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.
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.
Before The Coming Aico Acolo, Satalit Matka, Bucharest Scraper Most Dismal Swamp, KW Digital: Poetics of Encryption, Berlin FutureFantastic Festival Supported by Future Everything(UK), BeFantastic(India), Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore, India.
Future Fantastic FutureEverything, BeFantastic, HOME, Manchester
Manchester to Bangalore: Art and technology at a time of climate crisis Panel discussion HOME, Manchester
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
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
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
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
Diane Edwards also co-runs artist run organisation and gallery Gossamer Fog
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