Friday 09 March 2012
For his first solo show in Sheffield, Michael Day will be exhibiting new works created during a recent guest artist residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim, Norway.
His recent work has been concerned with the interruptive potential of technology: how digital media constantly demand attention, and how the interruptions they produce might subdivide or punctuate our experience of the world. This, combined with an interest in how time plays out in the experience of viewing art, has led to the production of works where the duration of the viewing experience is regulated by small technological interventions, such as timed lighting systems or gradual changes to largely static moving image works.
Michael Day is an artist whose work explores the relationship between art, time and technology. His practice positions itself between new media art and fine art, opening a conversation between the similar but often divergent approaches of these two related areas of art activity.
Michael Day is a contemporary artist based in Sheffield, UK.
His practice is interdisciplinary and uses a wide range of media and technologies, including digital media, sound, installation, electronics and photography. Often, his practice positions itself between new media art and fine art, opening a conversation between the similar but often divergent approaches of these two related areas of art activity. His work is characterised by a visual economy and sense of displaced distance from the viewer, often highlighting moments of transit, stasis, solitude in space, and the passage of time.
Previously based in Cardiff, South Wales, he has exhibited and screened work in venues across the UK and in Europe, Mexico and the USA. He has collaborated with performance artist and NESTA fellow Eddie Ladd on a number of occasions, most recently on the touring show Cof Y Corff, commissioned and premiered at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He has participated in other collaborative projects with sound artist Neil Webb (UK) and most recently with artist Ipek Yeginsu (Turkey).
His curatorial practice began with his participation in the Sheffield-based HAG (Host Artist’s Group), co-developing and producing HAG exhibitions and screening programmes for four years until February 2008. During this time, he worked on HAG projects including Host 4: Cinema, a screening and DVD of short video works, Host 6: Beauty, a print project for the Sheffield Pavilion 2007, premiered at the Venice Biennale and Documenta XII, and Host 8: Observatory for the Art Sheffield 08: Yes / No / Other Options* citywide event. He currently collaborates on curatorial projects with the artist and writer Lesley Guy.