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Artist-in-Residence

Christopher Steenson

Northern Ireland
Artist-in-Residence Fall 2023

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untitled (thesamethesamethesame), 2023, HD video (transferred to SD), broadcast monitor, 6-channel surround sound. Installation View, Flat Time House, London (12–14 May 2023). Photograph by Ariana Martin, courtesy the artist.

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Soft Rains Will Come, 2022, indeterminate sound artwork for twelve Cold War-era radios placed on stilts (to protect against eventual submersion). Infinite duration (or until the electricity stops). Bespoke algorithmic audio system, live shortwave radio signals, field recordings, voiceover and collected shortwave radio recordings. Broadcast via radio transmitters. Dimensions variable. Edition of 1 + 1 AP. Installation view, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland (26 February – 22 May 2022). Photograph by Ros Kavanagh, courtesy of the artist and the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Art Collection.

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Let it run all over me, 2023, 4-channel site-specific sound work with horse skull, theatre lighting, field recordings and resonances. Installation view, Lagan Weir Underwater Tunnel, 25 March 2023. Photograph by Simon Mills, courtesy the artist.

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I never thought something like that could happen here, 2022, hand-printed c-type print on archival photo paper, edition of 1 + 1 AP, 30.5 x 40.6 cm.

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Department of Dreamtime, 2022–2023, Freephone number, intermittent sound broadcast, video, window tint and advertising signage. Installation detail, CCA Derry~Londonderry Project Space, 8 November – 3 December 2022. Photograph by Paola Bernardelli, courtesy the artist.

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