b. Glasgow, 1978. Based in London.
Dickie has exhibited and performed across the UK and internationally including Glasgow International; Casino Luxembourg, ZDB Galleria (Lisbon), Catalyst Arts (Belfast), and Grand Union (Birmingham). Recent solo projects have been presented at Fremantle Arts Centre (Western Australia) and The NewBridge Project Space (Newcastle-upon-Tyne).
An Arts Council England International Fellow in 2006; he has since received a Masters from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2010 having previously studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee.
Dickie's thoughts on knowledge, time and media are played out in video, sculpture, drawing and performance – often creating sublime hinterlands where ideas and experience collapse in on themselves.
With the backdrop of our transition toward knowledge-based economies, the work extends our innate desire to know by exploring the limits of knowledge systems. In the process, the mechanics of analogue and digital media are unpacked and remodelled to explore their capability as carriers of ideas. This reshaping, questions the disjuncture between our ability to think and the capacity of media formats to accurately record, represent and convey.
Recent works explore these limits by confronting perceptions of sequential time through examining the chronological structures within moving image and other media formats. Narrative structures often disassemble spoken, written, pictorial and nonverbal communication to reveal an expanded grammar of symbolism. Sculptural components serve to collapse the physical and temporal thresholds of on and off-screen.
Collectively they describe a hinterland geared solely toward the pursuit of knowing and the social, political and personal impacts of such a society.
Through tracing the lineage of ideas his work seeks to connect our digital screen-based culture to pre-history – bringing about a collapse of the space between these distant points in both technological media development and progression of thought.
Limbo, London [forthcoming].
A Hypertrophied Eye, NewBridge Project Space, Newcastle, UK.
The Problems of Explaining a Thunk, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Australia.
Timeknowledge Continuum, Hoxton Art Gallery, London.
New Chronica Dublin, The LAB, Dublin.
Encantas, Forest of Dean, UK.
Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow International, UK.
For a World of difference, Merchant City Festival, Glasgow.
The Briggait, Glasgow Sculpture Studios.
Simultaneous Equations, Real Art Week, Glasgow.
VSF, EmergeD, Glasgow.
Photophonic, EmergeD, Glasgow, UK.
Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Australia.
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
Fire Station Studios, Dublin.
Map XXL, CRAC, Cherbourg.
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust.
FIPA Film Festival, Biarritz.
Glasgow Sculpture Studios.
Eurovia, St Cloud, Paris.
Throbbing Muscles, C.Rockefeller Center for Contemporary Art, Dresden.
I Want My Ideal Paste, KELDER, London.
ANCHOR, RIBA, London.
Duration & Dialogue, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto.
Listen Hear!, Open School East, London.
Foam, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.
Foam, AND/OR Gallery, London.
We are not friends, Platform 1 Gallery, London.
Foam, Project/Number, London.
SUMM, Norman Rea Gallery, York,
with Joe Clarke.
Floor Plan for an Institution - The Gallery,
The Meter Room, Coventry.
Machinic Drift, The Lombard Method, commissioned by the Network Music Festival.
London Art Fair with Hoxton Art Gallery.
128kbps objects, or-bits.com on basic.fm.
The Pleasure Principle, Hoxton Art Gallery, London.
Under a White Sky, Patrick Heide Contemporary, London, with Alex Hamilton.
A Duck, A Rabbit and A Rabbit and A Duck, Pyramidd, London, with Stephen Cornford, Polly Fibre, Oliver Laric and Andrew Sunderland.
Shhh Festival, Gallery Cafe, London.
Utopia, Hoxton Art Gallery, London.
Open File, Grand Union, Birmingham.
The View from Little Diomede, SWG3 Gallery and Market Gallery, Glasgow (curated).
Performance Over Web, Fold Gallery, London.
Amen Brother, Grand Union, Birmingham. including David Blandy, David Raymond Conroy, Sara Mackillop and Rachel Reupke.
Re-Read, Assembly Projects, London.
Wife Drawing, 38b Peckham Rye, London.
Gallery Plots, Deptford X, London.
Worlds Within Worlds, Bearspace, London.
Babel, WW Gallery, London.
The Loop, CHELSEA space, London.
MurmurArt, 20 Hoxton Sq Projects, London.
Off the Shelf, UCL, London.
Woburn Research Centre, London.
Art4Lux, Casino Luxembourg Gallery, Luxembourg.
Interferencia Festival, Barcelona.
Nextwave Festival, Melbourne.
New Ruins, The City Watch House, Melbourne.
Bzzz, FIPA Film Festival, Biaritz.
Park in Progress II, INJEP, Paris.
KEN Festival, Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow.
Govan Gathering Light, Glasgow.
Shift, Merrion Centre, Leeds.
Veneer / folheado, ZDB Galleria, Lisbon.
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
The Big Friendly Show, The Chateau, Glasgow.
Pointless Cinema, The Chateau, Glasgow.
Blitz Festival, Manchester.
Tweeter/Voice-over, Catalyst Arts, Belfast.