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Dr Simon Blackmore

Fine Art and Design
0151 291 3446

I studied Fine Art at Cardiff University and gained an MA in Creative Technology at Salford University in 2001. Since then, I have actively created sound and technology-based installations and performances both as solo artist and a founding member of the art collective Owl Project.

In 2021 I completed a practice-based PhD at Oxford Brookes University entitled Playing Code, interacting with computers through rhythm. This research centred around developing technology, performances, and installations where percussion and rhythm generated computer legible code.

Highlights from my professional career include ~Flow, a £500,000 commission for the 2012 Olympics with the Owl Project and Ed Carter. This project comprised of a floating water mill on the River Tyne that contained custom technology that generated power and sound from water. In 2013 my sound works were shown in solo show The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, USA, and in 2019 I presented a large-scale performance involving eight vocalists and custom technology at the Lowry, Salford.

My research has been presented at conferences such as SMC2018, SMC2019, Algomech, Hybrid Live Coding Conference and SIIDS 2020.

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Teaching Specialisms
digital art
sound art
physical computing
music and human-computer interaction
collaborative art

Recent Selected works
Parallel Voices, Drift at the Lowry, Salford, 2019
How we communicate, Audiograft, Oxford, 2018
Clapping ASCII, Hear East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, 2016
Audio Convertors, The Tremaine Gallery, Lakeville, USA, 2013
Three Sound Works, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA, 2013