An alumnus of Norwich School of Art and Design, visual artist Dan Tombs has spent the last ten years creating both his own standalone pieces and collaborating with a vast and eclectic array of musicians.
Known initially for his amorphous, ever-evolving glitch and 8-bit inspired sets, having started his artistic path by hacking a Sega Master System console, Dan’s work has become ever broader and sophisticated. Recently inspired by the bright colour palettes of the very last Technicolor films made in the 1970s and the twisted worldview of David Cronenberg, the past 12 months have seen his work installed in places like Liverpool Psych Fest and present in the live shows of East India Youth, Jon Hopkins and Blanck Mass.
A mainstay of the electronic scene, he’s created live visuals for the likes of Factory Floor, Gold Panda, and Luke Abbott, as well as collaborating with the Border Community label. Recently he’s been creating visuals for The Charlatans live shows, as well as music videos for Tim Burgess and a variety of others. In addition to moving image work he’s also completed label and sleeve design commissions including XL Recordings and NOTOWN.
Currently working on his own debut audio-visual release, due 2016, he’s also set to curate arts activities at the lauded Norwich Arts Centre as well as working on new pieces set for display in London, LA and Berlin.
Dan will be composing and performing the live visual elements for this phase of [UNIT].