Resident Artist: Wesley Goatley

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Impakt welcomes Wesley Goatley as a resident artist from 3 October until 30 October 2017.

Goatley was selected as part of the European Media Arts Residency Exchange (EMARE 2017), a collaborative project with Werkleitz Gesellschaft (Halle, Germany), Bandits-Mages (Bourges, France), FACT (Liverpool, UK) and Impakt. Goatley is Lecturer in Sonic Media at Brighton University and received a scholarship from Sussex Humanities Lab for a PhD in critical data aesthetics.

Supported in part by the Edith Russ Haus, the curators of Impakt Festival 2017 invite British artist Wesley Goatley for a residency ahead of the festival to develop the next, new, iteration of his work The Dark Age of Connectionism within the contexts and arguments presented at Impakt 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems. Shown as part of the main exhibition of Casco/Fotodok, installation work TDAOC explores the hidden capacities of always-listening devices such as the Amazon Echo, and the capacities we have to unravel the massive systems which these devices rely upon.

The European Media Arts Residency Exchange (EMARE 2014-2017), a collaborative project with Werkleitz Gesellschaft (Halle, Germany), Bandits-Mages (Bourges, France), FACT (Liverpool, UK) and Impakt, is generously supported by the EU Culture Programme. Check out the activities of EMAP/EMARE here.

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