Select exhibitions/ Audiovisual performances/ Recordings/ Screenings/ Releases.




2018: Digital Agenda’s Impact Awards after party - 7th March, Oval Space, London. Music and visuals from Noise of Art's Ben Osborne and Overlap.


New Album, Medium Fields, OVLP007, Release - 23rd February 2018.  Bandcamp exclusive with extra live mix track, Aquamix 12.40. Long sound tracks of soft electric sub station hum merged with moody drawing room melodies.   "Medium Fields, however, is an audio-only album and not a multimedia project. Overlap proves that they don’t necessarily need multi-media to paint their atmospheres. The video images will probably be a great addition at live performances, but the audio alone works fine, too!"  Ambient Blog.



2017: Trees & Keys, Editions Show 17, Project 78, St Leonards, 16th December- 13th January 2018.


Trees & Keys, Axis, an exhibition of Painting, Photography, Prints and Drawings curated by Alan Rankle for the launch of the Project Space Tracce di Vapore at the Fabbrica del Vapore Arts Centre in Milano.

Artists included are: Matthew Radford, Catherine Balet, Oska Lappin, Kirsten Reynolds, Stephen Newton, Walter & Zoniel, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Overlap, Charlotte Snook, Claudia De Grande, Rebecca Youssefi, Tim Craven, Cat Roissetter, and Alan Rankle.

An illustrated book to accompany the exhibition with texts by Andrea Vento, Judy Parkinson and Alan Rankle will be available soon.


Summer Show, Paintings, Cadogan Contemporary, Kensington, London, July.


Aquatint, selected as one of 5 pieces to be exhibited in Digital Decade 5, an exhibition organised by Design Collector Network, from 25-27 August. The works will be displayed on the Sedition Frame during Digital Decade 5, which takes place in the Hub at Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London. The winning works are also available as digital editions on the Sedition platform.


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, 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.




2016: Trees & Keys , Installation, Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards, UK, September. 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. June.


Deepening Scenery Lecture. The relationship of painting to the moving image: Part time teaching Sussex Coast College, Fine Art BA, January - ongoing.


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


Summer Show, Paintings, Belgravia Gallery, 21 Maddox St, London W1. July - August.


Aquatint, 5 Screen Installation, ISEA2016HK Juried Exhibition, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong.


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.


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


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


Aquatint screening - VII Edition of MADATAC, Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival, January, Centro Centro Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid.


Deepening Scenery Lecture. The relationship of painting to the moving image.: Hampstead School of Art. 6th June.


20 Small Paintngs, Exhibiton. The Kula, 52 High St, Old Town,Hastings, E.Sussex, April 1st - May 31.


Single screen video and paintings by Michael Denton, Jessica Carlisle, London Art Fair, January.




2015: New Paintings and single screen video pieces, solo show, Jessica Carlisle. June.


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 Einhoven, Netherlands.


Alluvium Selected for screening, Espacio Enter 7th Edition, TEA Tenerife. December.


Aquatint audiovisual performance , Museums at Night: INVENTIVE FACTORY, Novium Museum, Chichester. Graveyard Shift .1.


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


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


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


Aquatint audiovisual performance premiered in the Artworks exhibition/performance section of Glasgow's Creativity & Cognition conference June.


Aquatint excerpt from our current AV performance selected for screening at the FIBER festival, May Amsterdam.


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


Garden by Overlap & Eos. Single release. All proceeds to Warchild.




2014: Jessica Carlisle At Home group painting exhibition,December, London.


Cloud Edged, Limited editiod single screen video Light Fantastic exhibition, House of the Nobleman, Frieze, 12 Hay Hill London.


Tracks between Trees OVLP005 instrumental album released October.


Cloud Edged limited edition single screen video. Light Fantastic exhibition, House of the Nobleman, Frieze October,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.


18th Avanca Film Festival multimedia festival, Portugal July.


Woodbridge Music 2014 new music and arts festival featuring live Overlap visuals, August.


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.


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. 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. 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. 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.


Traction Magazine interview with Michael Denton September.




2013: 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.


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 .


Places that Dance AV Set - Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa. 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 Film & Music tent. Groove Armada & Noise of Art.


100 years of Electronic Music and Silent Cinema, BFI, 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,


100 Years of Electronic Music Launch Party live VJ performance, 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.


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.


Returning awarded special mention, Avanca Film Festival, Portugal.


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, 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.




2012: Visual Serialism lecture, The Fridge Dubai. Seminar and workshop.


Sandsplash: The Printworks, America Ground, Hastings. Paintings exhibition - 8 new works.


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.


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.




2011: Anna May Wong: Stilled in Film screening, National Maritime Museum London, “Traders Unpacked”.


Attack The Block Party, Latitude Festival. 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.


Belgravia Gallery, Mayfair, London - summer shows – new paintings.


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).




2010: Anna May Wong: Stilled in Film National Portrait Gallery, London. Transported from her starring role in EA Dupont’s 1928 classic, "Piccadilly", into 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, 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).


Belgravia Gallery, Mayfair, London - summer shows – new paintings.


Rendelsham: UFO, Latitude Festival, 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, 360 degree sci-fi visuals (Noise of Art).


Deepening Scenery OVLP004 release.




2009: Belgravia Gallery Mayfair, London. Abstraction group exhibition - new paintings.


Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust award received for painting acheivment.


Glow Blink Slow EP OVEP006 Recommended Downtempo & Electronica Audiojelly website.


Love Bites: Dance of the Vampires Latitude Festival, 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.


Velven video awarded special mention,Tilt Festival.


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


Ether Festival, Royal Festival Hall - live visuals.




2008: Piccadilly Nites British Film Institute, London. Audiovisual performance using footage from EA Dupont’s silent 1929 classic “Piccadilly”.


Victoria & Albert Museum, London: "French Connection Friday Late: Cold War Modern”.


Parallel Place, Todds Gallery, Hastings old town. audiovisual installation, oils on canvas.


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


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.




2007: AAF New York, group show oil on aluminium.


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.




2006: 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".


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.




2005: Discovery Dock West foyer, 6’6” squ corporate painting commission, luxury Docklands development Canary Wharf, London.


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.



2004: AAF New York, Landscapes, paintings on canvas. Discovery Dock East foyer.


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.


2003,4,5: Downstream leftfield music video broadcast internationally on Addicitve TV's ITV1 produced Mixmasters series.



2003: Upstream single screen video. Screenings: Hamburg International Short Film Festival / ICA VJ Shorts Festival.


48 Small Paintings exhibition 291 Gallery, London. A series of 11” square oil on boards.


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.



2002: Nearstill sound responsive installation, Big Chill Enchanted Garden Art Trail 2001: Nearstill Online and CD ROM project in collaboration with Solaris Media



2000: Overlap 10 single screen video plastic portrait of LA, Britart Gallery Tomorrow Gate exhibition. 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).



1999: Overlap formed with Anna McCrickard as a platform for music, electronic art and music industry/festival activities including single screen videos,VJing, audiovisual screenings and installations.



All titles below released under artist name Michael Denton.


1999: Deep Space Angel single screen video installation, Nehru Centre, Mumbai,Camera: Jerry Chater, Editing: Framestore.  Open (3:10 mins), Deep Space Angel ( 2:45 mins) shortform versions for MTV Editing: Bryan Dyke/Company B.


1997: Strange Cartoons painting exhibition, BBC TV Centre foyer, London, Corporate commissions for Lexington Post, London W1 and The Mill, London W1.


1996: Domino Series painting exhibition, 142 Farringdon Rd, London.


1994: Open (Music Picture Disc Re12 VHS 26mins) screened at London’s ICA and the Big Chill Festival1994: Open, single screen video screening, Video Plastique Festival, France.


Submarine Forest single screen video screening, Melbourne Moving Image Festival.

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.   Open, single screen video screening, Video Plastique Festival, France.


1992-1997: ongoing painting installs, central London TV and Film Post Production houses Glassworks, Rainbow, The Mill, Framestore, Moving Picture Company.


1992: 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: Submarine Forest (Music Picture Disc Re4 VHS) single screen video. Premiere screening, Pompidou Centre Paris - part of the LUX touring exhibition.


Slow Garden (Music Picture Disc Re3 audio cassette 50mins) released on Rough Trade Records


1989: Places That Dance (Music Picture Disc Re2 VHS 30mins) premiered at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, distributed by the LUX Centre, Virgin and HMV . Artist “Film Makers on Tour” awards  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) single screen video premiered at London’s ICA. South West Arts Award for 16mm landscape study received. Arts Council Award for 16mm Shakespeare Cliff study received. 16mm & video titles held in permanent collection by UK Arts Council funded LUX organization: Arrival, Middle Middle Beginning, Motor Cycle/Pylon, Plane Wave, Submarine Forest, Vacuum, Watertight.


Art in Your Own Time  Premiered: ICA .


1983/4: Parker, Press Conference, Crosschair, Drill Piece, Simulator, Michael: single screen videos exhibited as Subvert Videos /Young Contemporaries at the ICA (under alias Elizabeth Bond).


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.



Michael Denton, Born 1959 Dorset, England, 1983: BA Honours Degree, Time Based Media Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art,1985: MA Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art, London.


Anna Mc Crickard, Born 1974  Kasama, Zambia, 1996: BA Honours Degree, Goldsmiths, University of London.






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