Bio/CV

“Frankly disturbing” jack of all trades, master of some. Hot pink tech drag fake AI. I am based, divide in my time & work.

London,
United Kingdom

I’m a writer and artist or an artist and writer… sometimes other things, too.

I live in the UK, currently in London. I write fiction, factual texts and journalism, and I make performance lectures, interventions and live role-playing games, mainly for communities and audiences outside of conventional gallery or performance spaces. I like folklore, magic, silly costumes, museums, absurdity, the uncanny valley, and making machines and systems do things their makers wouldn’t approve of.

I work nationally and internationally, with particular experience of (and interest in) east Asia, China and Japan.

Former artist in residence at The Open Data Institute (London), ArtSway (New Forest, England), Oriel Mostyn (Year of the Artist residency, Llandudno, Wales), University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge, Timespan Museum and Archive (Helmsdale, Scotland), Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge, England), OCAT Shenzhen, China), and a Berwick Gymnasium Artist Fellow (Arts Council England & English Heritage).

Contact me here.

PRESS AND MEDIA COVERAGE OF ME AND MY WORK INCLUDES:

a-n, Art Monthly, The Art Newspaper, BBC national and local radio, The Big Issue, Cabinet, Channel 4 Television (UK), China Daily, Dazed & Confused, The Evening Standard (London), The Face, Flux, Frieze, i-d (UK), IDN (Japan), The Guardian, Guardian Culture Pros, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, LBC, Mac Format, MAP, Metro, QTV (China), Realtime (Australia), Resonance FM, The Sci-Fi Channel (UK), Scotland on Sunday, SFX, The Times (UK), Wired.

Group exhibitions & festivals (selected)

2020

Blue Sky Museums, Arts & Heritage and the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, West Yorkshire. Electric Dreams Festival of Online Storytelling, worldwide. Copy That?, The Open Data Institute, London. Fuorisalone 2020, Milan, Italy. ODI Annual Summit, London and worldwide.

2019


Citizen Sci Fi Future Fair, Furtherfield Gallery, London. Copy That, The Open Data Institute, London. Salone del Mobile, Milan Design Week, Italy.

2015-2018

b-side, Portland, England. Salone del Mobile, Milan Design Week, Italy. Hunter Moon for Magic and Technology, Site Gallery, Sheffield, England. Assembly Bristol. Street Lab at Art Week Exeter/Exeter Phoenix. Salone del Mobile at Milan Design WeekFolkestone TriennalMelbourne Festival. What is Art? A User’s Guide, VASW Southampton City Art Gallery. Milan Design Week, Italy. £ Pro Quo, Sluice___ & Slate Projects, London. Christmas Presence, Dorset, England.

… and previously (2002-2014), an incomplete list of many, many others that includes MUSAC, León, Spain; Art on the Underground, London; Sync: Art Meets Technology at Detroit Institute of Arts; Wysing Arts Contemporary: Presents, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, England; Abandon Normal Devices Festival of New Cinema & Digital Culture at FACT, Liverpool, England; Dislocate 08, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan; Broadcast Yourself/AV Festival 08, Hatton Gallery (Newcastle) and Cornerhouse (Manchester), England; Film Circus, Whitechapel Gallery, London. Journeys at Shot by the Sea Moving Image Festival, Hastings, England. OCAT Artists at Borges Libreria Art Foundation, Guangzhou, China. Collaborators: UK Design for Performance 2003-2007, Nottingham Trent University Gallery, England. Hyperlive: Animation and the Camera, Curzon Soho, London. Blink, Gasworks Gallery, London. New Forest Pavilion at 51st Biennale di Venezia/Venice Biennale 2005, Palazzo Zenobio, Italy. Radiator Festival for New Technology Art, Nottingham, England. Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, City Hall, Hong Kong. Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland. International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Nagoya, Japan.