Sam is a visual artist working across performance, an educator and researcher based in Derby and working across the East Midlands, with a background in architecture and physical theatre.
They are currently engaged in developing theories of the body in space through practice based research. Sams work is often interested in revealing notions of ‘mechanisms’ and ‘workings’ in technology and imagining. Their research interest can be described within the emerging field of design anthropology with a particular focus on anthropology of the senses and somatics. Sam immerses them-self in postures and movements that emerge from digital technology and body interactions. They are motivated by the tacit knowledge of the body, what the body learns when nobody is watching.
Sam creates participatory performance responding to architecture. Sam is a member of Guerrilla Art Lab, Nottingham.
Sam has researched performance, technology and museum education for a number of organisations including Manchester Metropolitan University, Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham Museums and Galleries.
Recent work history
Programme Manager, The Level Centre, 2018
Community Programmes Officer, Nottingham Museums and Galleries 2017/18
E-Learning, Sandford Cascade Project, 2016
Associate Artist, Nottingham Contemporary (March 2013 – 2016)
Sessional Lecturer, Art
Nottingham Trent International College (2015)
MA Architecture and Critical theory, University of Nottingham
DTLLS, Warwick University