Diane Edwards (b. 1987, Dunedin, New Zealand) is a Scottish interdisciplinary artist and researcher. Her work takes the form of an enquiry into digital technologies, technoscience, bioscience and new materialism. Most recently she has focused on the human microbiome, digital/organic ontologies and questions of more-than-human life.
Through a research-based practice Diane engages with current scientific and technological developments and effects, her main points of interest being the material practices within technoculture and contemporary computational methods involved in deciphering living matter.
Diane gained a Bachelors of Fine Art(Painting) at Edinburgh College Art in 2009, and has exhibited in various shows throughout the UK. This year she graduated with a MFA Arts at Goldsmiths University of London. In addition to her art practice she has worked as a freelance live video artist performing alongside record producers and DJs including Jeff Mills, Nathan Fake, Blawan and Optimo.
Diane’s research feeds into her curatorial practice, having produced a number of exhibitions in Glasgow and London. She is also a key member of Gossamer Fog Gallery, London, which focuses on the intersection between art and technology.
For more information visit dianerkedwards.com.
Louise Gibson, Diane Edwards, Sheena Leach, Ursula Kam Ling Cheng and Erika Stevenson
Vibrant and visceral, curious and re-imagined, this large-scale exhibition is composed with materials collected from previous constructs from the city of Glasgow.
The artists have created a programme of workshops, live digital drawing, talks and discussion for all ages to get involved with. Their aim is to work individually and as a unit, utilising each other’s skillsets to create an energetic place for the public to engage with over the course of the festival.
With special thanks to the Glasgow School of Art Archives, Clockwise and Ssssstudio.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 12 noon-6pm
Will Kendrick, Joey Holder, Lewk Wilmshurst, Eva Papamargariti, Christopher MacInnes, Samuel Capps, Diane Edwards, Ben Skea, and Andrew Sunderland
Home-Platform and Gossamer Fog collaborate curatorially to present an extensive group show, Second Nature. Home-Platform is a nomadic curatorial research unit exhibiting the work of emerging artists and Gossamer Fog is a London based, artist-run gallery focused on technology orientated UK based artists. Second Nature is a conceptually focused group show exploring notions of hybrid realities, synthetic biologies and ungrounded perceptions in a post-natural world.
Supported by Glasgow International.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Thu, 11am-6pm
Fri – Sat, 11am-7pm
Sound Murals, Interacting with the Future - Hosted by Transmuted Worlds
During the two hour workshop participants will create an interactive sound mural which visually and sonically explores imagined futures of life on earth.
Using the artists own research area as a starting point, this workshop will open up discussions with the participants as we imagine distant futures of life on earth. This will be explored through paintings and sound. The paintings will act as touch sensors, triggering sound clips, which will be used in a live sound art performance at the end of the workshop. Each participant will paint their own touch sensor using conductive paint, and will choose what sound will be triggered from their own recordings (made during the workshop), or from a sound archive provided.
The painted sensors will then be attached to a wall and connected to a Touch Board. What it is – Bare Conductive Touchpad, a small micro controller which allows you to connect up to 12 touch sensors, which can trigger sound.
The teaching staff will provide the materials needed for workshops and Aprons for children. There will also be light refreshments for children and parents. Parents of younger children are welcome to stay for the duration of the workshop if they wish. The exhibition space is in the centre of town so there are also plenty of shops and cafes in the surrounding area.
The workshops are on a sign up basis and open to all children interested in taking part.
Accessibility – There is excellent accessibility within the building , elevators and disabled access to all floors. There is a toilet on level 4-one floor down from the exhibition space. Parking is limited but there is very good public transport in the area.
For all enquires and information contact – Project Co-Ordinator Louise Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org / 07392464478
Sat 28th April, 10am-12pm (13-16yrs)
Sun 29th April, 1pm-3pm (13-16yrs)