Dani Admiss is an independent curator, researcher and writer, currently based in the UK. She is founder of Playbour– Work, Pleasure, Survival, an art and research platform dedicated to the study of the worker as they are asked to draw on internal resources and self-made networks to develop new avenues of work, pleasure, and survival. Its projects bring together artists, designers, academics, activists and diverse publics in shared, critical making practices to think about the contours of work and play in an age of data and neurotechnologies.
Currently, she is working on a new project “Cooking Nature’s Books”– that explores what has come to be seen as ‘nature’ and ‘production’ through the lens of land management and conservation, ecological economics, and metrology. She has recently completed a PhD in world-building, co-creation and curating in world systems, at the Faculty of Arts and New Media at Sunderland University.
Recent curatorial projects and exhibitions include a public art circuit “Assembling a Moving Island” commissioned by Walk&Talk, Azores Islands (2018); “Playbour– Work, Pleasure, Survival” a co-creation lab and exhibition at Furtherfield, London, UK (2018); “Digital Dark Ages” an exhibition on art and media preservation in Treak Cliff Cavern as part of Abandon Normal Devices festival, Castleton, UK (2017); “Humans Need Not Apply” commissioned by Digital Asia Hub for their inaugural conference AI in Asia, Hong Kong (2016); “Big Bang Data” at Somerset House, London (2015); “PostHuman Unit for NeuroCapitalism” various venues (2014-2017); “Digital Revolution” at Barbican Centre, London (2014); “The Institute Effect” at Close, Closer the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal (2013).