Diane Edwards confronts the interpolating realities of technological progress, societal change and ecological disaster. Utilising synthetic and organic media to create virtual worlds, moving-image and installation - her research led practice conducts inquiries into digital/organic ontologies, biological and earthly ecologies, drawing influence from Science Fact, Science Fiction, philosophical, technological and environmental concerns.
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; the socio-technological issues of AI, technology dependence and labour.
Troubling Time s.l.i.c.e Berlin -30th July - 31st July
Collaborative Digital Residency w/ Rắn Cạp Đuôi and Tran Uy Duc exploring aquatic ontologies, sea-level rise and sinking cities through spatialized audio and virtual worldbuilding. Hosted by Gossamer Fog funded funded by the British Council’s International Collaboration Grants, which are designed to support UK and overseas organisations to collaborate on international arts projects.
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
Active member of artist-run gallery Gossamer Fog
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