I make artwork responding to technological and social spaces often trying to setup a dialogue or relationship between the two; Social groups like a canoeing club or bell ringers are used as material and a context to explore something; how a city works or a musical topography. I’m interested in the development of technology and how we connect to it and how art relates to what Edward Tufte calls the “Envisioning of information”. I also like to use the warmth of humour or some kind of joy or play to technology based work: Making synthesisers with potatoes, a Nintendo DS choir, the sinking of a cardboard galleon or Colombian cover versions of Joy Division songs
I like to refer to this YouTube clip as encompassing my work somehow…
Works take the form of social interventions, interactive and sound based installations.
My artistic practice is informed by technology led education and public engagement work with young people which has become a form of practice based research for me.