Cost: £25 full / £20 conc

Learn how to create visuals for live music and performance using VDMX. In this workshop you will learn about the creation of visuals alongside music; from the culture of visual performance, to creating video loops and audio reactivity.

This workshop will be facilitated by the prominent artist Dan Tombs, who has performed visuals and regularly collaborated with musicians such as Jon Hopkins, James Holden, Gold Panda and Blanck Mass.

You will be introduced to VDMX, a powerful real-time video application for OSX – the same software which is running Matt Woodham’s Sensing Systems exhibition (see below for more details). You will learn to mix, blend and cut imagery, utilise FX, automation and create generative video.



Please bring your own Mac laptop with VDMX installed. Download the free trial of VDMX at


Book to attend any 3 or more Generating Systems workshops and save £5 per ticket. Available from Broadway’s Box Office in person or by calling 0115 952 6611. Please email if you have any questions.


This workshop is part of Generating Systems, presented by Near Now Studio member Matt Woodham: a series of six creative, DIY workshops over two days, led by expert artists and toolmakers.

Participants will learn a cross-section of cutting-edge techniques to create generative and computational artworks. You will learn to use specially designed software and hardware systems to create live, real-time video, interactive installations and generative art – utilising technologies such as virtual reality, machine learning and analogue devices.

These events accompany Sensing Systems, Matt Woodham's debut solo exhibition which takes place at Bonington Gallery in Feb–March 2020.

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