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


At the core of my practice I am interested in exposing and reconfiguring the relationships between technology, ecology and the human. I am particularly interested in how new technologies, their interfaces, screens, databases, affects and transmissions allow for new forms of control to be realised over humans and non humans. In recent works I have begun to look at the materialities of these technologies and how every device has its origins below the surface, routed in the earth’s strata.

The films I create are made up of video footage that has been reprocessed, re-animated, re-filmed and effected in an attempt to move away from the high-definition and make it difficult to read in terms of time or geographical location.

In the work I take on a range of fictional identities sometimes voicing the concerns of various anonymous collectives and non-human entities and playing an ever changing authorial role.  The resulting works, mainly in film and performance, act as anonymous calls to action voicing social science fictional proposals for new ways of living, new relations between technology and ecology, new visions of human and non-human agency and new methods of escape.

Current Research Interests

-The materiality of media technologies

-Media ecologies, affects and agency

-Non-human agency and its political potential in art


Charlie Tweed is an artist and academic based in Bristol. He is currently a Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture at Bath Spa University, he has an MFA in Art Practice from Goldsmiths, London and an MA in Digital Media.

He is currently completing his AHRC funded PHD at Kingston University where he is developing a large scale video installation titled: ‘The Signal and The Rock’. Recent group shows and awards include: dragged down into lowercase (Sommerakademie) at the Zentrum Paul Klee (2008); Winner of the Galerie Klatovy Klenova prize at the Start Point European Academy Awards (2008); winner of the ECO 09 prize (2009) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries in (2007); The Box Season 5 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales (2012); The London Open at Whitechapel Gallery (2012); Experimentica at Chapter Arts Centre, Wales (2012); SUB12 at Substation, Melbourne (2013). Recent conferences include: Geologies of Value and Vestige (2013) (Kingston University) and Trans – What? Symposium (Berlin) (2013).

Recent solo shows include: Notes I,II & III at Spike Island, Bristol, Animate Projects and Alma Enterprises, London (2010-11); i am algorithm at Aspex , Portsmouth and Exeter Phoenix (2013); residency programme at Grizedale Arts (2011).

Curating - From 1999 – 2004 he was the co-founder of art collective LAND who then set up Alma Enterprises Gallery where he was Co-Director from 2004 – 2011  (based at 1 Vyner Street, Bethnal Green and 38 Glasshill Street, Southwark). At Alma he co-curated shows and talks by artists including: Brian Catling, Katie Cuddon, Suzanne Treister, Richard Grayson, Rod Dickinson, Jennet Thomas, Paul Tarrago, Roisin Byrne, Neil Hedger, Alex Baggaley, Hayley Newman, Kim Noble, Jem Finer, Thomas Altheimer and others. From 2012 he will be the Co-Curator of a new art residency programme and educational organisation.

Read an article on the Notes series by Spike Island curator Marie-Anne McQuay for Animate Projects

Watch the entire Notes series online at Animate Projects

View some recent works on Vimeo