William is a lecturer in creative and digital media and works on both BA Fine Art and BA Architecture . William completed his MRes at Manchester Metropolitan University 2017. He has presented his artistic research practice through exhibitions, residencies, symposiums and conference presentations. William produces site-specific installation artwork that brings the notion of the site and presence of the work into question. The most recent work is exhibited online and on-site as motion-tracked, animated CGI/video composites alongside 3D printed sculptures. These artworks find uncanny potentialities in relation to overlooked locations, architectural details and unplanned accumulations of modifications and adaptations to the built environment. The work draws attention to specific locations and shifts the border between what is perceived to be virtual and actual.
William's research relates to the application of computer generated imagery, digital visual effects, computer modelling, digital animation and computer aided production in fine art practice. The conceptual framework for the research links affect theory, the uncanny, psychoanalysis, cinema and media studies.
2019-20 Wretched of the Screen, Digital Artist Residency for The Wrong Biennale
2019 Take up Space, 3D visualisations for Arts Council funded co-design project in Blackburn
2019 ‘Unheimlich’ group exhibition, Caustic Coastal, Salford
2018 ‘no-place’ group exhibition (part of Cultural Difference and Social Solidarity network conference, University Centre Blackburn College)
2017 ‘Art and Resistance’ group exhibition, PRISM Contemporary gallery, Blackburn
2017 Nordic Summer University Artist in residence, Ricklundgården, Sweden.
2015 Manchester Metropolitan University Future Living Research Group (OPSIO). Presentation of ‘Simultaneous Description Ritual’ performance/activity
2015 ‘Carbon Meets Silicon’, group exhibition, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Glyndwr University.
2015 ‘Artist’s Slide Talk’: Performance artwork as part of the ‘Adopt a Slide’ event at Manchester Metropolitan University
2015 A\ /OID group exhibition, Digital Innovation Shed Manchester. Exhibition of site-specific digitally composited CGI/live action videos.