Pheobe riley Law
Pheobe is an installation artist with a focus on sound, three dimensional art, and image. She takes a magpie approach which involves arranging and building relationships between different bodies, vessels or devices in order to create a dialogue.
Prevailing interests include exploring the life of non-human actors / inanimate objects and thinking about aspects of human activity through the lens of division and borders. She sometimes playfully reverses the roles of humans and non-humans, revealing the object-hood of the human essence, and an animate character of the ‘inanimate’ being. In her latest performance film Machine Equities she explores the sonic landscape of machines as actors and collaborators.
Previous and ongoing explorations focus on: machine technologies as our collaborators (both sonically and physically); the relationship we have to the natural world (including the livestock industry) and the role salt has on aquatic life.
Recent work includes Bell (auto) + 2 at Apt Gallery and Crossovers collective (London), Machine Equities at Fabrica Research Centre (Treviso, Italy), Oh O Salinity at Humber Street Gallery, Hull Arts Research and Initiative centre, (Hull), The Hancock Museum, 36 Lime Street Gallery (Newcastle). Emerging Artist Installation at Delaval Hall (Northumberland), A layer of Liquid Water at Spikersuppa Gallery (Oslo, Norway), Residency and tour with Making tracks at Cove park (Scotland). Herd (Newcastle University) and further works at The Baltic, Hatton Gallery New- castle, The Republic Gallery (Blythe), Funen Art Academy Odense (Denmark), LevelOne Gallery Hamburg (Germany), Paradise Air (Japan), Detroit Gallery (Stockholm), Iklectik (London), Cafe Oto (London) & the Coachhouse (Brighton) and sound / score based performances at Ftarri (Tokyo), Permian (Tokyo), Science Art Festival (Japan), for BBC Radio 3, Fort Process.
Pheobe also co-curates the murmuration field trips / residencies.