Stephen Cornford
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Stephen Cornford is a media artist who works with consumer electronics, critiquing the ideologies they embody and the constitutive role they have come to play in our lives. He recently completed a PhD affiliated to the Archaeologies of Media & Technology Research Group at Winchester School of Art.

His current research is concerned with the toxicity of media technologies, and the scarcity of some of the raw materials now ubiquitous in digital imaging devices. These works seek to problematise the technological solutionism often proposed to resolve the environmental impacts of rampant media consumption.

Much of his recent work has been made in collaboration with science research facilities, for example at the Optoelectronic Research Centre in Southampton where he exposed digital image sensors to infrared lasers, hydroflouric acid, and X-ray radiation; or at the School of Earth Sciences in Bristol where he has melted down, analysed and tomographed portions of an iPhone.

Stephen has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Berlin, Brighton, Bergen, Ljubljana & London and his work has been included in group exhibtions at the ZKM Center for Art & Media, Karlsruhe; ICC, Tokyo; Haus der Electronische Kunst, Basel; Sigma Foundation, Venice and at Biennials in Coventry and Poznan.






 

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