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Philip Speakman

based in London.

recent work

2024 - A Self-Induced Hallucination, workshop 

2023 - Chapel Perilous, moving image
2023 - The Forked Path, moving image
2023 - After Cottingley, mirror 
2022 - The Dance of the LARPer.gif, seminar
2022 - The Fauna of Mirrors, sculptural moving image
2022 - Transforming Through The Screen..., critical writing
2021 - No Flaming House, collaborative moving image
2021 - Petrichor Project, audio for radio
2021 - Algal Shades, audio installation
2020 - The Err, outdoor sculpture
2019 - Tell, story telling sessions



2023 - Slade, UCL, MA Fine Art

2017 - Central Saint Martins, UAL, BA Fine Art

commissioned projects

2021 - BBC/Arts Council New Creatives, audio commission, 'Petrichor Project'

2020 - Grizedale Arts, Lake District, 'The Err'


2023 - Slade School of Art, UCL, 'MA Degree Show'

2023 - The Crypt, London, 'DEADTIME II'

2022 - Copeland Park, London, 'Ghost Show: The Haunted House'

2022 - Slade, UCL, London, 'Interim Show'

2022 - Worlding Project, London, 'Lambing Season'

2021 - OUTPOST Gallery, Gildengate House, Norwich, 'Algal Shades' (residency outcome)

2018 - fivehundredthousand, London, 'The Strange Account Of Ellery Cordwainer

2018 - OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich, ‘Members Show 2018’ selected by The White Pube

2018 - fivehundredthousand, London, 'The World Tour Inauguration - ArtLicks Weekend'

2018 - Lethaby Gallery, London, 'Temporalities'

2018 - OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich, ‘Members Show 2017 selected by Andy Holden’

2017 - Central Saint Martins, 'Degree Show'

2016 - Coniston Institute, Cumbria, ‘Prefatory Action’

2016 - Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, ‘Pat’s Xs’

2015 - Blip blip blip, Leeds, ‘Interim + Ciarra Phillips and Edwin Pickstone’





screenings and broadcasts

2023 - Flat Earth Film Festival, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

2022 - BBC Radio 6 Music, 'Introducing Arts'

2022 - Liquid Gold, London

2021 - Grizedale Arts, Lake District, 'New Build Day'

2019 - Deptford Cinema, London, 'fivehundredthousand at Deptord Cinema'

2018 - Set, London, ‘Film Screening’

2018 - Art Week Exeter, ‘The Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival’

2018 - Elmer Projects, London, 'Film Screenings'

2017 - Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Gallery, ‘The Next Thing’

2017 - The Bomb Factory, London, ‘Spring Artist Film Festival’

2017 - Central Saint Martins, London, ‘Metaphonica III’

  events staged/curated

2019 - F.A.T. Studio, 'Tell5', London, 10/11/19 

2019 - TACO!, Thamesmead, ALW Radio - 'Tell2066' radio show, 17 - 20/10/19

2019 - Wellsproject, 'Tell4' as part of 'The Salamander Skin', London, 29/09/19

2019 - Gossamer Fog, 'Tell3' as part of Future Primitive, London, 23/06/19

2018 - Ah, Bike Club!, artist lead cycling tour, 10/11/18

2015 - Peckham Safehouse, London, ‘BATTERY POWER: A Post-Electric Exhibition’, 10/2015 

  awards and residencies

2021 - OUTPOST Gallery, studio residency, July 2021

2017 - The Next Thing Award, shortlisted, Bury Art Museum, 2017

2017 - Acme Associate Studios Program recipient, 2017 - 2019


  workshops and teaching

2024 - 'Self-Induced Hallucination: AI(,) Folktales and Open Source Myth Making' (workshop) Lethaby Gallery, 

2023 - Visiting Practitioner, Central Saint Martins, BA Fine Art

2021 - 'Young Persons Summer Films School', The Farmers Arms and National Trust

21/22- Support Technician, Central Saint Martins, Film and Video Lab
2015 - 'End of the Earth Project', O2 Think Big funded project, Cumbria

artist statement‘: ‘fiction pre-haunts thought like fog precedes a cold morning’. Through sustained research projects my practice explores the role of fiction as a technology of transformation, and how the imaginary transgresses its unreality through the media, communication and narrative technologies of its times. Using expanded approaches to moving image, live events, collaborative processes and writing, my works tell stories of weird encounters and emergent phenomena and their strange implications within our cultural and socio-political lives, often looking to the edges to try and better understand what’s really at the centre. These might be the myths enmeshed in supposedly national landscapes, the ghosts which haunt our personal devices, capital’s eerie agency and most recently the waking dream space of the internet; its hysterias and anxieties, folklore and fauna.

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