[ISEA2011] Artist Statement: David Cotterrell – Gateway and Theatre

Artist Statement

Two journeys through Afghanistan: the first accompanied by the field hospitals and medics. The second, outside the military environment, considered the landscape and communities in the North.

  • David Cotterrell is an installation artist working across varied media including video, audio, interactive media, artificial intelligence, device control and hybrid technology. His work exhibits political, social and behavioural analyses of the environments and contexts, which he and his work inhabit. Over the last ten years, his work has been extensively commissioned and exhibited in North America, Europe and the Far East, in gallery spaces, museums and within the public realm. Recent exhibitions include: Eastern Standard: Western Artists in China at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, War and Medicine at the Wellcome Collection, London and Map Games at the Today Museum of Modern Art, Beijing. David is Professor of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, has been a consultant to strategic masterplans, cultural and public art policy for urban regeneration, healthcare and growth areas and is a council member of AIR (an artists’ representative body). He is represented by Danielle Arnaud and is currently developing new work for solo exhibitions at Danielle Arnaud contemporary art (2012) and John Hansard Gallery (2012), with the support of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for research.

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