- Job title
- Senior Lecturer, BA Fine Art
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Gillian Wylde is an artist and researcher. She works mainly with video, performance, object and text. Central to her work is a critical engagement with new technologies, the mediated and the installed and simple interconnections of agency. Her works tend to get made in response to contexts of location and place, encounter and dialogue(s), ad-hocism, foraging and chance. Works comment on some of the social and political implications of new technology and practices, often challenging traditional ideas of the art object and means of production or productivity. 'Material things or stuff' in relation to the video camera, processes of appropriation and post-production are constants through most of the work - perhaps a savage smell or hairy logic.
Recent projects include: The Day The World Turned Day Glo Arnolfini Gallery Bristol (2016), Because Internets ISEA2016 Hong Kong 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art (2016), Inna-deno pudenda membra Issue 7 | The Interior published by Eros Press (2015) Queer, The Space' (2012) - a project inspired by the work of queer theorists such as Sara Ahmed (Queer Phenomenology) and Judith Halberstam (In a Queer Time and Place); and 'The Nabokov Project' (2013), an experiment in how to do and, perhaps especially, how to teach literary criticism today.
Work has been shown nationally and internationally including Transmodern Live Art Action Festival, Baltimore; Videotage, Hong Kong; Alytus Biennial, Lithuania; Tao Scene, Norway; Lounge Gallery, London; and CCA, Glasgow.
Research interests and expertise
Video and film, the performative, projection, feminisims, installation, dirt, textual practices, bookworks, digital media, net art, nowotony, sculpture, trashure, animal magic, critical aesthetics, writing, sound, poor imagery, pop, glitch and noise, GIFs, petty conjectures of the queer, girl bands, failure and mistakology, collaborative activities, entanglements, things and stuff.
Because low theory never needs to dispense with high theory, it merely takes up a different relation to it.
2013 Videotage Hong Kong 2010 Bluecoat Gallery/Metal Liverpool 2007 South Hill Park Bracknell 2006 Tou Works, Stavanger, Norway 2004 Artsadmin London 2004 PV A Media Lab/Vivid Birmingham 2002 ‘Minute by Minute’ London Film and Video Development Agency 2000 Artist in Residence ‘Scenekunst 2000’ Festival of Live Arts Aarhus Denmark 1998 Goat Island Summer School, CCA Glasgow Scotland
2015 Inna-deno pudenda membra Issue 7 | The Interior published by Eros Press
2013 The Nabokov Papers published by Information as Material
2012 'Aphoristic Reflections', On Sinéad O’Donnell’s Performance Work (peer reviewed), Total Art Journal
2011 'A Response to the Work of Artist Sinéad O'Donnell' commissioned by Artsadmin
2008 'Spaces of Palpable Memory: Somewhere between the cinematic AND the photographic' commissioned by Picture This
2004 'The Erotics of Horror/Libidinal Pleasures' commissioned by ACE
2012 These Will Attend You May, collaboration between Kurator, Highwire, Lancaster University, University College Falmouth, Exeter University
2012 Contexture Degree Show, Fish Factory/Boat Shed Falmouth Cornwall
2010 Collaboration between MA Visual Performance: Time Based Practices, Dartington (UK) and MA Live Art and Performance Studies, Theatre Academy Helsinki and Ptarmigan Art and Performance Space, Helsinki, Finland.
2010 The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow documentation of symposium, performances and exhibition in conjunction with Marina Abramović, and Plymouth Art Centre
2010 'Open Process', Dartington Art Gallery, Devon
2009 'Deferred Success', Dartington Art Gallery, Devon
2008 1.442.666 Steps, Dartington/Frankfurt, collaboration with Atelier Rafi Frankfurt, Germany & Dartington College of Arts, UK
Grants & awards
2010 Royal Holloway University Creative Campus Commission
2005-06 Live Art Development Agency Individual Artist Award
2004 Arts Council England Individual Artist Award
2002 Artsadmin Artists Individual Bursary Award
Visiting Artist/ Mentoring:
Chapter Art Centre Cardiff (2013), Theatre Academy Helsinki (2011), York St John University (2010), South Hill Park, Bracknell (2007), University of Leeds (2005), University of Exeter (2005), Dartington College of Art, Devon (2000), Festival of Live Arts, Aarhus Denmark (2000), City and Islington College of FE London (1998-99)