☼ Sam Skinner
♖︎ Torque 2
☁︎ The New Observatory
☜︎ Torque 1
✄︎ Brighton Greenway
☯︎ The Grundy
✌︎ Branch Lines
♘︎ Thamesmead Festival 2015
♥︎ Algorithmic Condition
Symposium at FACT – with participants including Cécile B Evans, Lambros Malafouris, Anna Munster, Holly Pester, Alex McClean, Hannah Proctor, Stephen Fortune, Chris Boyd and Imogen Stidworthy. Workshops in collaboration with Mencap introducing a variety of creative technologies including animation apps, vocal effects and sonic play.
Co-produced with Nathan Jones.
Further details: torquetorque.net
Publication with contributions from symposium participants and additional contributors including Benedict Drew, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Geoff Cox and Esther Leslie. Co-published with Link Editions – free download or print edition available. Book designed by Charles Holden.
Performance event at Richmix with new work by Oliver Coates, Holly Pester, Karl Heinz Jeron, The Nodes, Alex McLean and Kate Sicchio.
Supported by Arts Council England, FACT and Mencap.
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 recently re-located to Oxford where I'm working on a number of new projects including: exploring relations between the senses and books for a forthcoming exhibition at the Bodleian Library; researching the long term impact of social distancing and how the arts may be used as part of a restorative process (funded by ACE); and evolving my practice through and toward engagement in horticultural and commoning practices, currently via work on an organic farm, an allotment, and community garden
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. My most recent paper entitled 'Community' co-writen with mirko nikolić was published in Philosophy Today.
In 2019 I completed a PhD based between Manchester School of Art and
FACT, Liverpool, which investigated 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 previously lived and worked in Thamesmead, South East London, where I collaborated with
TACO! to develop RTM, a new community radio station in the area. I also produced a number of projects with Peabody locally, including a culture guide, arts participation survey, arts festivals in 2015 and 2016, and a tile and lighting installation with The Grantchester Potter and Light Follows Behaviour.
I have a BA (LJMU) and MA (Sussex) in Art History.
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