Chris is a Senior Lecturer, teaching practice and theory primarily on the Contemporary Media Practice BA(Hons), and is a researcher at the Centre for Research and Education in the Arts (CREAM). He completed a practice-led PhD in 2008 entitled ‘Perceiving Experience: accounting for the role of the audience in the construction of pervasive and locative artworks’. His current research projects continue to examine the relationship between artist, artwork and audience, particularly in relation to new and emerging technologies. Recent projects have explored the potential for ‘deformance’ and ‘encounters’ with code based artworks as an approach to examine their nature and experiencing. One of the results of this project was an artwork, manual_assembly, which was the first code based drawing ever to be selected for inclusion in the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition. He has also presented research and practice at ISEA in Belfast, the Cornerhouse in Manchester and the MINA Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium in New Zealand.
Art and Society
Explored through performance, installation, and ceramics, and between art and science, the diverse practices of CREAM researchers in this area are drawn together for their emphasis on critical and collective engagements with the question and role of art and society.