WEB IMAGE COMPRESSOR

SCARLETMOTIFF (Noel Apitta b.1993) is an audio-visual artist from Kampala, Uganda, operating in the interstitial spaces between creative technology, audio production, graphic design, and the materiality of light.

Through a practice centered on iteration, repetition, and spontaneous composition he seeks to convert the rich analog narratives of human experiences into digital expressions, blending real-time generative computer graphics and original soundscapes to create abstracted vignettes of directed emotion.

Since July 2020, this iterative approach has birthed over 1400 unique web-native video artworks as part of the daily audio-visual project GENERATIVE DREAMS; and seen his practice evolve to explore light and its relationship to physical space as a medium for immersive journey-making.

From video sculpture and immersive projection mapping to interactive audio-visual installations, his work has been exhibited at the Noor Riyadh Light Art Festival (Riyadh, 2022), Afri Art Gallery (Kampala, 2022), the NEOSHIBUYA 15 Second Museum (Tokyo, 2021) , Afropocene StudioLab (Kampala, 2023) and the BuzzFest Tech Art Festival (Austin,TX, 2022).

EDUCATION

YouTube Distributed Academies for the Dark Art of Everything                        The Internet [Ongoing]
BSc. Electrical Engineering                                                                                  Makerere University Kampala, UG [2020]

EXHIBITIONS

PROOF OF WORK  Group Exhibition                                                                    Afropocene StudioLab, Kampala, UG [2023]
Noor Riyadh Light Art Festival  Featured                                                            Riyadh Art Riyadh, KSA [2022]
PORTALS  Solo                                                                                                     Afri Art Gallery, Kampala, UG [2022]
BuzzFest Tech Art Festival  Featured                                                                  Austin, TX, USA [2022]
NeoShibuya TV 15 Second Museum  Featured                                                  Tokyo, JP [2021]
Creative Code Festival  Featured                                                                        Lightbox NYC, NYC, USA [2020]

RESIDENCIES

Prohelvetia Artist In Residence                                                                           Geneva, CH [2024]
Moving Image East Africal  Workshop                                                                British Council, Kampala, UG [2024]
African XR Realities  Workshop                                                                           Electric South/Meta, Cape Town, SA [2023]
New Dimensions Lab 5  Workshop                                                                     Electric South, Cape Town, SA (2022]

STAGE + VISUAL

MoRoots: A Concert From The Sun  Scenography / Visuals                              Kampala, UG [2018]