Mr Wesley Goatley

Post:Research student (Media and Film)
Other posts:Research Student (Sussex Humanities Lab)
Email:wg48@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:wesleygoatley.com
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Biography

Wesley Goatley is a sound artist and researcher in critical data aesthetics whose practice examines opaque power and hidden processes in technology through built objects, live art, and talks.

Following his MA in Music and Sonic Media at Sussex, Wesley received a scholarship from the Sussex Humanities Lab to pursue a critical and creative practice PhD in critical data aesthetics.  This research addresses the politics of data and practitioner intervention, towards developing critical practices of data aestheticisation which promote reflexivity and cultural critique.

Wesley's ongoing artistic practice explores and informs his research, most recently with The Dark Age of Connectionism (2017).  This work explored the hidden capacities of always-listening devices such as the Amazon Echo, and the capacities we have to unravel the massive systems which these devices rely upon.

A list of recent works can be found on his website: http://www.wesleygoatley.com

Twitter: @wesleygoatley

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Role

Doctoral Researcher, Sussex Humanities Lab

Qualifications

University of Sussex 2013-2015

  • MA (Distinction): Music & Sonic Media

 

Activities

Recent Exhibitions:

  • Mephitic Air, Brighton Digital Festival 2017 at ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK.
  • Moving Mephitic Air,London Design Festival 2017, Somerset House, London, UK.
  • The Dark Age of Connectionism, Lighthouse Arts, Brighton, UK.
  • The Listener,Queen's University, Kingston, CA
  • Breathing Mephitic Air, Somerset House, London, UK
  • The Listener, Patchlab Digital Arts Festival, Krakow, PL
  • Watching Mephitic Air, London Design Festival 2016, London, UK
  • Ground Resistance, MK International Festival 2016, Milton Keynes, UK
  • The Listener, Oddstream Festival 2016, Nijmegen, NE
  • As Above Not BelowArtefact 2016 at STUK, Leuven, BE
  • Familiars, Brighton Digital Festival 2015 at Lighthouse Arts, Brighton, UK
  • Outlier, TORQUE 2015 at Furtherfield Gallery, London, UK