media artist

follows practice-based research that is founded upon artistic propositions that actively struggle to present themselves as coherent language. Exploring these inchoate propositions, she constructs spatial connections and intuitive leaps as a form of inconclusive language. Incorporating performative strategies as a method of shaping thought and taking it into unexpected directions, she curates constellations of signs, materials, and processes to challenge habituated thinking and decentre any one viewpoint.

In 2020 she was awarded a 1year Data Fellowship sponsored by the South West Creative Technology Network (https://www.swctn.org.uk/data/). This was her first time taking part in a collaborative environment, alongside a multitude of viewpoints and agendas from creative, academic, and industry backgrounds, during which she experienced a place of solidarity, that helped her to formalise her thoughts caught between (a)synchronous discussions while supporting one another’s research through virtual panel discussions and collaborative website spaces (https://sensewithdata.org/). In this light, she wants to collaborate with this SIG and to contribute her Data Fellow research; "Becoming Algorithm: exploring pattern recognition as a spatial aesthetic through slowly processed acts of drawing."

Michelle is going to present her research on this "Archive of Shared Perceptual Spaces" in the format of a scattered methodology.


1. Photo credit: Michelle Forrest-Beckett

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4. Lisa Blackman (2019) Haunted Data: Affect, Transmedia, Weird Science. London: Bloomsbury Academic; 1st edition

5. Merlin Coverley (2010) Psychogeography. Pocket Essentials