United Visual Artists have created visual productions for bands such as U2 and Massive Attack on tour, as well as interactive architectural installations from intimate club settings to large scale projects. Their work crosses the boundaries of many disciplines, from production design and art direction to software engineering and interactivity. Using a mix sound, LEDs, traditional lighting and projection technologies--as well as highly refined sculptural elements--they personify the changing face of design where the digital meets the physical.
The nature of these large scale, live projects means that they often don't know exactly what the results will be until they build and install them. Andy Polaine talks to UVA co-founder and Creative Director Matt Clark about their interdisciplinary work, trusting in one's instincts, and enjoying the challenge of the "danger zone."