Mark Eaglen is a multi disciplinary artist exploring relationships of Art, Science, Technology and Nature.
An active engagement with experimentation informs evolving works that often employ traditional processes alongside developments in technology and scientific discovery. This responsive approach has led enquiries into data manipulation, responsive forms, holography, interactive works and the playful exploration of concepts through open narratives.
Previous developments have explored the nature of video feedback* in regard to the process, aesthetics and concepts raised. This has highlighted visual and behavioural associations found between the natural world and technological systems, alongside the reciprocal roles of the transmitter and receiver.
Scientific discovery and speculation often inspire exploratory pathways, but rather than illustrate such sources; the works seek to encourage wider connections and contexts of association. Recent investigations examine the blurred distinctions of the screens divide found between the increasingly amorphous boundary states of the digital and the physical.
Informed by discoveries in previous works, the ongoing development is iterative in its approach; continuing to engage with the wider aesthetic and conceptual associations raised through responsive sculptural experimentation, interactive systems of autonomy and challenging modes of perception.
Works have been exhibited nationally and internationally with key developments kindly supported and enabled by the Arts Council of Wales through residencies, solo and group exhibitions. This has resulted in works longlisted and shown in the International Emerging Artist Award in Dubai, the Lumen Art Prize, Ars Electronica and the Aesthetica Art Prize, with work published within the Future Now 100 artists anthology selected from over 3500 entries.
He is cofounder of studioMADE with Angela Davies, a cross disciplinary studio and gallery space. Alongside his artistic practice, he has maintained an active role within Arts education for over fifteen years, lecturing on a range of undergraduate courses.
*Video feedback- The act of a video camera’s live output being fed back into the video camera as a live input