About

Notes Part I,II & III, Spike Island. Installation view. Photo: Joe Maxwell

About

I am a media artist and practice based researcher who lectures in digital media practice and theory at Bath Spa University where I am also the  Co-Director of the Centre for Media Research. My performative, digital and video based works have interrogated the affective qualities of digital technologies and the human desire to control and manage the natural and social world using various forms of machine. I am interested in the human relationship with machines and systems and how these have been harnessed to consume the natural world and drive integrated systems of capital.

 

My works utilise methods of fictional writing, appropriation, re-mixing and performance to construct detailed proposals and parallel fictions which are often site specific and identify future relations between technology and ecology and new visions of human and non-human agency.

Current Research Interests 

 

-Environmental media and technological materiality

-The relations between digital technologies and new systems of control

-Actor networks and technical hyperobjects

-Fictional methods and their potential as an art strategy

Biography

Recent solo shows include: “Soon we will become output” (2017), Stanley Picker Gallery, London; “i am algorithm” (2013) at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth and Exeter Phoenix; “Notes I, II & III” (2010/11) at Spike Island, Bristol; Animate Projects and Alma Enterprises, London. Recent group shows include: Silent Signal, Daejeon Artist House, South Korea; VAEFF, Tribeca Film Centre, NYC; Kew Gardens Film Festival, Queens Museum, NYC; “Selected VI” (videoclub touring programme); “Both Sides Now III: Screenings in East Asia” (videoclub); “Silent Signal” (multiple venues); Oberhausen Short Film Festival; “Cold Bodies, Warm Machines”, NRW-Dusseldorf; Inland Art Festival; “dragged down into lowercase” (Sommerakademie) at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland; “The Box Season 5”, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales; “The London Open”, Whitechapel Gallery. Residencies and awards include: Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award (2015-17); AHRC Funding award (2011-17); Grizedale Arts Residency Programme (2005 and 2011); Sommerakaedemie, Zentrum Paul Klee (2008); Aspex Emergency 5 Winner 2011; Startpoint European Academies Award (2008); Whitstable Biennale (2008).

My films have been screened internationally at venues including: ICA, London; CCA, Glasgow; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Watershed, Bristol; Plymouth Arts Centre; CAFA, Beijing; Quad, Derby; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Castlefield, Manchester.