Simon Katan

Simon Katan is a digital artist who makes software to create musical odysseys of abstract animated worlds and also design games in which the players unwittingly become performers of bizarre and occasionally daft rites.

During his residency, Simon created a new interactive game for cinema audiences, playfully investigating the behaviours created by social media.

He updated his blog Adventures in Code with news, thoughts, and developments while in residence with us.

Welcome to the website for Pixel Palace, Tyneside Cinema’s digital art programme, which ran from 2008-2014. Here you can explore our archive of exciting art commissions and exhibitions, as well as the artists we worked with over that time. You can find out more about what is happening with the current Tyneside Cinema Arts Programme at