An installation artist working across varied media including Digital Video, Audio, Interactive Media, Artificial Intelligence, Device Control and Hybrid technology. Cotterrell plays with an acknowledged tradition of eccentric invention, customising existing technologies to assert new use values. A practice divided between the gallery and public realm, the differing demands of each intervention are reflected in Cotterrell's sensitivity to site as both location and subject. Cotterrell's work exhibits political, social and behavioural analysis of the environment and context within which, he and his work exhibit. Recent work has involved research into computational models of conversational speech, an artificially intelligent pedestrian urban population and a self-sustaining gridlock generator.
Cotterrell completed a BA Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and an MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in the mid 90s. Over the last ten years, Cotterrell's work has been commissioned and exhibited in North America, Europe and the Far East, in gallery spaces, museums and within the public realm. His work invades the public arena in unexpected ways, from a man-made urban geyser to a life-sized 3d projection to a moving steam train. Cotterrell was selected for the Becks Futures Awards at the ICA, London, 2002, has been and is working on a number of public commissions in the UK and internationally. Cotterrell is represented by Danielle Arnaud contemporary art and a 128pp book, on his recent work has been published by Black Dog Publishing, entitled 'The Impossible Project' (ISBN 1 901033 73 2)
Qualifications and training
- 1997 MA Fine Art, Combined Media, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
- 1996 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting (First Class), Winchester School of Art, Winchester
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