☼ Sam Skinner
♖︎ Torque 2
☁︎ The New Observatory
☜︎ Torque 1
✄︎ Brighton Greenway
☯︎ The Grundy
✌︎ Branch Lines
♘︎ Thamesmead Festival 2015
♥︎ Algorithmic Condition
Coordination of Thamesmead Arts Festival, 2015 - a week of learning and events with over 2000 visitors taking place at The Link, Crossness Pumping Station, and across Thamesmead, produced in collaboration with the festival steering committee.
Including performances, screenings, exhibitions, and workshops, with: Seprewa, Oliver Coates, Entelechy Arts, The Architecture Foundation, Brick Box, Global Fusion, The Albany, Travis Hodges, Ida Barr, Emergency Exit Arts, and Rose Bruford College.
Photography by Travis Hodges.
Funded by Peabody Trust.
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. Some of my research translated into a group exhibition entitled The New Observatory at FACT, which I co-curated with Hannah Redler of the Open Data Institute.
I live and work in Thamesmead, South East London, where I recently collaborated with
TACO! to develop RTM, a new community radio station in the area. I've produced a number of projects with Peabody locally, including a culture guide, arts participation survey, and arts festivals in 2015 and 2016.
Torque, an experimental digital literacy and publishing project. Our most recent book was Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain produced in collaboration with Furtherfield. I was co-chair of Working Group 1 of the COST Action on New Materialism, between 2014-18, and co-edited the project almanac, which I'm developing for the new Matter journal, based at the University of Barcelona.
I'm currently developing a number publishing and public realm art projects, and researching modes of collective organising, in particular the cooperative movement and the history of commoning. I'm into co-co-co-co-llaboration!
I have a BA (LJMU) and MA (Sussex) in Art History.
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