☼ Sam Skinner
☹︎ Torque 2
☜︎ Torque 1
✄︎ Brighton Greenway
✌︎ Branch Lines
♘︎ Thamesmead Arts Festival
✏︎ War Primer 2
Produced in collaboration with Nathan Jones.
Symposium at FACT exploring how and what we read today, with Katherine Hayles, Garrett Stewart, Esther Leslie, Nina Power, Soenke Zehle, Alex Leff, Stephen fortune and Hannah Proctor. Videos available on Artplayer.tv
Performance event at Static Gallery with Tim Etchells, Anna Barham and James Wilkes.
Newspaper ‘book sprint’ event at
Tate Liverpool – producing the Opticon newspaper on surveillance and privacy with contributions from over 100 gallery visitors, 10 poets and talks by artist Erica Scourti and professor of social media Christian Fuchs. 5000 copies printed and distributed across Liverpool.
Exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery, London, entitled being being read being reading being read and reading beings comprising an archive of the project to date, work by Tim Etchells, Anna Barham and James Wilkes, and new works by Jones and Skinner comprising screen prints, animations and interactive speed reading software. Accompanying performance programme with Tim Etchells, Alex McClean, Mez Breeze and Claire Potter.
Publication Torque #2 The Act of Reading – with contributions from all project participants. Designed by Mark Simmonds.
Development of project
I'm a curator currently doing a PhD between
FACT, Liverpool and Manchester School of Art, on the old Liverpool Observatory. My research translated into a group exhibition entitled The New Observatory I co-curated with Hannah Redler, during summer 2017 at FACT.
I'm co-chair of Working Group 1 of the COST Action on
New Materialism and co-direct Torque, an experimental digital literacy project.
I live and work in Thamesmead, South East London, where I work with Peabody, including producing
arts festivals in 2015 and 2016.
I have a BA (LJMU) and MA (Sussex) in Art History.
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