Simon Faithfull

Born in United Kigdom, 1970. Lives in Berlin.

Simon lives in Berlin, teaches at the Slade School of Art in London and works with drawing, video and writing. The first visual artist to be awarded an Arts Council fellowship to Antarctica, he travelled with scientists and technicians on the research vessel RSS Earnest Shackleton in 2004/2005. “Like Darwin's dispatches from the Beagle” is how the New Yorker described Faithfull's electronic drawings, emailed to subscribers during the two-month voyage. Ice Blink, the subsequent exhibition, toured to New York, London and Edinburgh. Recently he took part in the Whitstable Biennale with LOST, an inventory of missing things. Simon’s drawings and installations have been in numerous international solo & group exhibitions over the last seven years. His practice as an artist has been as varied and unstable as some of his experiments, ranging from installations such the Hertford Union (where he punctured the Chisenhale Gallery’s wall to pump in water from the unseen canal) to video works such as 30 Km (which uses a camera attached to a weather balloon to record a journey from his face to the edge of space). The other side to his practice utilises a Palm Pilot as a crude drawing device that enables digital sketches to be made in situ and dispatched out to the world via email or the web, the Palm Pilot as a psychogeographer’s mapping tool.

0°00 Navigation, 2008

Super 8 / Video. 55’. Work commissioned by: Landscape + Arts Network Services at Gunpowder Park.

There is No Road

An exhibition of artists’ journeys to mountains, off-road places and other remote ...

Crow Drawings, 2008

12 digital drawings on granite. Work commissioned by: LABoral.

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