Mark Geary

Production Manager

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Artist and producer that engages with relevant science and advanced technologies to make immersive art. Having worked on a several self-direct events and large-scale, award-winning immersive installations, my expertise in producing innovative experiences has allowed me to develop a unique skillset that is both current and versatile- integrating a strong proficiency in engaging art and confidently working with creative concepts.

Skills

  • Creative Direction
  • Technical Production
  • Experience Design
  • Cross-disciplinary Collaboration
  • Experience Mapping
  • Project Management
  • Creative Technology
  • Virtual Reality
  • Installation Art
  • Sound Art

Companies I’ve worked with

  • M

    Marshmallow Laser Feast

    • V

      Vetyver

      • Music
    • V

      Various Restaurants

      • B

        Basement Ltd.

        Work history

        Currently

        Production Manager

        Marshmallow Laser Feast

        Aug 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • • Managing the development and production of several worldwide touring virtual reality installations. • Responsibilities including booking management, onsite installation, logistics, budget management, contract negotiations, technical testing and maintenance, and training and management of supporting staff. • Treehugger: Wawona (2016); winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes Award 2017 and nominated for the Raindance Film Festival Best Interactive VR Experience Award 2017; this large- scale installation allows the audience to interact with the life-flows of a Sequoia tree; toured to over 9 locations worldwide • A Colossal Wave (2017); funded by British Council and The City of Culture; this installation allows the audience to drop a bowling ball from a large tower and experience a wave in virtual reality; toured to SXSW (Austin, Texas), PHI Exhibition Centre (Montreal, Canada) and UK City of Culture (Hull, UK) • In the Eyes of the Animal (2015); winner of the Wired Innovation in Experience Design Award 2016 and nominated for the Raindance Film Festival Best Mobile Interactive VR Experience Award 2017; this piece lets the audience see the perspective of 4 different animals; toured to over 40 locations worldwide • Project managed Habitats at the Old Market Theatre, an exhibition including Treehugger: Wawona, In the Eyes of the Animal, Forest (large-scale kinetic laser installation resembling a bamboo forest), and in several other nature based pieces; worked with creative director to design experience flow, set design, and other programming materials; witnessed by over 4000 attendees during a 14 day period

        Currently

        Creative Director

        Eight Fold Way

        Aug 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Managing an organisation collaborating with scientists and artists to conduct research on immersive art experiences • Produced Soporose, a sleeping research concert with 20 participants, streamed live on NTS radio; Supervised a team of 12 staff including artists, musicians, engineers, and scientists; Selected from a group of over 50 applicants and funded by Sound and Music. Successfully managed funding of £5,000 and compiled a public research report of findings • Produced Tasting Sound, an immersive dinner performance; Created a business plan analysing the experiential events market and assessed the potential cultural impact; Organised logistics and liaised with farmers in Kent; Successfully tested dinner on 12 participants

        2016

        Multisensory Consultant

        Vetyver

        Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Crossmodal consultant, chef, and experience designer on a series of sensory workshops for IKEA’s The Dining Club events

        2016

        Experience Consultant

        Eleusis Benefit Corp.

        Aug 2015 - Jan 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Consultancy, technical installation, and set design for medical research

        2016

        Technical Producer

        Artists and Engineers

        Mar 2015 - Jan 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Managed the technical production and installation of several interactive audio visual exhibitions including Charlotte Jarvis’ Music of the Spheres, Fred Deakin’s Intravox, and National Geographic’s virtual reality piece The Brain Show

        2015

        Technical Producer

        Hackney Film Festival

        Mar 2013 - Jul 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Supervisor of logistics, venue layout, and technical installation for biannual audio visual events • Key role managing budgets and payments

        2010

        Events Assistant

        Basement Ltd.

        Aug 2007 - Aug 2010
        • Japan
        • Freelance
        • • Arranged accommodation, transport, and booking over 20 international artists for monthly live music events

        2011

        Aug 2001 - Aug 2011
        • Japan
        • Full Time
        • • Chef working at various restaurants and cuisines

        Education

        2015

        MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship: Music Pathway

        Goldsmiths, University of London

        Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • • Thesis and research focusing on the art and science of experience design

        2014

        BA Sound Arts and Degign

        London College of Communication, UAL

        Aug 2011 - Sep 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • • Thesis and research on the impact controlled listening environments and altered consciousness through the listening process

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