Approved: 25.06.2007

Peter Spiers

Artist, Researcher

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Approved: 25.06.2007

Using tools of performance and image making, my practice adopts an approach of practical philosophy. Combining dialogical methodologies and performative strategies, the work centres on the nature of the image and sets out to create an encounter that goes beyond representational means, towards a more experiential engagement.
By creating event-experiments the work re-creates conditions and phenomena

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  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
 
 

Biography

Using tools of performance and image making, my practice adopts an approach of practical philosophy. Combining dialogical methodologies and performative strategies, the work centres on the nature of the image and sets out to create an encounter that goes beyond representational means, towards a more experiential engagement. By creating event-experiments the work re-creates conditions and phenomena of the lived event of being. These open-ended experiments make such propositions as; empathy as a performance centred embodied image encounter, images as devices to re-create coincidences, and the image as an invested lived experience. With an extensive public output profile in the U.K. and internationally, my practice has developed over the last 14 years and is accredited with a Doctorate in Fine Art Practice from the University of Ulster, Belfast.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2012 - Ph.D Fine Art, University of Ulster, Belfast 2008 - Master of Fine Art in Fine Art, University of Ulster, Belfast 1998 - B.A. Hons. Fine Art, Staffordshire University, Staffordshire Solo exhibitions 2012 - Pissed Ink, Unit, Belfast 2010 - 54ยบ34'51.67", SAP Gallery, England 2010 - Image>Act>Actual, Platform Arts, Belfast 2010 - Spaces and Other Places, Market Place Gallery, Armagh 2009 - Image>Act>Actual, Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo, Ireland Group exhibitions 2014 - Presently, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown 2013 - Cologne International Videoart Festival, Cologne OFF IX, Cologne 2013 - Psychic Driving, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast 2012 - Instances of Agreement, Kao Yuan Art Centre, Taiwan 2010 - Synthesis, Platform Arts, Belfast 2009 - Format09, various locations, Derby 2008 - Group Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast 2007 - Group Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast 2007 - Group Show, Old Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast 2007 - Group Show, Queen Street Gallery, Belfast 2007 - Members Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast Live/Performance 2012 - Coincidence Experiment, Platform Arts, Belfast 2011 - 100 Hours 100 Photographs, durational photo-action, Belfast 2010 - Action Experiment Into Becoming, durational action, Belfast 2010 - Marking The Line, Saltburn Artists' Projects, England Residencies 2009 - DAS Graduate Award, DAS, Belfast 2009 - Fix09 - Writer in residence, Catalyst Arts, Belfast Competitions, prizes and awards 2008 - ACNI production award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast