I am an artist, educator and researcher working with science and art through workshops and installations. My practice is interdisciplinary and collaborative, existing between fields and distributed across many mediums; drawing, and sculpture sound-art. The work often takes the form of scientific experiments inspired by natural phenomena, such as the physical behaviour of liquid, animal physiology, or sensations of human perception. Experiments are re-created and re-performed, often using low tech equipment and domestic materials. These are usually precariously, balanced systems existing on the cusp of perception. Therefore, these active processes require active participation and generally take the form of workshops or performance like events.
I am a member of several artist collectives including, Proximity, para-lab, and Owl Project. Owl Project is known for making sound art and sculpture, most notably; a series of hand-crafted wooden digital and analogue electronic instruments. We received the best of Manchester award in 2009 and have exhibited and performed live internationally. Most notably, we worked in collaboration with Ed Carter to devise ~Flow, the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. A floating building with a water wheel which powered installation full of mechanical wooden and electronic musical instruments.
Currently, I am in the final year of my PhD on the subject of art and perceptual illusion [See info here] funded by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.
Contact email: info[at]antonyhall.net