Helen Sloan


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • SCAN, Curator

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  • ISEA2011

    Helen Sloan has been Di­rec­tor of SCAN, Dig­i­tal and In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Arts Agency since its launch in 2003. SCAN is a net­worked or­ga­ni­za­tion and cre­ative de­vel­op­ment agency work­ing on arts pro­jects and strate­gic ini­tia­tives in arts or­gan­i­sa­tions, aca­d­e­mic in­sti­tu­tions and fur­ther as­pects of the pub­lic realm. Helen’s ca­reer spans over twenty years dur­ing which she has cu­rated, com­mis­sioned and con­vened over 200 ex­hi­bi­tions, new works, and events. She has writ­ten and re­searched a num­ber of key strands in dig­i­tal arts in­clud­ing wear­able tech­nolo­gies, the in­ter­sec­tion be­tween art and sci­ence, and arts pol­icy. She has di­rected fes­ti­vals such as Across Two Cul­tures in New­cas­tle 1996 (an early event on the over­lap­ping prac­tice of cre­ative think­ing in arts and sci­ence), Meta­pod, Birm­ing­ham 2001 – 2, and  Pub­lic Do­main, Bournemouth 2010. Cur­rent areas of in­ter­est dig­i­tal arts and place; high-speed net­works and on­line re­sources/spaces; mod­els of prac­tice and the cre­ative econ­omy; and data vi­su­al­iza­tion.

    ISEA2009

    Helen Sloan has a history of merging artists with scientists. She will discuss a recent project, Chameleon’, a series of works that draw attention to emotional contagion, highlighting how we innately and continuously synchronize with the facial expressions, voices and postures of others by unconsciously infecting each other with our emotions.


Last Known Location:


  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Curator:


  • 2011 Overview: Sirket-I Hayriye Art Gallery — Uncontainable: Broken Stillness


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