Bring Your Own Beamer at Brighton Dome
Past Event
Film & Visual Arts

Bring Your Own Beamer

Thu 4 Aug 2016

Check out this blog for profiles of some of the artists to be featured this year.

Find a space, invite artists, ask them to bring a projector. The idea is simple but the result is a creative free-for-all of light and colour.

Collaborative moving image, projection, participation and experimentation; Bring Your Own Beamer is turning 5 this year and we're making it even bigger.

Pop-up Brighton’s night of experimentation and collaboration returns once again for Brighton Digital Festival at the Corn Exchange offering the audience a chance to enter a world of projection. With curated projection based installations, a short film cinema, an area where people can turn up and project and new for this year digital workshops.

BYOB's home has been in one of the biggest venues in Brighton; Brighton Dome, Corn Exchange for the past 3 years. To make it even bigger we are running the event over 2 days this year. The evening will function like normal with the 3 different areas of projection art and moving image. During Saturday day time we have digital based workshops for all ages to get involved in.

Yoga in a digital forest

Come and relax in a light and sound installation from artist Thomas Buckley. He makes nature based installations using different projection methods and ambient sound recordings. Alex Murphy will be holding two yoga sessions in the digital forest room for a yoga experience like no other.

Beginners class 1pm - 2pm
Advanced class 2.15pm - 3.15pm

Make a shadow puppet

A one hour shadow puppet workshop with puppeteers 'Shadow Cabinet' will be a chance for families and curious animation beginners to create puppets together and then try them out on our screen. All materials supplied, suggested theme : newly discovered planet 'Proxima b'; plenty of scope for spaceships, aliens and fantastical scenery. The show will be recorded and premiered during the evening event.

Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.

2pm - 3pm

Make your own collaged 16mm film

Create your own camera-less 16mm film by hand. Feed and loop through a projector to watch your film come to life. Using illustration, splicing, analogue and digital this workshop is perfect for those with a passion for Vintage. Would suite any age above 12. No previous experience with film necessary. The final film will be screening during the evening event.

Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult.

4pm - 5pm

Artist Talks

Hear from the installation artists of BYOB about their work in the show. Go for a tour of the artworks to learn why and how they made the work.

6pm - 7pm

Slots are limited, to book a place go to

Highly Visual Performance

Highly visual performances are those that are particularly enjoyable without aid of hearing.

If you have a specific access enquiry, contact Visitor Services 01273 261525 / 541 or email