David Cotterrell is a British visual artist. David works internationally and regularly collaborates with artists, civil servants, academics and administrators to realise art, advocacy and social research projects. David’s work spans galleries, architecture and the public realm. He has realised over 105 exhibitions or public artworks, 40 publications and 75 papers and public lectures in the UK, North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. In recent years David has been working to develop multidisciplinary interventions within visual arts, theatre and policy.
Cotterrell’s work is diverse and at times playful, but it is consistently informed by research and an analysis of its role within the shared social and physical space that it inhabits. In addition to commissioned artworks and interventions, Cotterrell has collaborated with architects, engineers, masterplanners on strategic projects in British Cities and been involved in debates, exhibitions and events concerning the challenges of urban design, experience and policy in England, China and the US.
David has worked in conflicted landscapes and considered the ethical and practical challenges of humanitarian and military engagement at sites of tension around the world including Palestine, Tunisia, Afghanistan and other regional conflicted contexts. David has held academic posts within the UK since 2000. He was first awarded a personal chair in 2008, was the recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for research in 2010 and was appointed Director of Research and Development at the University of Brighton in 2016. Since 2018 he has held the post of Research Professor at Sheffield Hallam University and is currently Director of the Culture and Creativity Research Institute.
David is represented by Danielle Arnaud contemporary art. More information on his work may be found at: https://www.cotterrell.com
Shelly Knotts is an improviser who performs with computers and other humans. Interests in code, data and networks have lead her down strange and diverse musical paths from electroacoustic composition, through jazz and noise music to algorave. She experiments with generative and AI techniques and opinionated algorithms to make music. She has performed at numerous Algoraves and other live coding events worldwide, solo and with collaborative projects including algo-pop duo ALGOBABEZ. In 2017 she was a winner of BBC Radiophonic Workshop and PRSF ‘The Oram Awards’ for innovation in sound and music. Previously she was an academic, researching on projects around the use of AI, data and networks in improvisation and composition.