Pete Gomes is an artist, filmmaker and academic from South London working in moving image, performance, diagrams, photography, collage and music. His latest work develops and uses dynamic improvisatory frameworks for collaborative performer/camera improvisation. The artist's work includes: human/animal – an extended ensemble improvisation by four actors moving between human and animal states; and the collaborative feature length film Shalott (2023) – a queer dystopian adaptation of Tennyson’s 19th century poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’, filmed in Berlin between lockdowns. Gomes' artistic doctorate developed a new model for improvisational filmmaking which he utilises in his own work and disseminates through workshops.
Gomes' work has been presented and screened internationally including: Institute of Contemporary Arts, Whitechapel Gallery, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Stedelijk Museum, Exploding Cinema, The Horse Hospital, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Gimpel Fils, Plimsoll Gallery Tasmania, Deptford X, Event Gallery, Vienna Museum of Contemporary Art, Leeds International Film Festival, Volcano Film Festival, The Place, Pixelache, Sonar, Royal Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre and Channel Four.