10th October 2023 – Victoria Sharples

Dr. Victoria Sharples (she/they) is an artist, researcher & curator and is Co-director of GLOAM (gallery & studios) in Sheffield. She is a Lecturer in the School of Arts at the University of Derby & Co-leads NMRG (the New Materialist Reading Group) with Dr. Rebecca Howard.

Sharples’ practice meditates on post-humanist performativity & ecological philosophies relative to macroscopic & microscopic matter. Research areas include: microperformativity, forensic architecture, (im)materiality, (im)perceptibility, the technoscientific & necro-ecologies/economies. Sharples works with people and non-human bodies across spatial, temporal and linguistic situ facilitating international & interdisciplinary practice-led research projects with artists, scientists & spiritual practitioners. The works produced as part of this practice often take the form of time-sensitive performances where video, artefacts, photography, scores & sculpture record or account for the project though phonetic, numerical and audio-visual matter.

Sharples is a Member of British Art Network (BAN), The British Academy’s Early Career Researcher Network, SLSA (Society of Literature, Science & the Arts), DMARC (The Digital & Material Artistic Research Centre & University of Derby’s Early-Career Academics Forum. She is on the Community Board for Bloc Projects as part of GLOAM.

To find out more about Victoria please click here and to find out more about Gloam click here

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