Approved: 16.08.2006

Neil Webb

Artist, Maker, Film-maker, Lecturer / academic

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Neil Webb is a practising artist based in Sheffield working predominantly with sound. His practice includes sound installation, video, performance, curation,CD releases under the name bocman and is a founder member of Host Artists Group. He is now senior lecturer in sound at Sheffield Hallam University. 2003 saw performances by bocman at Sheffield Hallam University, The MAXIS Festival , Leeds, the

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Activities: Further education, Lecturing, Residencies, Film-making, Studio practice
  • Tags: sound art , sound design, film, media art,
 
 

Biography

Neil Webb is a practising artist based in Sheffield working predominantly with sound. His practice includes sound installation, video, performance, curation,CD releases under the name bocman and is a founder member of Host Artists Group. He is now senior lecturer in sound at Sheffield Hallam University. 2003 saw performances by bocman at Sheffield Hallam University, The MAXIS Festival , Leeds, the annual Sonic Artists Network Conference in Sheffield and the release of the CD Somewhere Nowhere. He also curated the events Sounds Recorded for an Empty Nightclub as part of Sheffield 03 and Host 4 : Cinema in 2004. In 2004 Webb's work continued to develop through collaboration including his work with Host Artists Group. In 2005 Neil undertook a residency at Hull Time Based Arts creating the installation and CD, The Inside Underneath. He also completed a long standing project, Solaristics inspired by Stanislaw Lem's book and Andrei Tarkovsky's film Solaris. He was selected for an artists residency, Signal-to-Noise Ratio at the Tower Atelier in Neuhausen Germany. During the residency he created two new works, a multi-channel sound installation titled Across the Field and a video installation titled Heaven up Here. During 2006 Neil created a new sound installation Invisible Resonance 2 for the Consortium Gallery in Amsterdam, screened two video works, Slow Motion Static and Tide Time at the Sound Practice conference at Goldsmith's University London. The video work Enter the Underworld was also screened in Liverpool as part of the 37 Seconds BBC big screen project.The bocman project continued with performances at the Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam and in England. The CD Motion Static was also released.He also recorded and edited audio tracks for the installation Doodah by Carl von Weiler for the Storey Gallery in Lancaster. 2007 saw the making of a multi-channel audio visual installation in collaboration with Ron Wright titled The Breach and making the multi-channel sound installation The Stars in Us All for Bloc Space in Sheffield. He was also commissioned to contribute a visual work and tie in sound piece, Sheffield's New Steel Dream for the publication The Sheffield Pavilion which was launched at the Venice Biennale. Other commissions included a podcast titled Radio Stars for the Sound Network and Folly Gallery. In 2008 Webb was commissioned to create a new audio installation in Sheffield's Winter Gardens. Titled Adrift this was part of the city wide event Sheffield 08 Yes, No Other Options. He has recently completed new tracks with Ron Wright and a piece for the audio project Host 9: Otherliness.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2005 - MA Fine Art (Distinction), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 1998 - Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, University of Reading, Reading 1995 - BA Hone Fine Art (First), Kent institute of Art and Design, Canterbury Solo exhibitions 2011 - Ghost Block, Stone Squid Experimental Art Space, Hastings 2011 - Wired Above, Jeune Creation, Paris 2008 - Adrift, sound installation, Winter Gardens Sheffield, Sheffield 2007 - 'The Stars in us All' Exhibition, Bloc Space, Sheffield 2004 - 'Solaristics' live performance, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 2003 - 'Bocman and Whoop' live performance, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 2003 - 'Hinterland' live performance, MAXIS Festival, Leeds 2003 - 'Little Star' audio presentation, MAXIS Festival, Leeds 2003 - 'Little Star' audio presentation, Sonic Arts Network Annual Conference, Sheffield 2003 - 'Sounds Recorded for an Empty Nightclub' audio playback, Sheffield Art 03, Corporation Nightclub, Sheffield 2002 - Power of Speech - Installation, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2000 - Pin Skating, Philips Gallery, Taunton 1999 - Searching, Strode Theatre, Street 1996 - Ego Versus The Elements, Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater Group exhibitions 2011 - Listen Up, CADS, Sheffield 2010 - Art in an Era of Diversity, Independent Arts Management, London 2009 - Host 9 Otherliness Sound Exhibition, Vane Gallery, Newcastle 2009 - Kitchen Sink, The School Creative Centre, Rye 2009 - The Definition of Beauty - Where Art Meets Music Video, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield 2007 - and...and...and..., Sylvester Works, Sheffield 2006 - Jeez Scott Walker, Consortium, Amsterdam, Holland 2006 - Sound Practice, Goldsmith's University, London 2006 - Spool, Consortium, Amsterdam, Holland 2005 - Pop: Fine Art MA Degree Show, National Centre for Popular Music, Sheffield 2004 - Host 4: Cinema, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield 2004 - 'Incedentals' and 'Sweet Nothings', Bloc Space, Sheffield 2004 - Scramble, Main Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University 2004 - Slow Wave Sleep, Host 3, Sheffield 2004 - Sonic Network Analysis, Klein Works Gallery, Chicago 2004 - Sonic Network Analysis, Stasis Space, Chicago 2003 - FF, Tactile Bosch Arts Space 2002 - Host, Amp Studios, Sheffield 2002 - Seismic, Great Western Studios, London 2001 - East of Eden, Spacex Gallery, Exeter 2000 - Art At The Interface of Science and Technology, New Greenham Art Centre, Newbury 1999 - Abstract Art, Maybon Gallery, Crewkerne 1999 - Young Artists Exhibition, Ashridge Management College 1998 - Ida Branson Memorial, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield 1998 - Untitled Exhibition, Connaught Brown, London 1998 - Untitled Exhibition, University of Reading 1996 - Medicine Bar Show, Custard Factory, Birmingham 1995 - Inside Out, Cubitt Gallery, London 1995 - UK Graduate Exhibition, Candid Gallery, London Curated projects 2010 - Sonic Art Oxford, Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BP, Oxford 2009 - The Definition of Beauty - Where Art Meets Music Video, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield Live/Performance 2010 - Otherliness +, Bloc Projects, Sheffield 2009 - Concussion, live performance with David Morin, Bloc Space, Sheffield 2006 - Bocman live, Lloyd Hotel Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam, Holland 2006 - Bocman live with Michael Day, Consortium, Amsterdam, Holland Artist talks 2010 - The Contingency of Curation at Tate Britain, Tate Britain - Clore Auditorium, London 2009 - Host 9 Otherliness artists talk., Vane Gallery, Newcastle 2007 - Neil Webb Artists Talk, Bloc Space, Sheffield Residencies 2005 - Signal-To-Noise-Ratio, Towers Atelier Neuhausen, Germany 2005 - The Inside Underneath, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull Projects 2009 - Host 9 : Otherliness, Vane Gallery, Newcastle 2008 - Host 8: Observatory, The Millenium Galleries, Sheffield 2007 - Host 6: Beauty, Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum, Venice 2007 - Host 7: Home Disco, Various, Various 2004 - Host 4: Cinema 2004 - Undercurrents 2003 - Somewhere Nowhere 2003 - Sounds Recorded for an Empty Nightclub Other 2007 - Sound Network Podcast Series, Sound Network and The Folly Gallery, Lancaster