What is your background?
I have a background in writing and visual arts, both practically and theoretically. Having studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Warwick, I also had the chance to study for a year in Italy, where I followed my artistic and literary studies. Since university, I have been writing freelance and working at the Hayward Gallery. I have also kept up my studies, taking a short course on Art, Ethics and Social Change at UAL. Earlier this year I formed Compression Collective & Magazine, an online publication and group that seeks to open up the art world. Looking to spark discussions, increase accessibility and support emerging artists, this collective has allowed me to strive to begin to enact the change I want to see in the arts. In my own time, I love to travel, read and write fiction.
What Interest You in Digital Art/ New Media Art?
That it’s something familiar but completely new! I’m really interested to see where the digital art world is headed, and how artists are incorporating new media into their art practise. In a world that relies so heavily on digital platforms, I find it really intriguing to see how artists are manipulating this platform to make us question our sense of reality, and the societies we live in today. I also like the humour and freedom found in the digital arts, being a new form of art, it is not so constricted by the barriers other forms of art are confined to.