Art Against the World
Can art change the world? In this six-part podcast series, I speak to ten Liverpool Biennial 2021 artists, whose work responds to pressing issues such as the climate catastrophe, our changing bodies and legacies of colonialism.
In 2021, I was named one of the ten New Generation Thinkers, a joint BBC / AHRC project.
Below you can listen to my short reflection on how algorithms have become the new art critics, excerpted from the Who Needs Critics? programme, presented by Matthew Sweet.
You can also hear me review two art exhibitions in 2022, Radical Landscapes at Tate Liverpool and Our Time on Earth at the Barbican: here.
This essay, entitled 'Paradox of Environmental Art' was broadcast in May 2022. I ask how environmental art can avoid the trap of sentimentality and inspire change.
In this BBC Radio 4 programme, art historian James Fox explores how technology is transforming the art world. Featuring interviews with Anish Kapoor, Marina Abramović and other artists using VR, algorithmic art and other recent developments, the three episodes investigate how the artists, audiences and markets will be transformed in the future.
I appear in several segments, offering a philosophical perspective on how artificial intelligence is reflected in new art.
Cell in place of a Stone [Celica namesto kamna], TV Slovenia documentary on bio-art (in Slovene)
Biological art involves living materials--tissues, genetic code, living beings--which artists modify for purposes of beauty or critique. At times gruesome, at times thought-provoking, this artform poses many questions about what should or should not be permissible in art.
I appear in the documentary as a commentator, explaining the history of bio-art and the challenges it poses. You can find my academic essays on bio-art on my Publications page.