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Michael Denton and Anna McCrickard formed Overlap in 1999 as a platform for music, electronic art and music industry, festival and gallery activities including single screen videos,VJing, audiovisual performances and installations. Overlap have developed a style outside film, TV and video art - a way of abstracting and combining imagery that has a musical or painterly logic rather than a narrative based or conceptual one. A visual take on serialism - wallpaper with conceits.

Recent Overlap works explore the relationship between still and moving imagery through use of discreet picture planes, obscuration techniques and implied motion within transitions. The view is in movie time but limited to flat photographic space, seen through a perceptual keyhole more akin to memories and dreams.

Overlap's melodic minimalist music is created alongside their imagery. Experiments with sound and image are distilled into single screen pieces - Lazy Wave, Running Forest, Nearfield - useful components for mixing into audiovisual polyphonies in installations and live performances. Inspired by landscape in all its forms, their working process involves adding and removing layers, degrees of opportunism and systematized chance.

Limited edition artworks available on s[edition]. Overlap Recordings on Soundcloud

Representation: Jessica Carlisle Gallery, House of the Nobleman.






Trees & Keys, Installation - Balance Unbalance/ A Sense of Place, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. August 21 to 23 , Produced by i-DAT in collaboration with the Sustainable Earth Institute, the North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Beaford Arts, the Eden Project and Fulldome UK.

Aquatint / Different Fields, AV Set - Panorama (in association with Splice Festival) 7pm. 23rd May, Genesis Cinema, London,E14

Aquatint, AV Set, 8pm, 22th March +Trees & Keys, Installation 17 - 25th March. B-Seite Festival, Mannheim, Germany

Aquatint, AV Set, 10.00pm,18th March - Screening, 2.00pm,16th March , Videoformes, Clermont - Ferrand, France.

Trees & Keys - Mix 1.4, Transitional Painting, limited edition 56 USB keys and Prints, Jessica Carlisle Gallery, Stand G3, London Art Fair, 18-22 January.



Trees & Keys , Installation, Project 78 Gallery, 78 Normans Rd, St Leonards, UK, September 24th - October 15th. Trees & Keys electrifies visions and arrangements of the tree. Combining their melodic-minimal music and visual multi layering, referencing the textural mastery of printmakers such as Hercules Seghers, Overlap create an atmospheric and romantic look at the middle distance tree.  Edition of 28 individually numbered USB keys containing an 11 min 30 second H264 MPeg4 HD audiovisual mix. Also available is a collection of limited edition "stills" at either 42cm x 42 cm or 42cm x 64cm (including 7cm borders), printed on 350 gsm 100 % cotton Hahnemuhle Museum etching paper, signed by the artists, in editions of 28.

Aquatint AV Set ,Splice Festival - forms the UK branch of Creative Europe’s AV Node Network, a large scale project which partners 13 art and technology festivals across some of Europe’s biggest cities ,I’Klectik Art Lab : 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG. 6.30pm, 5th June.

Aquatint, screening Riders on the Mall / ROM, MÜSZI, Budapest. May 27-29.

Aquatint, 5 Screen Installation, ISEA2016HK Juried Exhibition, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong. 16th - 23rd May.

Aquatint , Installation, Digital Graffiti. Alys Beach, Florida, USA - "finalists for the 2016 festival. 20 artists from 10 countries across the world will gather at Alys Beach to showcase their digital artwork". May 13-15th.

Different Fields, Transitional and updated video painting projections curated by House of the Nobleman, 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, March 24th - ongoing.

Aquatint AV Set & VJ performances, AWAV Warehouse Opening, Peckham London, 5pm - 2am, 4th February.

Aquatint AV Set - VII Edition of MADATAC, Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival, January 20 – 24, Centro Centro Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid.

Single screen video and paintings by Michael Denton, Jessica Carlisle, 27th London Art Fair, 21st-25th January.



Alluvium Selected for screening, Espacio Enter 7th Edition, TEA Tenerife. 3rd-10th December

Aquatint audiovisual performance , Museums at Night: INVENTIVE FACTORY, Novium Museum, Chichester. Graveyard Shift 1am Sat 31/10/15

Aquatint audiovisual performance + live VJ/DJ set with Alex Harmonic, GENERATE Shedhalle Tubingen Festival, 16/10/15

Deepening Scenery audiovisual performance selected for ISEA2015: International Symposium on Electronic Art. : Vancouver, August 14-18th

Shorlisted for Wallpaper Magazine, Pullman Hotel - Our World = Your Playground, project. 24th July

Greylight Green OVEP007 album release. Long play "Edwardian Electronica" by Overlap, Eos and Andy Dragazis.

Overlap/ Michael Denton exhibition, New Paintings and single screen video pieces on display with Jessica Carlisle. From June18th. To book a viewing appointment email

Aquatint audiovisual performance premiered in the Artworks exhibition/performance section of Glasgow's Creativity & Cognition conference June 22nd - 25th. + VJ/DJ set June 24th closing party Glasgow School of Art.

Aquatint excerpt from our current AV performance selected for screening at the FIBER festival, May 15th&16th Amsterdam

Forest Tree selected for the STRP Biennale by director Angelique Spaninks as part of the Sedition programme. SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN exhibition at Strijp S in Eindhoven, Netherlands 20-29 March 2015

Slowsound OVLP006 album release. Long mix super slow installation art piece soundtracks.

Garden by Overlap & Eos. Single release. All proceeds to Warchild. Click to listen and buy here. You Tube








Tracks between Trees OVLP005 instrumental album released October 2014

Cloud Edged limited edition single screen video. Light Fantastic exhibition, House of the Nobleman, Frieze 14th - 18th October 2014,12 Hay Hill London W1. Light Fantastic illustrates the continual evolution and adaptation of technology to produce relevant, inspirational and thought-provoking works of art.

Traction Magazine interview with Michael Denton September 2014

18th Avanca Film Festival multimedia festival, Portugal July 2014

Woodbridge Music 2014 new music and arts festival featuring live Overlap visuals, August 9th/10th 2014

The Counsel of Nice - Celebration of 10 Years of Punkvert Exhibition at Vinyl 4, Tanners Hill Deptford SE8 4PJ. Curation of art from Dirty Honky, Amoeba, Angela Edwards, Babes in Horrorland, Ella Guru, Miss Roberts, Overlap, Punkvert, Sexton Ming, Tom Antona, Tunnelmental Experimental Assembly, Vitascope and Yes! Future. 4/6 - 31/7/14

100 Years of Electronic Music Noise of Art celebrate 100 years since Luigi Russolo played his debut concert using his prototype synthesisers in 1914:-

National Portrait Gallery Lateshift Friday April 4th. Live Music: The Great War in Portraits. Cinema screenings by Overlap, Addictive TV, Coldcut and Mental Overdrive. Supported by Arts Council England.

Village Underground / Booka Shade Friday April 25th Noise of Art & Village Underground present: Booka Shade (Live), Tom Findlay, The Reflex, + Overlap visuals throughout the night.

Forest Tree limited edition digital artwork launched on Sedition

Trespass an audiovisual installation in the Oriental Room, Fenton House,  Hampstead, Summer, 2014. A temporary addition to the Fenton House picture collection, contained within an old guilt frame and initially looking like a black and white photograph that mirrors the view from the Oriental Room of Fenton's North lawn and its charming statue of a shepherd from 1735, merits closer inspection by visitors.




The Lost Houses, Calke Abbey Audiovisual commission for the Riding Stables of the National Trust's beautiful Derbyshire "unstately home" portraying the decline of the english country house. From cathedrals of private fantasy to county council demolition order. Opening 28/10/13.

Wicker Man - A Disco Inferno On the 40th anniversary of the cult film The Wicker Man, Elefest presents the London debut of Noise of Art‘s club-based music, film and art show inspired by the 1973 British cinema classic, accompanied by spoken word performance from stage and screen star Nathaniel Parker. Hotel Elephant 4/10/13

Places that Dance AV Set - Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa 14/9/13. MusicBox club, Lisboa Opening with a soundscape of soft white noise and a visual landscape of pure colour, Overlap will gradually build a recognizable world, a cinematic distillation of locations dancing to a mix of found sounds and nu-form house spun by Alex Harmonic

Wicker Man - A Disco Inferno Latitude Festival 2013 Film & Music tent. Groove Armada & Noise of Art

Returning awarded special mention, Avanca Film Festival 2013, Portugal

100 years of Electronic Music and Silent Cinema, BFI 12th July live visuals with Coldcut, Mental Overdrive, Frost and Slow. Noise of Art

Le Grand Bazaar Damien Hirst bespoke animations for Pete Tong's new night at Ushuaia, Ibiza, animating original Damien Hirst artwork for Microchunk's visual residency

s[edition] limited edition artworks launched June 2013

Switch alternative music video: 26th European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck, selected for EMAF Artbox ; de:sonanz Festival for Electronic Music and Media Arts Skopje

100 Years of Electronic Music Launch Party live VJ performance 17th May Village Underground Noise of Art

Lateshift, National Portrait Gallery: live projections, a delicate mix of Rayograms and early electronic music scores with Ben Osborne/ Noise of Art








Noise of Art's Psychedelic Magical Mystery Tour Gala event at at London's BFI. Screening of Overlap's visual remix of The Magical Mystery tour film + live VJing at the after show party.

Latitude Festival Deepfield Echo audiovisual forest installation in the Faraway Forest

Noise of Art's Psychedelic Curiosity Show, Latitude Festival Film & Music tent - live visuals

HARMONICA  Ovarlap curated and designed, visual clubnight, The Printworks Hastings

Pool Disco Ushuaia beach hotel Ibiza: bespoke visuals for Microchunk's summer residency

Abu Dhabi Contemporary Art closing party - live visuals and AV set for the closing party, with Noise of Art

Visual Serialism lecture, The Fridge Dubai. Seminar and workshop

UK Now Festival launch party - live AV performance. An evening of classical and electronic music in the gardens of the British Ambassadors Residence - part of the largest festival of British arts and creative industries ever held in China, with Noise of Art






Attack The Block Party, Latitude Festival 2011. Film & Music tent, bespoke visuals and live VJ performance with Noise of Art

Anna May Wong - Stilled in Film screening, National Maritime Museum Traders Unpacked exhibition October 2011

Sketch club New Years Eve - Noise of Art's Pyschedelic Curiosity, a new immersive club event featuring music, art, film, performance, dance, surround projections and occurrences of curiosity. 360 degree visuals by Overlap (Noise of Art)






Anna May Wong - Stilled in Film premiere, National Portrait Gallery. Transported from her starring role in E A dupont's 1928 silent classic Piccadilly ino a landscape of gradually changing backgrounds - a slowly moving portrait in a gallery of stills.

BMX Beats commission, Lancashire County Council/ New Cultural Journeys, premiere May 27th 53 Degrees Preston. Interactive live audiovisual performance with content triggered by strategically positioned lasers, forming a BMX controlled music video environment projected onto the ramps and surrounding screens.

Exit Festival Slovenia, Dance Stage live visuals (Microchunk)

Rendelsham: UFO, Latitude Festival 2011. Film & Music tent , bespoke visuals and live VJ performance with Noise of Art

De La Warr Pavilion Random Fridays - audiovisual performance.

Sketch Club Mayfair NYs Eve 2011, 360 degree sci-fi visuals (Noise of Art)

Deepening Scenery OVLP004 release






Glow Blink Slow EP OVEP006 Recommended Downtempo & Electronica Audiojelly website

Love Bites: Dance of the Vampires Latitude Festival 2009, Film & Music tent bespoke visuals and live VJ performance with Noise of Art

Electric Picnic festival, Dublin, Deepfield Echo audiovisual installation

Class & Corruption Arts Council awarded theatre production. Stage visuals design and creation.

East End Film Festival, London, Piccadilly Nites screening

Brighton Festival, live audiovisual performance "Piccadilly Nights" Brighton Dome.

Ether Festival, Royal Festival Hall - live visuals








Velven EP OVEP005 Top 10, Play it Tonight and Clubvibes websites

Velven video awarded special mention, 2009 Tilt Festival

Piccadilly Nites Version 1 release: Overlap re-edit of E A Duchamp's 1928 classic, "Piccadilly", from the BFI archive to a soundtrack by Les Hommes du Train. Premiered at the BFI Southbank.

Wonderland, Eden, Ibiza. Guest visuals for Microchunk's visual residency (Pete Tong, Deadmou5, Groove Armada)

Positivus Festival, Riga, visuals (Microchunk)

French Connection Friday Late: Cold War Modern V&A Museum, bespoke visuals and live VJ performance with Noise of Art

Deepfield Echo audiovisual forest installation: Hove Festivalen Norway, Electric Picnic Festival Dublin

Secret Garden festival, live VJ performance with New Young Pony Club and The Pierces.

Sliding Lights OVLP003, Likely and Sliding Door recommended Downtempo Top Ten, Audiojelly




Festival Pomladi, Llubljana, Slovenia live VJ performance with Noise of Art

London Games Fringe, audiovisual performance

Jour de Fete, de la Warr Pavilion, audiovisual performance

Industrial Resolution, Manchester International Festival Comissioned visuals for a screen forming the entire height of the former G Mex building, the largest indoor screen in the world at the time. Microchunk artists created and performed custom-designed, multi-media to the soundscape of the world’s leading DJs, including 2 Many DJs, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, Laurent Garnier, Layo, Pete Tong and Sasha. (Microchunk)

Creamfields Andalucia live VJ performance on the main stage with Steve Bug, Misstress Barbara and Booka Shade

Settling in Space OVDS003

Repaint EP OVEP004 Andy Dragazis remixes












Dark Drive video (Electric Paint) screenings: Noise of Art Festival, Tate Britain; Optronica Festival, BFI South Bank

Latitude Festival Film & Music tent. Live audiovisual performance with Andy Dragazis of Blue States. Overlap's first outing with Ben Osborne's Noise of Art collective, the first of an annual Latitude appearance.

Audio - Visual Art and VJ Culture, published 11/06. Overlap featured in "an in-depth look at the artists at the forefront of this amazing audio-visual experience". 

FADED OVLP002 music release. A collection of distilled music from 1992-2004.Originally released as soundtracks to the audiovisual albums Sprinkler Topiary (1992 MPD Re10 VHS. 48mims) & Open (1994 MPD Re12 VHS. 26mins), premiered at Video Plastique in Normandy and London's Pandemonium festival at the ICA and released on the long play video label Music Picture Disc. 1992-2004

Electric Paint OVLP001 review "'s ghostly acoustic sound evokes the likes of The Cure yet has a moody charm all of its own...this should join the likes of Air and Kevin shields as a soundtrack staple"

Music Week magazine




Lift EP

Lift EP OVEP002



Overlap start regular visual slots at Razzmatazz (Loft), Barcelona as part of Microchunk's resident visuals team

VJ set Organic Grooves, Brooklyn, New York.

AV set, DK Projects, Chelsea NY

Film score composition for Kevin Thomas's True Love (Once Removed) which won the best short film award at Palm Springs and Houston Film Festivals, was selected for Clermont Ferrand, London Raindance and LA Short Film Festival and qualifyied for Oscar nomination.

TV commercial score, Fire Safety for Thomas Thomas



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Carlights EP OVEP001

Overlap perform visuals at the Glade Stage, Glastonbury with Microchunk

live visuals Bangkok Supper Club, Taipei (Microchunk)

TV commercial score Soul Calibre II Playstation, Thomas Thomas



Overlap start working with Microchunk moving image boutique

Visualmusic DVD release, distributed Artomatic, Magma Books, Tate Modern, Design Museum "30 minutes of distilled music and visual mixes of cities, oceans and landscapes". Track listing: Open (shortform), Deep Space Angel (shortform), Overlap 9, Overlap 10, Meniscus, Upstream Digital compositing & editing: Jamie Shiels/The Boutique

Upstream single screen video. Screenings: Hamburg International Short Film Festival; ICA VJ Shorts Festival

2003, 2004, 2005: Downstream leftfield music video broadcast internationally on Addicitve TV's ITV1 produced Mixmasters series.


Nearstill sound responsive installation, Big Chill Enchanted Garden Art Trail 2001: Nearstill Online and CD ROM project in collaboration with Solaris Media




Overlap 9 single screen video (4:30 mins). Editing and digital compositing: Moving Picture Co. Overlap 10:Portrait of LA audiovisual installation.

Overlap 10 “Plastic portrait of LA” audiovisual installation, London’s Britart Gallery Tomorrow Gate exhibition; Nehru Centre Mumbai

Overlap VJ Millenium gig with The Chemical Brothers

Overlap start regular VJing/ AV sets guests of residents Reality Check at Turnmill's (The Gallery, London Calling)


All titles below released under artist name Michael Denton


Open (3:10 mins), Deep Space Angel ( 2:45 mins) shortform versions for MTV Editing: Bryan Dyke/Company B


Deep Space Angel installation, Nehru Centre Bombay Camera: Jerry Chater, Editing: Framestore


Open (Music Picture Disc Re12 VHS 26mins) Screenings: ICA, Big Chill, Megatripolis, Heaven "Open into a landscape of shimmering woodlands, forgotten houses, towers, distilled music." Digital compositing & editing: Tim Webber/Framestore Vocals: Rebecca Holweg


Sprinkler Topiary (Music Picture Disc Re10 VHS 42mins) distributed Virgin/HMV, Heure Exquise "Ever changing landscape for repeated viewing" Screened: Video Plastique, October Gallery (VJing debut with Matt Black)

1990 : Slow Garden (Music Picture Disc Re3 audio cassette 50mins) Rough Trade
1989 : Places That Dance (Music Picture Disc Re2 VHS 30mins) distributed LUX Centre, Virgin/HMV "Cut up 16mm motorcycling and landscape collage video mixes for home visuals" Track listing : The Getaway, Desert Plane, Motorcycle Pylon, Arrival, Submarine Forest Premiered: Pompidou Centre

1987 : Art in Your Own Time (Music Picture Disc Re1 VHS). Premiered: ICA

1986 : Telephone Music (Telephone Music tel 001) with Philip Sanderson & Naomi Snatch Tapes / Rough Trade

1981 : Snatch 3 (audio cassette TCH300)/ Snatch Tapes/ Rough Trade


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