WELCOME TO THE
PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
What is the future for you, me and the machine? Aeon Industries is a hybrid arts warehouse exploring selfhood & human experience in the age of pervasive technology.
We are an inter-disciplinary practice that creates interactive experiences & performances that blend tech, audiovisuals, music, performance and art. We ask questions about inter-personal communication, intimacy and subjective satisfaction in a rapidly changing world.
As a playground for future-focused makers, technologists & thinkers, we collaboratively build ideas of tomorrow, then bring them to life in ways you make you stop, look, think, feel, and want to be a part of.
In a world that feels fragmented and unsure, we want to create better human experiences that give people vital new senses of belonging.
WHO WE ARE
Alex Hoban - Artistic Director
Alex is a former journalist (Guardian, The Japan Times, NME, Vice) turned digitally-focused conceptual creative with Publisher, Agency (AKQA, R/GA, 72andSunny) and Brand experience (Red Bull, ASOS), previously based in Moscow, Beijing & Tokyo, now firmly grounded in London. Alex founded Aeon Industries as a practice that aimed to ensure mutual growth, learning and collaborative expression across disciplines, in the hope of creating new work that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Lindsay Jessup - Head Of Production
Lindsay is an executive producer with deep and broad experience in the world of digital & interactive content, advertising and events, having worked at AKQA, R/GA and Google. Alongside her work with Aeon Industries, she runs My Yoga Agency, which represents and connects real, qualified and experienced Yoga talent to brands and production houses, in an effort to create authentic & honest work. She is currently managing and producing Aeon Industries' Europe based arts activity.
Alice Stewart - Creative Technologist
Alice is a creative technologist and designer based between London and Amsterdam. As an educator, she has established Hackspace workshops at Kingston University and the Royal College of Art in London. Her self initiated projects have been featured in such publications as The Guardian, It’s Nice That and Complex Magazine.
Pierre Tardif - Creative Technologist
Pierre was a key member of the Immersive Pipeline Research Project and is a software engineer specialised in signal processing. Pierre has worked at various production studios in London including Unit9 and Jack Morton Worldwide on clients including Nike and Volkswagen as a hardware developer, creative coder, software developer and creative technologist.
Johnny Morton - Performance Innovation Theorist
Johnny specialises in the interrelation between philosophy and art and in literature’s mediation between knowledge and desire. For Aeon Industries, his focus is on turning these theoretical underpinnings of selfhood into concrete models of performance. After completing a doctoral thesis at Oxford, he has carried out research fellowships at New College, Oxford and King’s College London and is currently based in Berlin at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte.
Kitty Lester - Business & Communications Director
Kitty is a Communications Director specialising in the arts and events. Over her 10 year career, Kitty has lead campaign strategy and execution for clients including cult immersive theatre phenomenon You Me Bum Bum Train; Red Bull; Sonar Reykjavik; Eventbrite and two of London’s foremost arts spaces and nightclubs, Oval Space and The Pickle Factory.
Anshel Ma - Hong Kong Producer
Anshel is a Hong Kong based writer, performer and producer, and is responsible for our Asia based activity, while exploring new commission opportunities in the region.
User18081971 - Composer
WHAT WE DO
Our practice is split into three distinct categories. Aeon Originals is the heart of our world: developing and creating original artworks and other IP (e.g. new formats / franchises) that push forward the cultural, artistic agenda of our generation.
Our flagship project is Aeon, a fully immersive, 360 degree interactive a/v & dance show, which we are currently taking through R&D. Other original pieces in development include a 'living sculpture' that is kept active using people's attention, and a new live music format called 'Brainrave' that allows audience and artist to co-conduct a performance using the power of their mind.
White Label / CommerciaL
Building on our signature original pieces and network of talent, we offer white label creative services to brands and agencies, either as individuals or as a team directly managing briefs.
We want to improve the human quality of commercially funded communications projects, to make audience-first, mutually beneficial work that makes the commercial arts/content world a friendlier place to exist.
The commercial work featured on this website is a mixture of direct-to-client work supplied by Aeon Industries (e.g. ASOS, Acute Art), and projects at creative agencies in which creative director Alex Hoban has played a key role (e.g. AKQA, R/GA).
Proprietary Products & Systems
A third category currently in development is off-the-shelf experiential & entertainment products and systems, for the eventual purposes of licensing at scale. We can't say too much about this now, but we think you'll like it when we're ready to share.
Aeon Industries is an interdisciplinary creative warehouse incubating raw ideas & unique collaborations, brought to life through arts funding and compelling partnerships with brands and cultural institutions. We have a strong vision and ethos, but we still have a long long way to go - and we won't be able to do it alone.
If you are a creative technologist, developer, thinker, videomaker, designer, art director, a philanthropic arts investor, an agency looking for an injection of fresh ideas, or a marketing exec at a brand who has been convinced by all the flashing imagery herein - get in touch, we'd be honoured to hear from you!