David Corbett

Artist. Writer. Eclectic Creative.

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David Corbett

Interdisciplinary Artist, London, UK

Focused on Time Based, Generative and Digital Art for Blockchain. Earliest generative work commissioned by Lovebytes Digital Arts Festival in 2001. Eco not Ego.

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“It is through maximum use of random forms and motions that art can begin to convey available information. The random in art is also a powerful catalyst in social change.”
–Gustav Metzger ‘Auto destructive art’

The work of David Corbett is inspired by the potential of computer algorithms to perpetually generate what Metzger describes as the ‘random in art’. David composes abstract digital collages that employ per-mutating imagery, sound, text and movement. The visual programming code is intentionally preserved as a ‘Digital Patina’ including layers of connections, annotations and errors, unique to the final arrangement.

David is originally from the East Midlands, now presently based at ASC studios in East London. Past projects have seen work for a variety of galleries and organisations including Ars Electronica, ASC Gallery, Collaboradio Berlin, Kiev Film Festival, Nottingham Contemporary, Resonance FM and the Royal Academy of Arts. After completing an MFA in Fine Art with distinction, David is now preparing research proposal for practice based PHD study in 2024.


Exhibitions

2021
Blidduth Digital Residency at Transienttt Instagram, UK
2021
Blidduth Digital Residency at Orbit Instagram, UK
2021
Open Fragment at Pragmata Collective, Online
2020
Film Free and Easy at Primary Studios, Nottingham, UK
2020
The Bend in the River is my Home at Newham Heritage Month, Newham, GB
2019
CoLaboRadio at Das Kapital, Berlin, DE
2019
TAA London at Engate St, Lewisham, London, UK
2019
RA Staff Group Show at Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2019
Tiny TAA at Tabernacle St, London
2018
RA Staff Group Show at Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2018
40˚ Celsius at ASC Gallery, Croydon, UK
2018
Journées de la Culture at Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, Montreal, QC
2018
Taking Care at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2017
Your River Lea Photo Exhibition at Cody Dock Gallery, London, UK
2017
Art & Sound Symposium at De Montford University, PACE Building, Leicester, UK
2017
SHUT UP at Campbell Works, East London
2017
TAA London at TAA Gallery, London, UK
2016
Furthest From The Sea – Film Free and Easy at The Maypole, Derby, UK
2016
Crisis Interlude at Sneinton Market Units, Nottingham UK
2016
Cross Institutional MA Crit at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
2016
Wanderings at Primary, Nottingham, UK
2015
Interstitial Zones & County Kerry at Cahersiveen Library, Cahersiveen, IRL
2015
Equivocal at Primary, Nottingham, UK
2015
Film Free and Easy at Primary Studios, Nottingham, UK
2015
Future Ways of Living at Institute Without Boundaries, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT
2015
Under the Bed Art at Hendersons Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2015
Four Squared at Bohunk Institute, Nottingham, UK
2015
Temporary Autonomus Art at Crows Nest Gallery, London, UK
2015
Park Garden Trail at Synapse Arts, Nottingham, UK
2015
Parallel Presents at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
2013
Lugus at Cody Dock, London, UK
2013
Salon Bruit at Camp Tipsy, Berlin, Germany
2012
Klang Kunst & Mutiny at MS Stubnitz, London, UK
2007
Temporary Autonmous Arts at National Gallery Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
2007
Noise = Noise at The Foundry, London, UK
2006
Turbulensce at Manor Turbova, Prague, Czech Republic
2006
Fist of the Fourth (April Fools Day) at The Fleapit, London, UK
2005
Fist of the Fourth (April Fools) at The Others, London, UK
2005
Cybersonica at Truman Brewery, London, UK
2004
Temporary Autonomous Art at Goswell Rd, London, UK
2004
Scamleys at Brixton Village Market, London
2003
Waveswarms at 291 Gallery, London, UK
2002
Unsound at Kingston Rowing Club, Kingston upon Hull, GB
2001
Lovebytes Digital Arts Festival at The Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, GB
1999
Insertalation at Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull, GB

Education

MFA Fine Art (High Distinction) at Nottingham Trent University
10/2014 – 10/2016 Nottingham
PGCE Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University
10/2013 – 07/2014 Nottingham
DipHE in English Literature at Birkbeck University of London
2008 – 2013 London, UK
BA (Hons) Fine Art Time Based Media (2.1) at University of Lincoln
09/1997 – 05/2000 Kingston upon Hull, GB

Specialties

  • MAX/Msp
  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporay Art Practise
  • Contemporary Art Theory
  • Time Based Art
  • Digital Art
  • Audio Visual Technology
  • Generative Art
  • Automatic Art

Awards

2019
RA Staff Recognition Award, Royal Academy of Arts
2007
Employee of the Month, London Calling
2003
University Fellowship, Loughborough University
2001
Outstanding Contribution to Business, Kingston Incontact