Dr. Victoria Sharples is an artist, researcher & academic based across Yorkshire & Derbyshire, UK. Their practice meditates on post-humanist performativity and ecological philosophies relative to macroscopic and microscopic matter. Sharples often works with people and non-human bodies across spatial, temporal and linguistic situ facilitating international and interdisciplinary practice-led research projects with artists, scientists and spiritual practitioners. This has included working with participants across Saudi Arabia, the Russian Federation, Turkey, the Republic of Korea, Norway, Nepal, and the UK. The works produced as part of this practice often take the form of time-sensitive performances where video, artefacts, photography & scores account or record the project through phonetic, numerical and audio-visual matter.
Sharples is Co-Director & Curator at GLOAM; a co-operatively run studios and exhibition’s space located in Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Conservation Area. Sharples holds a full-time permanent position at the University of Derby as a Derby Scholar in the School of Arts. They are also the Co-led of the New Materialist Reading Group (NMRG) with Dr. Rebecca Howard.
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