Caroline Ward is an artist, designer and researcher whose practice spans moving image, digital interaction and installation. Her practice acts as critical explorations into the public imagination as a contested site, informed by architecture, human sciences and technology, and focused on posthuman perspectives. She is co-founder of studio, Squirrel Nation, which last year, was artist-in-residence at The Stuart Hall Library/INIVA.
Recent works, such as ‘=!presence’ (2018), address the biopolitics, tensions and rhythms associated with the datatification of life and ethics for coexisting with non-human species and matter. ‘All that is’ (2017) considers the technosphere, collectivity and the dividual and ‘Data Critter’ (2018) explores the imagination of hyperobjects and technofossils, whilst queering environmental data in (2018). ‘The Purring Chamber’ (2016) examines our domestic relationships with cats, ‘Nature’s Switch’ (2015) explores the concept of ‘nature’ and landscapes alongside the search for the last wavelength of a sunset, and FarmLab (2016), explores the future of food in climate change and how residents might contribute to a an urban agricultural commons.
Caroline trained in Fine Art (Brighton) and recently gained a Masters in Research from The School of Architecture at The Royal College of Art. She has worked as a senior designer at BBC, as digital associate for The Space and as archive producer at The British Film Institute. Her work has been shown at Wellcome Collection, Abandon Normal Devices, Shuffle Festival and Brighton Digital Festival.
She has given talks about her work at Under Her Eye, Science in Public, TedxManchester, FuturePlay and INIVA.