Kirk Woolford

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Sussex

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  • ISEA2014

    Kirk Woolford, University of Surrey, UK


    Kirk Woolford is the Principle Investigator on the Motion in Place Platform (MiPP) – a UK  Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project exploring relationships between place and movement. MiPP brings together a cross-disciplinary group developing new technologies allowing researchers to move out of the studio to map and measure human experience and response when moving through various environments. Kirk is an artist/designer and software developer who works closely with digital and creative industries. He is Sr Lecturer in Media Practice at the University of Sussex and has taught in Media Arts, Design, Fine Art, and Choreography programs in Germany, Holland, the US and UK. Kirk’s research is practice-led and he continues to actively exhibit his work in international venues including Shanghai eArts, ARCO Madrid, Art Cologne, P.S.1. (MoMA), Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica, ISEA, and SIGGRAPH. Kirk has collaborated on performances with Diller+Scofidio, Charleroi Danses, igloo, Susan Kozel, Frederique Flamand, Fabrizio Plessi, et. al., and has developed games and interactive experiences for web, Nintendo Wii, iOs and Android platforms.


    American artist, born 1967. Master of Science, Master of Fine Arts: Photography Institute of Design, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1992. Has been teaching digital photography, computer graphics, and hypermedia at School of the Art institute of Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology. Presently works as a guest instructor at Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne, Germany. Has exhibited digital photography and interactive electronic artwork since 1988.


Last Known Location:

  • Lancaster, United Kingdom

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