ABOUT

Steven Dickie (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.


ARTISTS’ STATEMENT

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.