This website showcases the things I make. I'm an artist/director whose specialty is in telling stories with new and emerging technology from film to web to physical. I direct, animate, code, write, sculpt and generally shoot light in fancy formations across different mediums.
You can drop me a line at
evan [at] greengoldenly [dot] com
December 4th 2014 saw one of the biggest events of the year in the US - President Barack Obama and Tom Hanks switched on the Christmas tree lights outside The White House in the President's Park in Washington DC.
Working with Google and 72andSunny in LA, Nexus Interactive Arts (directed by myself) created the website and light installation programme, enabling young girls from the comfort of their homes, to code their own unique light design, using an intuitive programming language called Blockly. The girls were empowered to alter the colour, pattern and movement of the lights to create their own Christmas light show and once created, the designs were then sent to one of the 56 trees of their choice, each representing a different US state or territory.
Looking at a Horse is about the context and experience of viewing art. It is a piece that changes its appearance depending on where it is located and who is viewing it. Moment by moment, in real-time, it updates how it looks in response to its surroundings, creating a feedback loop where the viewer and context are part of the piece. Art has a value in being looked at. Our perception of its value can be linked to where the work is viewed and who is viewing it. To look at art is to place it in relation to ourselves and the space around it. Looking at a Horse plays on this by changing its value in response to visitors. Simply, the more people viewing the piece, the more beautiful it is.
Memory Palace was multi-dimensional exhibition experience at the V&A museum based on Hari Kunzru’s fictional novel about the art of memory. The only interactive work in the exhibition, Johnny Kelly devised a digital platform where visitors are able to draw their memories at the venue on an Android Note tablet and then on submit they are presented as a mosaic of memories inside the Memory Palace. From here, I worked with the V&A and Johnny Kelly to turn the experience into an interactive web project that users from all over the world could contribute to the Memory Palace.
The IK Prize is an annual award from Tate Britain that recognises creative talent in the digital industry.
My project, Through the Eyes of an Eight-Year-Old was one of four projects shortlisted.
The proposal was an animated, interactive web experience that showcased the BP Walk Through British Art through the beautifully imaginative mind of an eight year old boy. Its goal was to educate viewers about the history of British art through colourful illustrations, humorous dialogue and playful interactions. The 6-10 minute experience was to be much more than just a website or film. It would combine the two into an innovative narrative unlike any other public engagement project out there.
Music video for Two Inch Punch's Up In Your Mix. A sculpture that is part abstract, yet sexy; ghostly yet sharp and elegant. Inspired by the Japanese artist Kazuki Takamatsu, the end result is a music video that bestrides abstract animation and bleeding edge architecture. And it makes a depth pass look sexy.
I worked as an art director and technology forecaster on the mega franchise that is the Call of Duty series. My work focused on mainly the in-game feel and the cut sequences.
It was great working with Activision and the dudes at Spov imagining what the immediate (10 year) future of war would be like then going nuts with it.
Maroon 5 held a Coca-Cola Music 24hr Session where they were the first artists ever to write and record a brand new track while drawing on live inspiration from fans from around the world. The project was conceived by Wieden + Kennedy and Lexis PR, directed by Hellicar & Lewis and featured innovative technology that helped fans interact with the band while they were in the studio. Fans were asked to send in words, pictures and comments live to inspire the creation of the song. They also had the chance to ask questions of the band and help with critical decisions by voting for different options.
My role was the broadcast animation package that went out live with the various highlight edits. I also helped Pete Hellicar concept the initial designs during the early development period.
The short version:
"Evan Boehm is an award winning artist whose work focuses on the intersection between technology and storytelling. With a background in computer engineering and 3D graphics, his work ranges from animated films to open source music videos to interactive web films to digital installations, always expressing his interest in narrative structures and character interaction. His goal is to always tell a story in a new, fantastic way using technology as the medium.
Evan's work has been shown internationally and he regularly gives lectures on technology and design.
He is the Creative Director of Nexus Interactive Arts in London."
Bronze Clio: Digital: Made w/ Code
D&AD White Pencil: Creativity for Good / Advertising & Marketing Communications for Made w/ Code
Webby Winner: Corporate Social Responsibility Campaigns for Made w/ Code
British Arrows Finalist: International
Tate Britain IK Prize Shortlist
SXSW Finalist: Art: Memory Palace
Webby Nominee: NetArt: Memory Palace
Creative Review Annual: Memory Palace
Adobo Awards: Gold: Best Design, Interactive: Memory Palace
Ciclope Festival: Finalist: Interactive Film
Lovie Awards GOLD: Best HTML5 for The Carp and the Seagull
Creative Review Annual: The Carp and the Seagull
Webby Nominee: Experimental & Weird for Carp and Seagull
Webby Honoree: Movie & Film for Carp and Seagull
Webby Honoree: Mobile & Expereince Marketing for Project Runway
Webby Honoree: Best Use of Interactive Video for Carp and Seagull
Creative Applications: 10 Best and Most Memorable Projects of 2012
FWA: Site of the Day
Adobe: Cutting Edge Project of the Week
Culture Bully: The Most Technologically Innovative Videos