Adam Clarke 

 

is a leading Minecraft artist and digital producer, responsible for some of the most innovative Minecraft projects in the world.

 

He uses Minecraft, games, traditional art and technology to inspire and entertain, working globally with institutions, museums, schools and companies.

 

His work includes high-profile collaborations with Tate Britain, Artichoke Trust, The Space, Guardian Newspapers, United for Wildlife, Disney and much more. He produces an online YouTube Channel and also starred as Wizard Keen, collaborating in Stampy's Minecraft educational series Wonder Quest.

 

He is a global speaker on the creative uses of Minecraft and how playing can open doors to learning and enable a new generation of thinkers, creators, and agents of social change.

Projects

My Mothers House - Poetry Minecraft and loss

My Mother’s House is the most moving poem I’ve ever played. It’s the work of poet Victoria Bennett, inspired by her experience caring for her terminally-ill mother, and reliving some of the shared memories in her home. reliving some of the shared memories in her home.

RAMM-Craft - The Hedgeland Model Map

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Behind the Wall - Block Print a global collaborative Minecraft fabric design experiment

Using the video-game platform of Minecraft, Adam Clarke invited a global community of young people to step beyond the wall into a specially created Minecraft version of Standfast & Barracks. Through play, exploration and the license to innovate, the participants created fantastic pixel art using Minecraft blocks. 

 

Over 48 hours, participants created their individual designs of repeating patterns, inspired by the design and print history of Standfast & Barracks. These designs were curated by Adam into the Block Print frieze and printed by the digital fabric printers at Standfast & Barracks to create a collaborative and completely unique design. 

 

Block Print brings together the working industrial heritage site of Standfast & Barracks with 21st Century gaming, showcasing the visions and creativity of young people from around the world.

Minecrafting the Museum - Museum Next, New York

This presentation from Artist and Educator Adam Clarke was filmed at MuseumNext New York in November 2016, at the conference, Adam spoke about his work pioneering work with a museum on the gaming platform Minecraft.

Wood and Pixels a Minecraft arts residency at Bernhiem Forest

Explore the world of Bernheim through Minecraft!

This past fall, Bernheim Artists in Residence, The Common People, a family of three from England, used Minecraft as a medium and the natural world for inspiration to create Bernheim inspired worlds.

 

Adam Clarke, Victoria Bennett and their son, Django Moses, took part in this first of its kind residency that challenged the conventional wisdom that digital play and nature play are mutually exclusive. “They showed us that it doesn’t have to be one or the other,” said Martha Slaughter, Bernheim’s Visual Arts Coordinator.

Culture Geek - Adam Clarke Minecraft in Museums

The 2016 Culture Geek Conference in London has added Adam Clarke, an artist with over 20 years experience of engaging people in creative practice to the list of speakers presenting at the conference in June.

 

Adam has been a leading figure in the online Minecraft community, he has instigated numerous groundbreaking Minecraft projects and is widely involved in the use of Minecraft within cultural, heritage and educational settings.

 

In 2014 Adam was shortlisted for the IK prize at Tate Britain and later in the year released Tate Worlds Minecraft ‘maps’ that present virtual environments inspired by artworks from Tate’s collection. He has also worked with archeologists and curators on the Tullie House Museums At Night project, to create an interactive event based around his online Minecraft map of Hadrian’s Wall.

 

More recently Adam has worked with YouTube star Stampy on WonderQuest, a Minecraft based animated series produced with Nickleodeon and YouTube. The show which aims to educate and entertain has been viewed millions of times.

Culture Geek founder Jim Richardson said, “I’ve been lucky enough to see Adam speak at MuseumNext in 2014, where he gave one of the most entertaining and talked about presentations at the conference. I am really excited to hear about his recent projects, and the opportunities which Minecraft offers cultural organisations”.

The Culture Geek Conference, takes place June 23rd at the Royal Institution, Mayfair, London. Speakers include leaders from Sónar Festival, MoMA, Royal Albert Hall and Flying Object.

1666 The Great Fire of London in Minecraft

To mark the 350th anniversary of the most devastating fire in the city's history, the Museum of London created Fire 1666, an exciting virtual experience in the Minecraft computer game. Great Fire 1666 features three Minecraft maps, offering a unique and immersive perspective on the Great Fire of London. 

 

Adam Clarke was the Minecraft Digital Producer, commissioned to create Fire 1666, working alongside the Museum of London’s curators to bring to life the city before, during, and after the fire. 

 

Adam initiated and created the narratives with his partner, writer Victoria Bennett, bringing in long-term Minecraft collaborator, Dragnoz, to created to interactive elements. The final build of 17th Century London was created by renowned Minecraft team, Blockworks. 

 

The result is a totally immersive experience that engages discovery and learning in a fully interactive, and playful way. 

Wonder Quest 360

Production mangager of 360 video for Wonder Quest

Sonar Festival

January 01, 2020

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Wonder Quest

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Templecraft

January 01, 2020

In March 2015 the community of Derry-Londonderry came together with carpenters, constructors and artist David Best to build Temple, a 72ft high timber construction inspired by the traditions of the Burning Man Festival, Nevada. Temple was created to celebrate community, art and freedom of expression, and was the result of over two years of hard work and dedication from many people across the city and beyond. Everyone was invited to leave a memory behind, let go of the past and look to the future. Up to 60,000 people visited over the seven days it was open, covering the inside of the structure and it's pillar with personal messages.   

In parallel, artist Adam Clarke, BlockWorks and Sparks built a digital reconstruction of the Temple in Minecraft, to allow people worldwide to explore the Temple, leave their memories and take part in this reflective artwork wherever they were. 

The Minecraft structure replicated the Temple’s startling architecture and intricate internal spaces. Mapped onto a representation of the city of Derry-Londonderry, this extraordinary digital artwork created the impression of a temple high on a hill, towering over the city below.

Just like in the physical Temple, Minecraft players were able to explore the temporary structure online and leave their own messages, mementos or objects inside its walls.

We Are the Rangers

January 01, 2020

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Keep it in the Ground

January 01, 2020

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Web We Want

January 01, 2020

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Tate Worlds

January 01, 2020

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Museum At Night - Minecraft at Tullie House

January 01, 2020

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