Artist and lecturer Harry Meadows, is a doctoral researcher in Visual Art at the University of Westminster. He leads Critical Zone Observatory, a research framework exploring the intersection of climate data and art. Through partnerships with artists, musicians and scientists, he studies how our environment is interpreted through a mix of human senses and mechanical sensors.
Areas of research include: Learning from citizen scientists’ and amateur meteorologists’ methods of recording their environment and what this can offer to contemporary art practice; Exploring how scientific apparatus and technology act as extensions of our human senses; Investigating the human-scale objects we use to interface with the massive hyperobject of climate data the existential crisis it describes.
Since receiving an AHRC award and completing an MFA at Goldsmiths College, Meadows has exhibited with institutions such as The Venice Biennale of Architecture, The Barbican, Southbank Centre, Hayward Touring, UP Projects, Whitstable Biennial, Supernormal Festival and The Granary, Central St. Martins, also public engagement projects such as Coracle Regatta on the River Lea Navigation. He has worked as artist in residence at London Metropolitan University, Brazier’s Park, Studio36 Spike Island, Mothership and Kiosk7.
Meadows is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Arts University Bournemouth, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of Deep Field Research Studios.