Gabrielle Hoad

Gabrielle Hoad

Artist, Writer

Gabrielle Hoad makes drawings, objects and digital works that address the gap between the world and our representations of it. By testing the limits of objective observation and description, her work often brings the inherent human presence into focus. She has made work with and for sites including an organic farm (Foreign Soil) and a retail district (Stowage). Project collaborators have included glider pilots, homing pigeons, biologists, engineers and programmers. 

Building on her interest in animal surveillance and the way scientific knowledge is constructed, she has recently been working with the idea of the hide – a camouflaged structure that seeks to efface the presence of the human observer and encourage 'natural' behaviour in those observed.

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Location Exeter, South West
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Critical writing, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Digital, Drawing, Environment, Photography, Sculpture
Tags bird flight, art science, drawing, photography, bananas, 3D printing, digital, botanic, data, surveillance

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