I am an artist whose current practice is heavily engaged with electronic media and the networked communication. My interest in computers began in the 1980s, working with early home computers, learning to program in assembly language and creating a variety of software ranging from arcade games, music and graphic utilities to bespoke programming languages.
Over recent years, I have been commissioned by and worked extensively with a number of arts organisations and academic institutions, creating new work and providing advice, training and support for technology based arts organisations, projects and courses. Recent work included a research post in the Time Based Practice department of the Cardiff School of Art & Design (University of Wales Institute), investigating streaming media for performance and time based work on the Internet.
I worked with DA2 (Digital Arts Development Agency) throughout their three year programme, as web site designer, technical support and facilitator. I have collaborated with artists from many of the projects to create on line pieces based on gallery and performance based work; and assisted in the production of many internet, CD-ROM and video based projects.
In December 1999 I was commissioned as web artist in residence for South West Arts; developing their website for the Year of the Artist. Evolving throughout the year, the site allowed resident artists to contribute directly; creating pages and adding documentation of their work through a web based interface.
Whilst developing an experimental online studio of work (www.devoid.co.uk) I work extensively with ..here nor there.. using the internet, webcasting and networked technology as a focal point for (live) creative discourse, events and production.
Selected Works :
Eden - Installation. Cornershop Studios, Bristol.
No Room For Manoeuvre - performance and installation (Ella Gibbs, Neil Jenkins and Roger Mills). Part of group show "all over the shop", Clifton Arcade, Bristol.
London Brick - edition of 100 hand toned black b/w photograph. Produced for Words and Pictures, artists multiples box set publication.
Observation - performance and installation at Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Gloucestershire, with No Room For Manoeuvre (Ella Gibbs, Neil Jenkins, Roger Mills and Nicholas Tandavanitj)
Invisible and Indivisible - installation and artists book multiple created in collaboration with writer and poet Alyson Hallett. Cornershop Studio, Bristol.
Cover Artwork for singles and LPs by Statik Sound Sytem and Spaceways (Cup of Tea Records)
devoid - www.devoid.co.uk - (ongoing) The start of an evolving web presence, devoid is an experimental space used as a portal and test bed for my interactive and net based work.
Reface Deface - site specific installation and series of photographs, The Old Gaol, Cumberland Road, Bristol.
DA2 - Creation of web site and collaborations on several artists projects with the Digital Arts Development Agency. www.da2.org.uk
here nor there - (ongoing) work with international artists collective. Various works including production of web site, net based collaborative tools and video. www.herenorthere.net
Web artist in residence - Year of the Artist, South West Arts.
Walls Have Ears - Video produced for live sound system show by musician Roger Mills.
Orbital - Online generative poetry engine based on an original poem by Mac Dunlop
Trumpet and Traffic - Video produced with musican Roger Mills
12-12 - production and curation of a live 12 hour show and webcast, featuring national and international performers and video artists. The culmination of year long research position at the Time Based Practice dept of UWIC.
Kniga [za misel] - Book [for thought] - sensor/internet led small screen installation. Kibla Multimedia Center, Maribor, Slovenia.
informer - informer.mute-dialogue.com - (ongoing) An electronic notebook, diary and sketchpad with automated web publication, created to facilitate collaborative projects. Part of Mute-Dialogue; a multimedia projected initiated by Yasser Rashid, exploring issues around identity, displacement, exile, hybridity and cultural experience.