Current and recent practice:

2022 

8th-9th July 2022: Critical Interfaces and Common Ground between Geology & Art, as part of MUD Collective, conference stream for the London Conference in Critical Thought, School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London.

28th-29th April 2022: new audio-visual work, as part of MUD Collective, at Wild Energies: Live Materials for Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice, University of the Arts, London.

9th April 2022: Stories from the earth: Clay workshop, as part of MUD Collective (devised by Sarah Strachan) for the Cambridge Festival

2nd-9th April 2022: new work, as part of MUD Collective for Uncovered: How do you do Research Through Art? exhibition, for the Cambridge Festival, Anglia Ruskin University, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.

4th March 2022: work in progress with live Q&A, as part of MUD Collective, for First Friday by art.earth

2nd Mar 2022: stratigraphic text, as part of MUD Collective, for the GroundWork Dialogues Symposium, King's Lynn. groundworkgallery.com

2021

8th Sept 2021: Stories from the earth: clay workshop - pottery workshop for the British Science Festival, Chelmsford. Devised by Sarah Strachan, with Sally Stenton (as part of MUD Collective).

Sept 2021: Mesopotamian Mud: A Journey through Voice and Vessel Is included in the walking pieces catalogue by walk . listen . create

August - December 2021: Mesopotamian Mud: the third walk new audio walk, remix by William Crosby, for the 20 years CRASSH: Global Conversations art exhibition.

22nd May 2021: Mesopotamian Mud: the third walk video and new audiomix - for HERE&THERE collaborative livestream. Showing at 7pm UK / 8pm France / 9pm Iraq / 2pm EST. Edited by William Crosby. Thanks to James W Norton for underwater scenes. Watch live: www.herethere.art / Watch later: the-third-walk-video

May 2021: Mesopotamian Mud: the third walk new audiomix - for HERE AND THERE On the Air. Part 3: Craft Services Radio Show. Edited by William Crosby. Listen here: KPISS.FM (excerpt at 21 mins). For full track listen here: the-third-walk (30 mins).

Mar 2021: Opera Aperta - Recent works and Live Q&A with Director David Ryan for the Cambridge Festival. With Justyna Latoch and William Crosby. Weds 31st March at 7.30pm.

Register here: www.festival.cam.ac.uk/events/opera-aperta

Mar 2021: Mesopotamian Mud: A Journey through Voice and Vessel - audio walk, as part of the Cambridge Festival, with Shaima al-Sitrawi, Sally Stenton, Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab, Sarah Strachan and William Crosby. Listen here: ajourneythroughvoiceandvessel.wordpress.com

2020 

Oct 2020: 5 weeks of time-based media: Introduction to Time-based Media, The art of Sound, The art of Movement, The art of Collaboration, The art of Duration - lectures and workshops for the 2nd year fine art and photography students at Anglia Ruskin University.

Sept 2020: Here and Now  - 'speaker' for this new soundwork, directed by David Ryan, with Simon Allen, Luca Innocenti, Farah Mulla, Sally Stenton and Joe Zeitlin.  

https://soundcloud.com/david-ryan/here-and-now

Aug 2020: New/Stein - 'speaker' for this new video piece by Justyna Latoch. Score directed by David Ryan, with William Crosby, Dominic Lash, Leo Oakley, Sally Stenton, and Joe Zeitlin. https://vimeo.com/453090869

Aug 2020: Altermodern - lecture for the 'Creativity: theory, history, philosophy' students at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge.

Aug 2020: Critical Interfaces and Common Ground: between Geology & Art - co-stream organiser for The 9th Annual London Conference in Critical Thought, King’s College London. With Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab, Shaima al-Sitrawi, Sally Stenton and Sarah Strachan. (POSTPONED).

June 2020: New - Gertrude Stein - 'speaker' for this new soundwork directed by David Ryan, with Sally Stenton, William Crosby, Leo Oakley, Joe Zeitlin, Dominic Lash and Justyna Latoch. Funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research and Innovation fund at Anglia Ruskin University. 

https://operaapertaproject.wordpress.com/

May 2020: Creative Spaces: letting the genius out of the bottle - workshop with the 'Creativity: theory, history, philosophy' students at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge.

May 2020: Aphorisms 2 - The Modern Monologue - 'speaker' for this new soundwork directed by David Ryan, with Cristina Grifone, William Crosby, Leo Oakley, Joe Zeitlin and Dominic Lash. Funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research and Innovation fund at Anglia Ruskin University.   https://operaapertaproject.wordpress.com/

Mar 2020: Mesopotamian Mud: A Journey through Voice and Vessel - participatory art walk, as part of the Cambridge Science Festival, with Shaima al-Sitrawi, Sally Stenton and Sarah Strachan. (CANCELLED).

Feb 2020: Myth-Meaning and Myth-Making - skills session with the 'Creativity: theory, history, philosophy' students at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge.

Feb 2020: From Basrah to Cambridge and Back -paper for the Basrah: its history, culture and heritage conference publication (2016), in collaboration with Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab. Published by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq.

Jan 2020: Photography Multimedia Practices: Introduction to Installation Art, Channels & Interactions, Multiple & Fractured Screens - lectures and workshops with the 1st year photography students at Anglia Ruskin University.

Jan 2020: Survival skills training for artists - Experience with heath bunting, artist's resilience trainer. Funded by RADMIN festival of radical administration.

2019

Nov 2019: Why are you doing what you are doing? - Workshop considering intrinsic motivation with the music students at Anglia Ruskin University, as part of William Crosby's Eco-Literate Music Pedagogy and Practicing Arts as Activism.

Nov 2019: Four Intersecting Stories: The Archive and the Contested Landscape - collective essay for artists' publication ROAR, edited by Marina Velez Vago and Rosanna Greaves. With Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab, Sally Stenton and Sarah Strachan. Funded by the Global Sustainability Institute. Published by artdotearth.  Launched at the Pavillion of Ivory Coast, 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

Oct 2019: Installation Practices - lectures and workshops with the 2nd year fine art students at Anglia Ruskin University.

July 2019: Geology & Art: A Sustainable Approach for a Complex Area - paper presentation, with Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab, for the 'BRISMES Conference 2019- Joining the Dots: Interdisciplinarity in Middle East Studies', University of Leeds.

July 2019: Exploring Bending as a Form of Resistance - essay in collaboration with Pernille Frandsen and Sally Stenton, for THEOREM: Doctoral Research in the Visual Arts and Design. Edited by Jane Boyer. Published by Ruskin Arts Publications.

March - June 2019: Aphorisms: - 'speaker' for this sound, video and live performance directed by David Ryan. With Tilda Borrows, Dominic Cooper, William Crosby, Kevin Flanagan, Cristina Grifone, Krisztian Hofstadter, Justyna Latoch, Klara Lucznik, Ian Mitchell, Leo Oakley, James W Norton, Pina Santoro, Caitlin Shek, and Joe Zeitlin. Funded by Anglia Ruskin University Arts Council.

Jan 2019: Photography Multimedia Practices: Introduction to Installation Art, Channels & Interactions, Multiple & Fractured Screens - lectures and workshops with the 1st year photography students at Anglia Ruskin University.

2018

Oct 2018: The Archive and the Contested Landscape exhibition as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, co-curated with James W Norton, Farah Mulla, and Artists Activists. Funded by the University Arts Council and StoryLab Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University.

Sept 2018: Time Based Media - lectures and workshops with the 2nd year digital media, fine art and graphic design students at Anglia Ruskin University.

Sept 2018: Recitativo/ Clouds and Noise: Fragments from Lucretius and Negri by David Ryan - performance with William Crosby, Cristina Grifone, Justyna Latoch and Joe Zeitlin, for the Plymouth Art Weekender, Devon. Funded by the Arts Council England. https://recitativosite.wordpress.com/

July 2018: Swarn Rehearsal Notes and Reflections - 'swarm essay' co-written with  the full cast for the THEOREM II publication, edited by Jane Boyer, Ruskin University Press, Cambridge School of Art.

July 2018: A Physical Exploration of Bending as a Form of Resistance - workshop with Pernille Frandsen and Sally Stenton, for  the THEOREM exhibition, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.

July 2018: Analysis of The Bent Man| Didactics of the Rebel (Negri, 2005) - paper presentation with Pernille Frandsen and Sally Stenton, for the THEOREM symposium, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

May 2018: Recitativo/ Clouds and Noise: Fragments from Lucretius and Negri by David Ryan - 'speaker' for this performance with William Crosby, Cristina Grifone, Clare Simmonds and Joe Zeitlin, for the Cultural Programme at the British Institute of Florence, Italy. Funded by the Arts Council England. https://recitativosite.wordpress.com/

Mar 2018: The  Archive and the Contested Landscape- symposium with Nawrast Sabah and Sarah Nankivell (Forensic Architecture), at the McDonald Institute of Archaeology, Cambridge.  Funded by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq.

Feb 2018: Feeling the Benefits: A Report - essay for artists' book RE:PRINT, edited by Veronique Chance and Duncan Ganley, Marmalade Publishers of Visual Theory. Funded by the Arts Council England.

Jan 2018: Photography Multimedia Practices: Words, Sounds, Surfaces & Environments, Channels & Interactions, Multiple & Fractured Screens - lectures and workshops with the 1st year photography students at Anglia Ruskin University.

Jan 2018:  Manifesting Monuments: Al-Hadr - film with James W Norton, in collaboration with SIX Collective, for the exhibition 'PLACE: Relinking, Relating, Relaying' (Art Language Location), at Gallery 9 in Cambridge.

Jan 2018: Recitativo/Clouds and Noise: Fragments from Lucretius and Negri
by David Ryan - 'speaker' for this performance and colloquium with William Crosby, Cristina Grifone, Justyna Latoch, Ian Mitchell and Joe Zeitlin, for GRANULAR: The Material Properties of Noise, University of Greenwich Galleries. Funded by the Arts Council England.

 

2017

Oct 2017: Recitativo (Fragments after Lucretius and Negri) by David Ryan - 'speaker' for this performance with Cristina Grifone, William Crosby and Joe Zeitlin, for the Festival of Ideas, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge. https://recitativosite.wordpress.com/

Sept 2017: Time Based Media - lectures and workshops with the 2nd year fine art and graphic design students at Anglia Ruskin University.


Sept 2017: The Will to Art in Peace and War - paper presentation at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: Politics in a time of Crisis, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Sept 2017: What is the Purpose of Radical Theory?  - Theatre workshop and protest as part of Conference at the Gates, with Academics Against the Arms Trade, DSEI, London. With Olga Plocienniczak, Pernille Frandsen, Aggie Hirst, Chris Rossdale and Fernanda Watt.


July 2017: Rehearsal Notes: Swarm I Didactics of the Militant (Negri, 2004)  - rehearsed with Pernille Frandsen, for THEOREM II, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.


July 2017: Religion and Swarm Resistance - paper presentation with Pernille Frandsen, for the THEOREM II symposium at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.


May 2017: What Makes Us? - Soundwork for the Creative Reactions exhibition, with Dr Sarah Abel and Assistant Professor Hannes Schroeder, as part of the global festival Pint of Science, St Paul’s Community Centre, Cambridge.


Feb 2017: Recitativo (Fragments after Lucretius and Negri) by David Ryan - 'speaker' for this performance with Cristina Grifone, Kevin Flanagan, Ian Mitchell, William Crosby and Clare Simmonds, for the Borough New Music Series, St George the Martyr, London. Funded by the Arts Council England.


Feb 2017: Recitativo (Fragments after Lucretius and Negri) by David Ryan - 'speaker' for this performance with Cristina Grifone, Gianni Trovalusci, Alberto Popolla, Ian Mitchell, William Crosby and Clare Simmonds, the British School at Rome, Italy. https://recitativosite.wordpress.com/

2016


Oct 2016: Manifesting Monuments: Al-Hadr - film with James W Norton, in collaboration with SIX Collective, for Art Language Location, at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Funded by the Arts Council England.


Sept 2016: Joint paper presentation, From Basrah to Cambridge and Back, with Nawrast Sabah Abd Alwahab for the ‘Basrah: its history, culture and heritage’ conference, Iraq.  


Sept 2016: Aesthetic Systems- Iraq - paper presentation for the 2nd International Solidarity, Memory and Identity Conference, University of Gdansk, Poland.


July 2016: I’ve looked everywhere for you - mixed-media performance, in collaboration with Davide Natalini, for Periferica: Growth and Insulation, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.


July 2016: Cambridge Sustainability Residency.


July 2016: Aesthetic Systems: Iraq - installation for THEOREM, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.


July 2016: Aesthetic Systems: Iraq - paper for theory:practice symposium, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University.


May 2016: Post-internet Aesthetics and Iraq - presentation for the CoDE Conference - Creative Communications.


May 2016: Rasher - performance, directed by James W. Norton, funded by Peninsular Arts, Plymouth.


April 2016: 15th February 2003 - 40 hour sustained drawing performance for the Sustainability Art Prize exhibition, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.


March 2016: Recitativo Fragments (after Lucretius and Negri) - 'speaker' for this performance directed by David Ryan. With William Crosby and Krisztian Hofstadter, 395 Project Space, Southwark, London.


March 2016: What kind of society can emerge from terror-induced change? - Multi-screen video and painting installation for PSEUDIO, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.

2015


Oct 2015: Somewhere, Somehow - film and installation, in collaboration with SIX Collective, for Art Language Location. Funded by the Arts Council England.


July 2015: Recitativo - Fragments from Lucretius and Negri, 'speaker' for this performance, directed by David Ryan. With William Crosby, Krisztian Hofstadter and Justyna Latoch, Aid and Abet, Cambridge. https://recitativosite.wordpress.com/


May 2015: What Happens When - film, with Dr Philippe Giabanelli, for the Creative Reactions exhibition, as part of the global festival Pint of Science.


Nov 2015: Corkscrew Hill for The Poetry Society - National Poetry Competition - performance, directed by James W. Norton.


Sept 2015: Feeling the Benefits - paper presentation for RE:PRINT / RE:PRESENT symposium, Cambridge School of Art.

2014


Sept 2014: Temporoptica - Curator for the exhibition of work by artist David Testill, Unit 15, Grafton Centre, Cambridge.


Aug 2014: With Thanks - online installation and live performance, exhibited at PLATFORM and at Changing Spaces, Cambridge.


July 2014: West Barton - expanded documentary installation, Rus205, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge.


May 2014: Persona - digital intervention for Changing Rooms, Changing Spaces, Cambridge.


Apr 2014: Time-Discipline and TL43224998 - film and site-specific immersive installation for BodyTalk, Changing Spaces, Cambridge.


Apr 2014: When the pressure is reduced, the solution is released as small bubbles, and, Invitation and Appropriation: presenting the work of an artist who can’t afford university fees  - for I don’t know how to do this, Changing Spaces, Cambridge.

Education:

2021 - Ongoing: Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Art / Secondary (University of Cambridge).

2019 - 2020: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Anglia Ruskin University).

 

2018: Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.


2015 - Ongoing: PhD Fine Art (Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University).


2011 - 2014: MFA Fine Art (Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University).


2004 -2007: BA (Hons) Photography and Video Art (University of Luton).