Talking tonight at Winter Shuffle Festival

Shuffle Festival is happening at St Clement's Hospital, located at 2A Bow rd, Mile End E3 LIVING IN ANTARCTICA

John Denham building 6.30-8pm

Chronobiologist Professor Jo Arendt and artist Anne Brodie discuss their respective experiences of living in the world’s least hospitable climate.

Lumen at Winter Shuffle


New Antarctic video installations showing at Lumen, part of Winter Shuffle

Lumen is a maze-like exhibition of installations, video, sound, and light, leading visitors through the hidden brooding spaces of St Clement’s Hospital, a former psychiatric hospital and workhouse. A series of exciting and unexpected art interventions marry creativity with resourcefulness, breathing light and sound into the building’s faded Georgian-Victorian grandeur of high ceilings and sweeping staircases.

Artists exhibiting: Tessa Garland, Anne Brodie, Sarah Sparkes, Susan Morris, Juniper Daumier, Paul Insect, Katherine Fry, Bayline Leonard, Anne Robinson, Uliana Apatina

Showing at the Ruskin gallery and Scott Polar Institute Museum, Cambridge

I have work being shown as part of 'Landscapes of Exploration' contemporary British art from Antarctica. Curator: Liz Wells, (Professor in Photographic Culture, Plymouth University)First shown at Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, 2012

Ten visual artists including myself, one musician and three writers undertook residencies in the Antarctic between 2001 and 2009, as part of the British Antarctic Survey's Artists and Writers in Residence Scheme, supported by Arts Council England. Exhibiting artists include Chris Drury, David Wheeler, Neville Gabie, Layla Curtis, Simon Faithful.

'Breathingberg' at Desgnersblock

'Breathing Berg' will be shown as part of a series of 4 video works shown at the Ruskin gallery Oct 4th - Oct 24th


'Antarctica- a choice?' 3 of 40. Glass jar collection created by scientists and support staff at Rothera research station in Antarctica when asked to fill the empty glass vessels with whatever they felt best represented their experience of living at the remote base for periods up to 18months. The complete collection can be seen at the Scott Polar Research Institute museum from Oct 4th - Nov 16th 2013

'Exploring the Invisible' included in new Bio Design book


Just published 'Bio Design - Nature, Science, Creativity', Edited and text by William Myers. foreword by Paola Antonelli, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Published by Thames and Hudson. 'Exploring the Invisible' my collaborative Wellcome trust funded project with Dr Simon Park and and Dr Caterina Albano, using bacterial bioluminescence, is one of the projects included. For more details about the project go to

Bio Design surveys recent design and art projects that harness living materials and processes, presenting bio-integrated approaches to achieving sustainability, innovations enabled by biotechnology, and provocative experiments that deliberately illustrate the dangers and opportunities in manipulating life for human ends. As the first publication to focus on this new phenomenon and closely examine how it fits into the history of architecture, art and industrial design, this volume surveys this shift and contextualizes it through comparisons to previous historic transitions in art and design practices, clarifying its implications for the future.

Old Operating Theatre Museum, London Bridge. New installation. 4-7Dec 2009


Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

9a St Thomas St

London SE1 9R1

Bioluminescent bacteria are widely used in scientific research, usually as internal markers. By inverting this practice and employing bacteria as an external light source, objects and bodies, surfaces and skin are exposed to the soft ethereal glow of the bacteria, establishing new points of contact and visual punctures. What is usually seen under the lens of the microscope is here the source of light that reveals the features of human bodies and enters the world of domesticity.


Successful Wellcome Trust Arts funding for 'Exploring the Invisible' Bioluminescent project

Dr Park, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology, University of Surrey, and Dr Caterina Albano, Research fellow and Curator for ArtAkt, The Innovation Centre, Central St Martins and I will be collaborating in researching the bacterial communication and light producing properties of P. phosphoreum outside of the usual confines of purely practical scientific practice and developing a body of work based on less traditionally scientific quantifiable attributes; an alternative data collection based on subjectivity, emotion, playfulness and instinctive human enquiry. For more details and up to date information on the project see Exploring the Invisible