Antony Hall (UK)

MA Art as Environment at Manchester Met University. Antony Hall investigates the way we interface with technology, visually physically and ideologically, and how these interactions effect us creatively and socially. Often working in collaboration with scientists and technologists, the work takes the form of long-term research projects, residencies, performance, web and sound art.

The ENKI project explores cross species communication, interaction, healing, diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of electronically interfaced live electrogenic fish, & has been developed in partnership with Unité de Neurosciences Intégratives et Computationnelles, (UNIC) an academic research laboratory belonging to the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Gif-sur-Yvette, France, Bolton Art Museum & Aquarium, & Dr Jan Benda, Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt university, Berlin, and Chester Zoo aquarium, (North of England Zoological Society), and Gregory Byatt (relaxation media consultant specializing in electro accupunture techniques). The project has received funding awards from Arts Council England between 2003 to 2005, and the work was recently shown at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. 

He is a founding member of the the 'Owl Project' (with Simon Blackmore & more recently Steve Symons), creating electronic music, instruments (iLog , and Log1k) and other physical computing projects. They regularly perform in the UK and Europe, including 'SCALA', London. Garage04 Festival , Germany. 'Sonic Undergrowth', Cornerhouse, Manchester 2005. Festival Emergence, Paris 2005, Ultrasound05, Huddersfield 2005, WORM, Rotterdam 2005. 'Home fires', London. Futuresonic 2006 & headline act at Sonic Arts Network, Expo 2006.

Artist in residence, University Manchester Institute for Science and Technology - 2002-2003. 'Rouge Wave' (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) FACT Liverpool. Artist in residence Manchester Museum (Alchemy program 2004-5). Biotech Art workshop, Arts Catalyst/Symbiotica, Kings College, London 2005. ENSADs Interactive Research Laboratory (ARI), Paris, Jan-March 2006 (Mapxxl, Pépinières program), His research and education projects have been supported by Arts Catalyst London, Creative partnerships and CARA action research awards, and Arts Council England.