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.