I'm an artist who sets up activity, events & make 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 practice is inter-disciplinary and collaborative. I respond to site and context, taking on roles of curator / collaborator / consultant / facilitator / 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 informed by network and information culture
Projects explore technical and 'maker' cultures, new materialism, critical engineering, urban studies, sustainability and the emerging open-source / open hardware / open content cultures. I am inspired 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 technical and network cultures.
A recent focus has been on participatory art and technology.
Influences Corey Arcangel, Walter Benjamin, Jorge Louis Borges, James Bridle, Peter Coffin, Ben Dalton, Jeremy Deller, Mark Dion, Glenn Gould, Tad Hirsch, Kevin Hunt, Daniel Jones, Adrian McEwen, Shahryar Nashat, Ted Nelson, Julian Oliver, Public Practice Studio, Mark E Smith, Chiz Turnross, Brett Victor.
Further Information: I founded SoundNetwork, an artist led organisation with artist Tim Lambert in 2005 and co-founded artist collective Domestic Science and am a volunteer organiser at DoESLiverpool.
I have worked in partnership with AND Festival, Arts Council England, Crafts Council, FACT, Faculty of Health & Medicine Lancaster University, 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, Whitworth Art Gallery, Ultima Contemporary Music Oslo and Urbane Kunst Ruhr.