 screen/projector presentation, 360 degrees screen in an octagon, 10 min. Dataton Watchout using mixed media. Approx. screen size 30 x 4 m. The audience were standing and were able to move around the large space. The octagon which accommodates the show, represents the symbol of the Region, (Castel del Monte) and of its story.

Awards dinner ceremony 2010, London UK.

Created for UDC - Unione dei Democratici Cristiani (Italy) and presented at their 2007 annual conference in Rome

Screen size 56m x 8m using 7 projectors, ratio 8:1. (60 secs.) Dataton Watchout using mixed media integrating live video input (3 inserts).

The Center, was the metaphor for an audio-visual projection as a huge stage backdrop at this annual conference. A massive canvas where each speaker was confronted with his own ideas. Not a wallpaper, but a context for each speaker. The system was operated for three days strictly live which also allowed last minute changes when required.

Created for ACER - Associazione Costruttori Edili di Roma e Provincia (Italy) for their 2007, annual conference, Auditorium, Rome, Italy

3 screen/projector presentation, ratio 10:3, 4 min. Dataton Watchout using mixed media integrating 3 live video inputs. Approx. screen size 2.3 x 7 m.

Multivision conference opener, a concept inspired by the "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino. To present the historical-cultural aspect of 'building' for 'housing' needs. the ideal city focusing on culture, industry or nature, and today on that "urban breath" that represents the discriminating quality of the citizens' lives. If a city is to be a living museum, it should never evolve and should not even modify the number of its inhabitants and its economy.

Created for ACER - Associazione Costruttori Edili di Roma e Provincia (Italy) for their 2008, annual conference, Auditorium, Rome, Italy

3 screen/projector presentation, ratio 10:3, 4 min. Dataton Watchout using mixed media integrating 3 live video inputs. Approx. screen size 2.3 x 7 m.

Multivision conference opener. "To Invent the City", was the second part of three for ACER. It leads us through the frontiers of imagination and perception like the interpretative keys necessary to daily life. Each place, each building, each corner of our city takes up meaning, from the use one makes of them and from how one looks at them: without us as "interpreters" what is built by man would be "invisible". A Fellinian paradox that is a comment on the idea that life is a continuous story telling and that each one of us may be the story teller of our self.

Created for ACER - Associazione Costruttori Edili di Roma e Provincia (Italy) for their 2009, annual conference, Auditorium, Rome, Italy

3 screen/projector presentation, ratio 10:3, 4 min. Dataton Watchout using mixed media integrating 3 live video inputs. Approx. screen size 2.3 x 7 m.

This third sequential multivision conference opener defined the city as a layering of history and personal stories that weave every day to define the areas of housing, giving the work of building a cultural function as if like the one that sets out to write a novel or to compose a symphony. In fact, today becomes a mediating construction of imagination, possibility, technology and individual and collective needs, to the definition of the city that does not exist.

Created for the Regione Puglia, Apulia (Italy) and presented at the 2008 trade show: Fiera del Levante, Bari, Italy.

An 8 screen/projector presentation, 360 degrees screen in an octagon, 10 min. Dataton Watchout using mixed media. Approx. screen size 30 x 4 m. The audience were standing and were able to move around the large space. The octagon which accommodates the show, represents the symbol of the Region, (Castel del Monte) and of its story.

A narrative which relates the strategic choices in research and experimentation for the use of renewable energy sources with the culture that has created to one of the greater civilizations of the Mediterranean, from Federico II to the construction of Castel del Monte, the eight-sided monument which inspires this installation.

Röfen Residence is a group of holiday apartments set in the mountainside above the snow line in South Tyrol. This video presentation was an introduction to the the high quality of construction in design and environmental impact.

Classed as Klimahaus 'A', the client, MMKlas GmbH, wished for a promo to be used alongside their existing marketing and sales solutions, and presented it at KLIMAHAUS 2007, Vicenza, Italy.

Multivision in concept, this montage of imagery was used to attract delegates to their trade show stand. It was delivered as a looping DVD for ease of installation and minimum maintenance.

Everything Flows and Nothing Stands Still 

Commissioned by Seledison S.p.A. - Hydro Electric Company for display in Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio - Aquaprad Visitor Centre.

Naturally, the theme for this show was water, but focusing on all of its forms which exist within the diverse landscapes and ecosystems of the National Park.
Nature's power, nature's energy.

As producer and art director, I also programmed the multivision in addition to creating the primary design, artwork and installation of onsite hardware/software. I also supplied 60% of photography from my archive with the remainder from the archives of Gianni Bodini and of Stelvio National Park. Wildlife video also came from the National Park. Original soundtrack by Andrew T.Mackay.

MMKlas GmbH, Construction of energy efficient buildings, wished for a promo to be used alongside their existing marketing and sales solutions, and presented it at KLIMAHAUS 2006, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy.

Using a soundtrack constructed using sounds of a building site, this short montage of client-supplied images was created based upon the four colours used in the trade show stand itself. Although a multi-image in concept, it was created using After Effects as the final compositing tool. Used to attract delegates to their trade show stand.

Multivision in concept, this montage of imagery was used to attract delegates to their trade show stand. It was delivered as a loopable auto-starting DVD for ease of installation and minimum maintenance.

A Promo - Assoc. Luce Dipinta and Schlanders Folks Dance Group, South Tyrol (Italy).

In the mountains of Val Venosta there is fire in the sky, and not only from the colours rising and setting with the sun, but also from the symbolic customs dating as far back as the 11th century. All of the original photography was shot for this work whilst inspiration was drawn from the life work of Prof. Karl Horak.
Screened at multivision festivals and public events. Produced to use as an introduction, an emotive 'taster' to help raise interest and funding for a larger documentary project celebrating the continued South Tyrolean culture.

Volunteer fire brigade 2004 summer festival - Resia, Italy, South Tyrol (Italy).

Video projection about water, where the projection screen was water!
An evening on the edge of the Lake Resia (Reschensee) Italy.

Alex Rowbotham created the images using Photoshop and After Effects, the final movie was delivered direct from laptop to projector. The firemen themselves provided an ever moving wall of water for the rear projection.

A promotional video illustrating the wide diversity of services offered by Alsmeer Bloemenveiling (VBA), the biggest flower market in Netherlands and the world.

The final DVD was delivered to it's existing members of over 3500 growers, and also used as a marketing tool to generate more interest and increase the client base of buyers and sellers.

Bombay Dub Orchestra commissioned for BBC Asian Network's Electric Proms night, Roundhouse in Camden, London.

Bombay Dub Orchestra are the brainchild of producer Garry Hughes (Björk, Sly & Robbie), and composer Andrew T. Mackay (Annie Leibovitz, VAST, ABC). Live, they deliver an epic sound. The performance concluded with a unique collaboration between Niraj Chag, specially composed for Asian Network's Electric Proms night.

Created for Hertz as part of their trade show stand at the International Tourism Exchange - trade show - BIT (Borsa Internazionale del Turismo) 2002 in Milan, Italy.

Presented with six partners - Nissan, EuroDisney, ClubMed, Touring Club Italia, and Notturno Hotels. Several presentations were produced to introduce the new on-line service for tour operators/travel agents, a website provided by Hertz.

Drents Museum in the Netherlands commissioned this permanent audio visual installation which opened in September 1997, and remained popular for 13 years. An educational and entertaining show (edutainment) which provided a new insight into the geology in Drenthe.

The story is told through a conversation between Mother Earth and a local character, who was infamous for his crack-pot theories and storytelling.