Visiting Artist Talk - Mike Cooter

Published: 19 October 2016 at 12:46

Radio equipment on a wooden desk with two wooden chairs on a white platform

Mike Cooter's work investigates the structural agency of objects, be they sculpture, cinematic props or other anthropological artefacts - objects co-opted or created to drive narratives, fictional or otherwise.

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2pm Wednesday 19 October 2016, Ruskin 203

Mike's interdisciplinary research resolves into audio, film, text and layered installations that incorporate correspondence, interviews, loaned and re-fabricated artefacts and archival material. He is currently post-producing a six-part radio drama about an object, Dingus, to be released in 2016, and writing a PhD on the MacGuffin at Goldsmiths in London, where he lives and works.

He has a particular interest in the history of exhibitions and display, and in 2015 created a large interdisciplinary installation for the Graphic Arts Biennial in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2013 he curated In form express and admirable (in a sense lying, in a sense not), documentation of which can be found, alongside other projects, on his website.

Recent exhibitions include Fade In: Int. Art Gallery - Day at the Swiss Institute, New York, Another Reality: After Lina Bo Bardi, Stroom Den Haag, and Répétition, Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain, Brussels, all 2016.

Image: Installation view (detail), The Thousand Eyes, Mike Cooter (2015) installed at the Moderna Gallerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia for the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, 2015.