I'm an artist who sets up activity, events & makes systems to explore how knowledge is produced and shared. I like to play with how research & knowledge is produced; who makes it, receives it, where they make it and how.
My curatorial practice stems from my work as an artist interested in cross discipline collaboration. I respond to site and context, taking on roles of curator/collaborator/consultant /facilitatitator/maker/citizen scientist, artist/educator/developer as appropriate.
Current work include projects which explore the use-value of art or the role of art as a tool, device or system bound up within a critique of a socially engaged practice often informed by network and information culture
Projects explore creative technology, folk, critical making, urban studies, sustainability and the emerging open/'open-source'/open hardware/open content movement. I am inspired by Edward Tufte and how art relates to the "envisioning of information". J G Ballard talked of the idea of an 'invisible literature' within the periodicals and journals of science and technology; equally I look for an invisible practice within the research paths of hobbuists, academics, 'makers',
technicians, scientists, engineers and business.
Artists & Other likes Corey Arcangel, Andrew Back, Walter Benjamin, James Bridle, Peter Coffin, Ben Dalton, Jeremy Deller, Mark Dion, Mark E Smith, Glenn Gould, Tad Hirsch and Public Practice, Kevin Hunt, Daniel Jones, Jorge Louis Borges, Shahryar Nashat, Julian Oliver, Chiz Turnross, Brett Victor.
Further Information: I founded SoundNetwork, an artist led organisation with artist Tim Lambert in 2005 and now run Domestic Science and volunteer at DoESLiverpool. I have worked in partnership with AND Festival, Arts Council England, Crafts Council, FACT, Halton Borough Council, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool MakeFest, MENCAP Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, The National Trust, Octopus Collective, PRS for Music Foundation, Re-Dock,
SoundNetwork, Tate Liverpool, Ultima Contemporary Music Oslo and Urbane Kunst Ruhr.