ABOUT (Tom Keene cv)
Tom Keene is a media artist and researcher who investigates the role of marginal and often obscure technological objects that construct, transform and amplify the social relations of everyday life. These objects have consisted of municipal databases, systems of administration, wireless protocol, algorithms, individual electrical components, mobile devices, cloud servers, automated vacuum cleaners and biological sensors. Through these objects, Tom researches technological histories, builds contraptions and performs live experiments. His practice-based approach probes a more than human technological agency that mediates, coerces and constructs our social relations.
Tom is currently collaborating with YoHa. A researcher with www.citizensense.net, a European Research Council Project led by Jennifer Gabrys. An outreach artist at pioneering media art gallery Furtherfield. A founding member of artist collective OSA, a freelance programmer and a core contributor to Avant, a new Journal launched at Transmediale, Berlin, 2014. He graduated from the MA Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice at Goldsmiths College in 2012 (Convened by Luciana Parisi and Graham Harwood). His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in the form of finished pieces, contraptions and experimental workshops at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London 2013), Transmediale (Berlin 2013), Furtherfield (London 2013), Chelsea College of Art (London 2013), ISEA (Instanbul 2011), Dublin Science Gallery (Dublin 2010), Watermans Gallery (London 2010), and Tate Modern (London 2009).
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Workshops & Training|
Regularly delivers mixed media workshops utilising; social media, web technologies, video, audio and electronics in community, business and educational settings.
Website Design & Development
Creative Programming and installation
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MA (Distinction) : Interactive Media Critical Theory and Practice: Goldsmiths, University of London, 2012.
BA(hons) 2.1 Photography Film & Television: Edinburgh Napier University, 1994 - 1998.
Foundation (Distinction) Photography: London College of Printing, London, 1993 - 1994.
Public Institutions Goldsmiths, University of London; University of Sussex; University of Cambridge (Kettle's Yard). Creative partnerships: Queen Mary, University of London; Museum of London; Greenwich / Camden / Lambeth / Brent / Norfolk Councils.
Arts Organisations / groups / individualsShu Lea Cheang, Anna Dumitriu, Furtherfield, Tate Modern, Space Media arts (Hackney), SCAN (new media arts agency), Stream Arts (Participatory Arts organisation, East Greenwich), The Hayward Gallery, 198 Gallery (Visual arts space, Brixton), Lighthouse (Arts organisation, Brighton).
Material, mechanical and electronic prototyping. Integration of wireless and networked technologies. Use of metals, wood and electronics workshop equipment.
Advanced Programming / Scripting
Website Development & Design
Mixed media software and hardware courses in community and educational settings.
Photography & Music
|2013||WiFunGi: Presented at the V&A as part of the Urban prototyping Festival London (2013), collaboration with Caryl Man.|
|2013||Kerbside Diaries: A project that explored how people travel in Southend-on-Sea. It used an experimental data recording device to open up conversations on experiences and perceptions of peoples day-to-day journeys. A collaboration with YoHa.|
|2013||Everything But The Kitchen: A cultural lab articulated as a radical kitchen space. This collective exhibition was produced in London as part of the Open Systems Association.|
|2013||We Have A Situation: Appointed (By Furtherfield) as the lead artist for London in the development of series of live, trans-border, online-offline participatory performances addressing current cross-cultural European issues.|
|2012||Moving Forrest, devised by Shu Lea Cheang: Contributor to a twelve day prelude moving across the city culminating in a spectacular series of disturbing performances in Chelsea College of Art Parade Ground. June-July|
|2010||Cybernetic Bacteria: Installation, Unleashed Devices, Watermans Gallery, London.|
|2010||Aristotle's Office "Shaky plant": Empty Shops Micro-Installation, The Apollo Video Shop, Herne Hill, London|
|2008||"People Signs & Resistance: On The Front Line" Participatory arts exhibition, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Brixton, London.|
|2007||Aristotle's Office: Installation, Lighthouse, Brighton.|
|2006||Gasworks To Dome: Participatory arts project, Presented as part of Stream Arts peninsular programme.|
|2004||Kuk Dong: Participatory arts film film production, Brixton, London.|
|2014-Ongoing||Member of The Bicrophonic Research Institute (BRI) : An association that makes music and audio landscapes to be triggered and played by you the cyclist.|
|2013-Ongoing||Technical Researcher: Citizen Sense, a European Research Council Project led by Jennifer Gabrys within the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London|
|2011||Biosensing and Networked Performance: Workshops delivered for ISEA 2011 in Istanbul. In this two-day workshop participants built and calibrated their own iPhone compatible/connectable galvanic skin response sensors (GSR) to record subtle changes in their emotional arousal.|
|2011||Shyness: Development of iPhone prototypes to be used as a networked performance tool, sharing galvanic skin response data.|
|2009-10||InQbate: Full software/hardware system audit and redesign of this interactive media space at the University of Sussex.|
|2009||recollection.kettlesyard.co.uk Development of a cross-generational oral history archive that reflects how people think and feel about Kettle’s Yard. This website offers a selection of extracts from interviews with people of all ages, some of whom have known Kettle's Yard for decades, some of whom were visiting for the first time.|
|2009||Cybernetic Bacteria: A Dublin Science Gallery Commission. Welcome Trust, Ulster Bank, Trinity College Dublin.|
|2008-09||Sam The Wheels: Exhibition, Publication, Participatory workshops. Screening at Tate Modern. Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.|
|2007||Gasworks To Dome: A Stream Arts commission to design and develop and website in collaboration with local residents that encourages people to both explore and contribute to the history of East Greenwich and the Greenwich Peninsula. Heritage Lottery Funded. www.theanthillsocial.co.uk/projects/gasworks-dome|
|2007||Aristotles Office: 9 Objects and an interface: Answer machine, Bin, Fan, Filing cabinets, Lamp, Plant, Telephone, Watercooler. Tom Keene and Kypros Kyprianou, Brighton, a Lighthouse commission.|
|2006||Exploring 20th Century London: Development of custom project management platform for this partnership between four museums: Museum of London, London Transport Museum, Jewish Museum, London Museum of Croydon. Jointly funded by the MLA Designation Challenge Fund and the London Museums Hub.|
|2005||Under Their Skin: Participatory video production, working with a group of elderly residents of sheltered housing together with young people living in deprived areas of south London. Greenwich Council & Arts Council England and Lottery Funded.|
|2005||Johannesburg: Arts for social change. An exploration of ways of applying artistic processes toward social change. Including workshop delivery and research into arts practice within socially challenging environments.|
|2005||Mozambique: Free Expression. Donated laptops and delivered workshops in the creation of a student newspaper at the Escola Secundária de Nampula, a school in northern Mozambique.|
|2005||Kuk Dong: Participatory arts film and web project produced with young people from a council estate in Tulse Hill. Funded by Lambeth Council.|