Meyouandus are a media arts practice and organisation founded by Alastair Eilbeck and James Bailey in 2011. They create artworks that act as interventions in public spaces (physical and digital). They encourage participation and co-creation. Many of their works are site specific and all involve varying degrees of code, video and hardware. Although technology driven, their art always contains a strong conceptual and human element. 

A 9 min video of art that we love or has inspired us. Combining our favourite work from other artists alongside a selection of our own.

Exhibition Catalogue

Fantasia Express – due March 2019, in progress, Augmented and mixed reality expereiences for train passengers, commissioned by the Department of transport for East Coast Line.

Catch me if you can – May 2018, Augmented reality Participatory public installation, Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester

Rise of the Data Collectors – Dec 2017, four new artworks created as part of a group exhibition, Guangzhou China

Invisible Arts Network, the happening – Oct 2017, 6 month Artist residency and public event, Hereford

Sonic Market – Feb 2017, Commission for Brighton Digital Festival, Permanent public installation, Brighton

Tilo – Nov 2016, Permanent installation, Unilever, Port Sunlight

Cakenocake – Aug 2016, Participatory public installation, Liverpool

Emofie – May 2016, Participatory public installation, Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester

Bigmouth – Jan 2016, Participatory public installation, Metal, Liverpool Provocations

Memory Sphere – Dec 2015, Outdoor Installation as part of closing NYE party “Escape to Chronos”, Kazimier Liverpool

Emofie – October 2015, Participatory mobile app for IOS and also woks as gallery installation

Diablo quintapenhas – Commission for Phoenix Leicester,  May 2015, Large interactive installation

Kindred Spirits – Commission for Tate LIverpool,  July 2014, Large interactive installation

When I grow up – Commission for Sparks children’s festival, Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester, May 2014, interactive installation

TILO – Hybrid display system for Arts and cultural venues. Exploring how digital public space can have an emotional and personalised dialogue with visitors  leading a collaboration between, artists, Arts Organisations and industry. 2013 -2015

  • FACT, Arts centre  liverpool 2013 – permanent
  • Phoenix Arts centre  Leicester 2014 – permanent
  • AHRC creative economy showcase ,London, Mar  2014
  • Unilever, Port sunlight , Dec  2017, permanent

Humble Market: Lead artists as part of collaboration between 4 Brazil and UK artists

  • Humble Market: Agencia Humble, June 2014, World cup ,Belo Horizonte,  Brazil
  • Humble Market performance event as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, 9 – 11 September, Preston, UK
  • Humble Market: Trade secrets – FACT Summer exhibition, 22 June – 26 August 2012, Liverpool , UK

Handprint2012 : (large scale public interactive installation) – 2012 – Olympic festival: Series of interventions both online and location based culminating in a large scale interaction at the closing of the NW cultural Olympiad ceremony

  • March 2012 – Opening ceremony for NW cultural Olympiad, Preston
  • May 2012 – Looping the loop: media city, Salford
  • June 2012 – Trafford centre main screen
  • Sept. 2012 – Main installation – large scale interactive projection on bridge as part of closing ceremony of NW cultural Olympiad

Wishing Well – Permanent Public installation – May 2012 – A permanent commission for an interactive installation sited in a courtyard garden in a new build Health Centre at Mere Lane, Liverpool.

26:14:17 – Permanent Public installation – Jan 2012 – A permanent commission, interactive installation, sited within a waiting room in a new build Health Centre at Townsend Lane, Liverpool.

MeYouandUs: Series of interactive artworks, adaptable for different contexts

  •  November 2012, AHRC Digital Transformations Moot, London
  •  September 2012: Robots + avatars , Europe house London
  •  March 2012 – Robots and Avatars; European touring exhibition, FACT, Liverpool
  •  March 2012, Centro Popular de Conspiracao Gargarullo, theatre, event, Brazil
  • Feb. 2012, Carnival, public installation Miguel Perer, Brazil,
  • Nov. 2011, Believe event, Salford University, Media City,
  •  Oct. 2011, Digital Media Arts lab, Media City, Salford, media City
  • June – Sept. 2011, Public installation, FACT Liverpool
  • Feb. 2011 – Manchester, solo show Hub gallery
  • June 2010 – Commercial hotel, Chester

Lowry to Life, Large scale public interactive installation – Nov. 2011 Telematic public interactive artwork commissioned to celebrate Salford University move to Media City UK based on the paintings of L.S Lowry. Two linked installations reflecting different perspectives on L.S Lowry’s iconic painting of Piccadilly Gardens (1954).

Hub Gallery : Solo exhibition and residency –  Salford, Feb. 2011

BBC Big screens – , various sites, interactive mass participation artwork,Manchester, Leicester, Edinburgh, 2010 – 2011

Handprint – Large scale public interactive projection on Manchester’s second tallest building, December 11 –14th 2008,

Awards + memberships

  • INNOVATE UK First of a kind, future trains today,2018
  • INNOVATE UK URBAN SPACES INNOVATION, finalists for Silent majority 2016
  • BFI, Film hub North West
  • Humble Market – Trade Secrets, selected by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture, national arts programme in the host cities for the World Cup 2014
  • Psychosocial research unit, UCLAN, associate since 2014
  • Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, 2013 – 2014 for TILO
  • London 2012 Cultural Olympiad,  Festival status, Handprint 2012
  • London 2012 Cultural Olympiad,  Festival status, The Humble market
  • AN , Rhizome, Public art lab

Selected Press

Residency and public engagement

  • 2015, Nesta, Digital Art in public spaces presentation, Liverpool
  • 2015, Metal Edge hill, 1 week residency, Liverpool
  • 2014, Economies of experience conference, London
  • 2014, AHRC Creative showcase conference, London
  • 2014, Creative showcase, Cornerhouse, Manchester
  • 2014, Seminar, University of central Lancaster
  • 2012, Liverpool and Sefton Health partnership – series of community workshops and public engagement as part of the Decade of health and wellbeing, as part of two permanent commissions
  • 2012, La Société des arts technologiques [SAT] , Montreal Canada, 1 week residency, workshop
  • 2012 Gargarullo theatre, Brazil – 5 week residency and workshop
  • 2011, Hub Salford – popup gallery, – 3 week residency, leading to solo exhibition
  • 2011, FACT Liverpool – Artist in residence
  • 2011, Visiting Lecturer , Salford University
  • 2009, Visiting Lecturer , Salford University