I’m a curator and researcher. Most of my time is spent collaborating with people across the fields of art, design and digital. The best thing about what I do is working with others to create shared realities through fictions, futures and participation.
As a curator, I became fascinated with the artists and designers responding to increasingly dynamic social transformations with data-capture technologies, digital methods, and speculative storytelling techniques. Convinced that curating needed to update itself as well, I turned to the phenomena of world-building as a lens to explore lifeworlds, storyworlds and world’s organised by systems. In 2014, I was awarded an AHRC Block Grant-funded Ph.D. studentship and I’m currently in the final phase of writing up my Ph.D. with the faculty for New Media Art at Sunderland University.
I recently launched an art and research platform Playbour-Work, Pleasure, Survival, (workpleasuresurvival.org) dedicated to the study of the worker as they are being redefined through data and neurotechnologies. There’ll be a variety of on and offline public events, commissions, and exhibitions taking place over 2018. I’m programming for Abandon Normal Devices (@ANDfestival) for their forthcoming festival in 2019. Longer term, I’m working on a project called Dream Factory, which explores the lives of anonymous workers involved in the production processes of mass cultural forms.
Originally, I trained in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College University (2003-2006) and completed my Masters in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University in partnership with the Design Museum (2011-2012) with an Arts & Humanities Research Council scholarship in 2012.
You can talk to me more at dani at dani admiss dot com.