technology -

towards a deep  ecology of art, architecture and being

research project of goldsmiths, university of london 

director: raphael jay adjani

associate: sian ni mhuiri



more about some 8 people

daniel somerville

live artist, director, choreographer, producer, film-maker

review of his current project - three works - at brighton international festival, 11 may, 2010:

”this intense study of human emotion saw solo performer daniel somerville strip bare (literally too) loss and loneliness with the avant-garde dance medium of butoh. three personal thematic pieces explored fragility and raw pain using physical expression, a symbolic painted white face, gaping mouth and somerville’s honesty. neo-burlesque, opera, bubbles and a piano concerto pieced together this unsettling, painful experience, which bravely broke down boundaries between audience and performer, the imaginary fourth wall of theatre.”    -  monica perdoni

ian gwilt

is a digital artist and program director in visual communication at the university of technology sydney (u.t.s.), australia. ian holds an m.a. in interactive multimedia, jointly conferred by the university of balears (u.i.b), spain, and the royal college of art (r.c.a), u.k. in the last 15 years he has shown interactive installations and digital work at a number of international new media events, galleries and exhibitions including; i.s.e.a. transmediale, siggraph, mila, ivo and arcade. his own research is in augmented reality - installations, artefacts, compumorphic art and the graphical user interface. he has a ph.d. in art history and theory from the university of new south wales.

joey draycott

how beautifully local and interconnected the world and people do seem. yet how easily this utopia is refuted when by the slightest hiccup in this complexity, a stone through a cobweb, we are reminded of the vastness, our place in the world, in nature, and the unconquerable awe and being of nature when she intercedes and has her way.

kristina bill

"The song, rich and compact, provides me with an infuriating  

challenge to distil it down to one thought one emotion.  Music is to me the  

universal language.  It connects us in our humanity as our beating hearts  

provides us with our life force. I cannot find a more worthy pursuit."

listen to kristina’s music

monica battaglia

after specialising in video art at university of westminster  - b.a. hons mixed media art - italian born monica trained in a diverse range of theatre and performance practises, from butoh to commedia dell' arte, multimedia performance and film making. she then attained a m.a. in performance at goldsmiths, university of london. since then she has been working as a live/performance artist and actress mainly in london and paris. in the last couple of years she began her venture as a director for some london and taipei audiences. she lives in brighton with her partner gioele and son noa.


tereza havlickova 

comes from the czech republic and trained at laban, london u.k. (b.a. [hons] dance theatre) and at goldsmiths, university of London (m.a. performance-making). tereza has worked on variety of projects and performances around europe as a solo artist and in collaboration, recently with inprocess collective.  she is particularly interested in multidisciplinary exploration of movement, text, and visual forms and themes of autobiography and spectatorship.

simon duff

is a writer, composer and sound designer based in london. he has a degree in art history from brookes university, oxford where he wrote a dissertation on the formation of the institute of contemporary arts. having graduated he wrote as an art and music critic for contemporary magazine. currently he writes for the saatchi gallery magazine and website along with a number of other magazines including pro sound news europe, hi-fi news and installation europe focusing on technology, music and sound in all its forms. his music and sound design has been used on tv programmes for channel 4, the national geographic channel, resonance fm radio and across a variety of theatre productions.

helen thorington

is a writer and sound composer, whose radio and sound/music compositions have been aired nationally and internationally for the past twenty-five years. Thorington has created compositions for film and installation that have been premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, the Whitney Biennial. She has produced three narrative works for the web and played a principal artistic role in the cutting-edge performance work, Adrift, Thorington has also composed for the Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Company.  She is the founder and co-director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., the national weekly radio series, New American Radio (1987-1998) the Turbulence and Somewhere websites, and two internationally acclaimed blogs: Networked_Performance and Networked_Music_Review.