Visual artist and art researcher who creates interactive digital artworks and writing about place, technology and transience. Has published work dealing with visual art documentation, art theory, artist-led spaces, and other work outside of the arts including social computing law, trust, and digital places.
Place: Interest in place stems from writing on this subject by anthropologists and sociologists, in studies on how people understand and identify with their surroundings. This is mainly focussed on rural localities, where in recent times the phenomenon ‘solastalgia’ (a psychological feeling of loss of place) has been prevalent due to major environmental change.
Technology: Technology is a primary medium, and concept in artist's artworks. Interested in what art and technology theorist Lev Manovich refers to as ‘the language of new media’: Interactive artworks are interesting to audience members because they encourage collaboration and engagement that is already trained. Using digital media as a medium in artworks allows me to critique the role of screens and digital culture in society.
Transience: All things are transient, but the effect of changes from one state to another are often overlooked. Past work is anchored by transience, whether through being physically transient or working conceptually with the idea of things that change or disappear over time, influenced by art theory and philosophy.