Karel Bata

A technician sees a bug and fixes it. An artist sees a bug and explores it.

Karel Bata works with emerging technologies, and believes the best art comes from seeking out happy accidents. He strives to create works that take the viewer in new and unexpected directions.

Born of Czech political refugees, Karel had an unconventional start in the entertainment industry at Soho's infamous Gargoyle Club and the early days of the comparatively respectable Comedy Store.

He created Europe's first projection mapping installation using Super-8 film and mirrors, and has worked extensively in theatre, the film industry, photography, and computer generated imagery. For his MA in Stereo 3D he created several 3D shorts and a series of immersive 3D environments using lasers, projection mapping, and audience interaction.

Karel passionately believes that Bigger is Better, and strives for bold dramatic impact. His work is seldom a static art-piece but an environment the viewer must enter – and so experience a feast for the senses.

Karel is director of the London 3D Film Festival.