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Henry Lai-Pyne aka Eek is a Naarm/Melbourne based new-media artist working across moving image, live multi-media performance, game design, and broadcasting. His work centres symbiotic relationships between the human and screen-focused technology and media. Henry’s creative practice often involves ‘kitbashing’, the merging of mixed-medium processes and found matter for visual storytelling.

 

Henry is currently in residence at Centre for Projection Art. In 2023 he was a resident at Chunky Move and developed TADRA, a mixed-media dance performance which was showcased at Frame Biennale. Lai-Pyne and collaborators were awarded 2023 CultureLab residency at Arts House and Basement Theatre (Aotearoa). His works have been presented at ACMI, Arts House, Soft Centre, Chunky Move, ZeroSpace (NYC), CPA, AsiaTOPA, Melbourne International Film Festival, and AIDLAB Hong Kong.

WORK HISTORY

COMMISSIONS & COLLABORATIONS

[2020-2021] MetaObjects (Hong Kong) 
Contracted 3D Designer

- Rachel Monosov: Complete 3D Modeling for 3D Printing
- Lu Yang: DOKU motion capture animation clean up in Blender and UNITY
- FashionAsia - Design Society: 3D Modeling for virtually interactive rooms
- Gordon Cheung Studio for Chin Chin: 3D design in Blender for AR application

[2020-2022] Exhibitionist (Naarm/Melb, AUS) 
Contracted 3D Designer

- AUSCO Carriageworks: 3D Environment modeling for virtually interactive rooms
- Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020 - Fringe Furniture Exhibition: 3D Environment modeling and asset optimisation for virtually interactive rooms
- AUSCO International Curators PHOTO 2021 
- Atong Atem: 3D Environment modeling and animation for virtually interactive exhibition

[2022] Liquid Architecture (Naarm/Melb, AUS) 
Contracted Artist / Graphic Designer

- Ritual Community Music: Visual Identity, Artwork, and Motion graphics

[2021-2022] INJURY (Eora/Syd, AUS) 
Contracted 3D Artist

- 2022 AUSFW - Sydney Fashion Week: Rare Reality Fashion Film
- 2021 AAFW - Sydney Fashion Week: Real Parent Digital Fashion Film
   - 3D Environment and animation design
   - Film post production

[2022-2024] SOFT CENTRE (Eora/Syd, AUS) 
Contracted Artist / Graphic Designer 
- Visual identity and graphic design for promotional content
- Motion graphics and animation

[2021-2024] MISCELLANIA (Naarm/Melb, AUS) 
In-house Graphic/Motion-Graphics/Marketing Designer 

- Visual identity and graphic design for promotional content
- Avatar design and animation for branding
- Motion graphics and animation     

[2024] STACK (live extended cinema and multimedia performance)

Curated by SOFT CENTRE for DISKOKINA: Acquired Taste at ZeroSpace (NYC)

Female Wizard - Music/Sound and Performance

Henry Lai-Pyne - Visual Artist

Harrison Hall - Choreography and dramaturgy

Sam Mcgilp - Systems design

[2023] TADRA, and other visions (game-engine and motion capture performance)

Commissioned by CHUNKY MOVE 

Jahra Wasasala - Dance/Movement

Henry Lai-Pyne - Visual Artist

Ooshcon - Dance/Movement

Liam Wolfe - Unreal Engine Artist

Spewer - Sound/Music

Harrison Hall - Motion Capture Technician

Sam Mcgilp - Motion Capture Technician

[2023] GUAI (interactive motion capture installation)

Commissioned by Melbourne Fringe 2023 with the support of Footscray Community Arts and the University of Melbourne.

Creative Concept & Sound Design by Mindy Meng Wang & Monica Lim
Coding and Technology by Qiushi Zhou and the School of Computing, University of Melbourne 
Avatar Design by Henry Lai-Pyne
Lighting Design by Giovanna Yate Gonzalez
Set Design by Savanna Wegman

[2022] KALOUGATA (mixed media animation film & live dance performance)

Commissioned by Tempo Festival 2022, Aotearoa/NZ

- Exhibited at Tempo Festival, Aotearoa/NZ

- Exhibited at Physics Room, Aotearoa/NZ

Jahra Wasasala - Dance/Movement

Ooshcon - Dance/Movement

Harrison Hall - Technician

Spewer - Sound/Music

[2024] BAITHOUSE (mixed media virtual live-stream)

Commissioned by ACMI

Henry Lai-Pyne - Visual Artist
Liam Wolfe - Unreal Engine Artist

Emile Zile - Host/Performance

Audrey Pfister - Host/Performance

Babs Rapeport - Host/Performance

[2022] 6 Across, 6 Down (2-channel video install)

Commissioned by SOFT CENTRE

- Installed and exhibited at SOFT CENTRE UNFURL 2022, Closing Concert V, The Calyx, Sydney Botanical Gardens 

[2022] Jebaited (mixed media virtual live-stream and artist interviews)
Commissioned by Arts House for BLEED ONLINE 2022

Mat Spisbah - Producer

Henry Lai-Pyne - Visual Artist

Emile Zile - Performance

Liam Wolfe - Unreal Engine Artist

Cloudy Ku - DJ

[2022] SKINS (live audio-visual performance) 
Commissioned by ASIATopa and Exhibitionist Digital

- Performed at ACMI, Naarm/Melb

[2022] EXTREME SYMBOLS (Animation film and sound composition)

Commissioned by SOFT CENTRE

- Presented at SOFT CENTRE pres. ARC at the Ritz Cinema, Eora/Syd

[2023] Daine x Eek (live AV)
Commissioned by SOFT CENTRE

[2021] ULTRAVIRUS pres. Dr33mphaz3r (Online Rave and chatroom)
Commissioned by ULTRAVIRUS
- 3D modeling, and animation, optimised for virtually interactive spaces

 

[2020] Bridget Mary Chappell - Undertow (Animation Film)
Commissioned by the City of Melbourne and Knowledge Week 2020

 

[2021] Chloe De Brito - Pink Reef (Short Film)
Contracted 3D Animator and VFX Artist

- Melbourne International Film Festival 2022

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