☼ Sam Skinner
♖︎ Torque 2
☁︎ The New Observatory
☜︎ Torque 1
✄︎ Brighton Greenway
☯︎ The Grundy
✌︎ Branch Lines
♘︎ Thamesmead Festival 2015
♥︎ Algorithmic Condition
Syndrome, Liverpool (2014-15)
Video documentation, website content, participation & engagement co-ordination, and occasional printed matter for Syndrome arts lab and events programme led by Nathan Jones, exploring interaction and affect in new media performance.
Supported by Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts.
Collaborators included: Caroline Bergval, Holly Herndon, Lawrence Lek, Rosa Menkman, Ross Sutherland and TCF.
Screen-printed posters, flyers and invitation for The Happy Jug - finale performance of Syndrome.
Syndrome was preceded by Electronic Voice Phenomena in 2012, a performance, research and exchange programme between Berlin and UK based artists, exploring interface between voice and new technology. Co-produced in collaboration with Nathan Jones and Mercy.
Performance event at FEED, Berlin and
Think Tank workshop at Liverpool Biennial 2012.
Documentary material and recorded interviews with artists including Erik Bünger, Alessandra Eramo, Karl Heinz Jeron, Karl Holmqvist, Martin Howse, and Steffi Weismann.
Supported by British Council International Development Fund.
I'm an artist and curator – my practice is focused on relations between technology, media, and community. I employ a range of processes from historical research to printmaking, curation to mural making, publishing to workshops.
I'm currently a research associate at
FACT, Liverpool, where I have been investigating the history of the old Liverpool Observatory for a PhD. Some of my research translated into a group exhibition entitled The New Observatory which I co-curated with Hannah Redler of the Open Data Institute, during summer 2017 at FACT.
I live and work in Thamesmead, South East London, where I'm developing a new
community radio station with TACO to be launched later in 2018, and I've also produced a number of projects with Peabody in the area, including a local culture guide, arts participation survey, and arts festivals in 2015 and 2016.
I'm co-chair of Working Group 1 of the COST Action on
New Materialism, co-edit the project almanac, and co-direct Torque, an experimental digital literacy project. I'm into co-co-co-co-llaboration!
I have a BA (LJMU) and MA (Sussex) in Art History.
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