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Diane Edwards confronts the interpolating realities of digital optimization and ecological collapse building virtual worlds, moving-image and installation to draw focus on our synthesising landscape, a world conjured from computation, the uneasy disjuncture between life and artificiality and the psychoactive affect and impact of existing within such a deep and turbulent tangle.  Recent projects have investigated catastrophe and complex systems; the alien nature of human cognition; environmental mutation and digital world building; speculative notions of life after mass extinction and the socio-technological issues of AI, technology dependence and labour.

CONTACT
drkedwards@googlemail.com
@diane._.edwards


UPCOMING80mm - Collaborative digital residency w/ Rắn Cạp Đuôi and Tran Uy Duc tackling sea-level rise and sinking cities through spatial audio and virtual worldbuilding. Hosted by Gossamer Fog, funded by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grants.

Give Me a Sign - an interactive digital installation which utilises creative Machine Learning, Indian dance practices and indigenous wisdom to build an interactive experience which tackles narratives around Climate Change.  Made in collaboration with Indian artist Upasana Nattoji Roy (Switch! Studio). This work will be realised and shown in FutureFantastic Festival in Manchester and Bangalore in 2023, supported by Future Everything(UK) and BeFantastic(India).
 

RECENT
_2022
Troubling Time s.l.i.c.e Berlin
Chimeras: Inventory of synthetic cognition  Featured in Publication edited by Anna Engelhardt and Ilan Manouach, Published by Onassis Foundation
Sonic Bites Sonica, Cryptic Glasgow, Tramway, Glasgow

_2021
Flow Museum Ratingen,Ratingen, Germany
Big Screen Southend Focal Point Gallery, Southend , UK
Tenderness in Extractive Worlds Out of Doors, Transmediale, HKW, Berlin
Limitrophy Foreign Objekt, online exhibition
Sonic Bites Cryptic Glasgow, online screening
Takeover & Online Screening FuturShock, London 
_2020
Quarantine 10 Piksel Festival, Bergen, Norway 
Colab Fellowship BeFantastic,  Bangalore, India
Date Me Digital Quartier am Hafen, Cologne, Germany  
[ SPACE ] LCN Creative Development Programme, London 
_2019
BAD ROMANCE Group show, +DEDE, Gussglashalle, Berlin
[UN]DEAD LABOUR Solo show, w/ Shipment & Many Hands, London
DIGITAL GODS Die Digitale Dusseldorf 
SECOND NATURE Glasgow International 
TRANSMUTED WORLDS Glasgow International  













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