WHAT AM I DOING?
Questions surrounding how we act together lie at the core of my practice. I aim to design structures for reflexive navigation of how and why we conform to systems and what the possibilities of breaking with patterns might offer. I am involved in ongoing practical research into the potential for critical distance in augmented reality and the brandscape.
In 2010 I founded the Samsonov Film and Theatre Cooperative, a collective of performers, cinematographers, sound designers and editors, experimenting with approaches to film making. The project culminated in a feature film, "The Inspection House (training for the family in how to act)"
I studied Graphic Design in Bristol, Painting at the Royal College of Art, and Cinematography at the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz; I was also a member of the Lux Associate Artists 2011. I am currently experimenting with wireless trasnception and remote communication.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
LOVELY SKY (participatory imagineering) solo show, Rhubaba, Edinburgh (August)
*COUGH* and *SNIFF* FM, programmer and producer for DIY radio station on Fogo Island
"ARRIVING WITHOUT LEAVING (guaranteed happy ending)" performance and critical forum, Art Metropole, Fogo Arts & The Institute of Immaterialism, Toronto / Fogo Island
"CONGRATULATIONS, you are the most recent visitor", Kettles Yard, Cambridge
The Inspection House (training for the family in how to act), Loco Film Festival, NFT, London
Accordance, online exhibition at Or-Bits.com, Curated by Marialaura Ghidini
Accross The Great Divide, Performance With Medea Electronique at The Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens
Open Film (touring film programme)Wysing Arts Centre Music Festival,(Cambridge), Grand Union (Birmingham),Outpost (Norwich),
The Minories (Colchester), Shortwave Cinema (London) "During Action"
HEAD MOUNT, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle LIVE STREAMING performance watch online at www.th3rdspace.net
The Inspection House (training for the family in how to act), screening, Tyneside Cinema
Conversation Starters, (Live Streaming Perfomance) Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna
I Don’t Want To Make A Book, (performance) ICA, The Mall, London
A MOCK UP, (performance) X Marks The Bokship, London
THE REAL TRICK IS TO DISAPPEAR, with Patrick Staff & Chris Kraus, Outpost, Norwich
BODIES ASSEMBLING, (screening) curated by Cinenova, Auto Italia, London
FEELINGS ARE SHIT, with Patrick Staff & Chris Kraus, X Marks The Bokship, London
MOVE: TOGETHER, screening, South London Gallery, London
ABEND, (screening), VeSch, Vienna, Austria
NOTES AND PROJECTS, (group show) Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
ANONYMOUS MATERIALS, curated by Pamela Rosenkranz, BINZ39, Zurich, Switzerland
CAMERIMAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (screening) Lódz, Poland.
MELODIES AND ROCKS CO. co-operation with Dawn Mellor, Karma International, Zurich
THE ST UNICORN’S TRUST, performance with Adam James, ALMA Enterprises, London
LUMEN EVOLUTION FESTIVAL (screening) Leeds, UK
EVENT HORIZON, RASTER Gallery (screening) Warsaw, Poland
DRAGGED DOWN INTO LOWER CASE Sommerakademie, Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT Café Gallery Projects, London.
THE HALFWAY HOUSE solo show + special guests Martin Clark & Gil Leung, domobaal,
BRIGHTON FILM FESTIVAL, The Lighthouse, Cine City
JERWOOD CONTEMPORY PAINTERS AWARD (exhibition), Jerwood Space, London and The Lowry, Manchester
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
Fogo Island Arts, Newfoundland
Banff Centre, Alberta
KoumariaResidency, Sparta & Athens, Greece
(dis)chorus, AAP/Lux residency, Wales
Pixel Palace, Tyneside Cinema UK
AIR, Krems, Austria
Fogo Island Arts Corp, Newfoundland
WYSING ART CENTRE, Cambridge, UK
LUX Associate Artists Programme, London
The Van Gogh Award For Excellence in Cinematography, Amsterdam Film Festival
THE 5 SENSES OF VILNIUS, Capital City of Culture 2009, Lithuania
SOMMERAKADEMIE FOUNDATION AT ZENTRUM PAUL KLEE, ‘dragged down into lowercase’ hosted by Dr. Clémentine Deliss and Oscar Tuazon, Berne, Switzerland.
NATIONAL FILM THEATRE / HAYWARD GALLERY ’60 Second Surreal’.