Humphrey ‘Huck’ Astley is a poet-singer-songwriter based in Oxford, England. He is the author of the three-part concept album and PRS for Music Foundation stage show Alexander the Great: a Folk Operetta, which he describes as ‘a queer runaway myth of two young friends and their fall from grace in Dixie’. His pamphlet Stones through the Windows to the Soul can be downloaded from humphreyastley.co.uk.
Rebecca Bligh is an editor and writer. Co-editor of Living In The Future.
Francis Patrick Brady is an artist, writer and lecturer living and working in Malmö, Sweden. Born in Toronto, Canada but growing up in Sheffield, Yorkshire, he holds a degree in Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art and design, London. He does spoken-word performance, installation and role-play exploring the the magic circle of media and cryptographic storytelling. He also runs workshops and Lectures at Chelsea School of Art and design and Bristol UWE university, talking on Digital Culture’s play-phase and ‘Pixelocracy’.
Joe Campbell is an artist working with sound, moving image and performance. He graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2010. His latest project with Galleri Plywood was Vigil III at Re(s)on-Art Stockholm, Sweden.
Nick Carr (Born 1984, United States) Multidisciplinary artist and collaborator: audio, video, web-media, sculpture, print, texts, etc. Co-founder of Flaregun, an international residency project located in rural Virginia. Co-founder of JVC, an international collaborative video production platform founded in 2010. Subject matter ranges from scientific and social events, genres and modes, to meditations on the materiality of the Digital Video Surface.
Holly Childs is a writer and editor. Her debut novel No Limit was released by Hologram in April 2014. Her second novel Danklands was published by Arcadia Missa in December 2014.
Natalie Chin grew up in Singapore and lives in London. She is the Literary Editor of Galavant Magazine & will graduate from University College London in June 2015. http://herbonestructure.com / http://twitter.com/herbonestrcture
Heli Clarke is a writer who is currently living and working in Paris.
Jim Colquhoun is an artist and writer based in Glasgow who often works pseudonymously. His work celebrates the lost and the re-forgotten and attempts to transcend the redundant either/or ness of our current mystico-materialist paradigm. He has shown work recently in Bergen and Glasgow.
Quentin S. Crisp was born in North Devon, U.K., in 1972. His first collection of stories, The Nightmare Exhibition, was published in 2001 by BJM Press. His most recent, Defeated Dogs, in 2013 by Eibonvale Press. He hopes, with time, to write more about Annette Funicello and less about anhedonia.
Caroline Derveaux is a French artist based in London, who just finished an MA Fine Art at Chelsea, UAL. Caroline’s work is a reflection of her imaginary world and childhood influences. It deals with memory and the unconscious through abstract translation. www.carolinederveaux.com
Ian Hatcher is a text/sound/code artist based in New York. His first book, Prosthesis, is forthcoming from Poor Claudia. He is also co-creator (with Amaranth Borsuk & Kate Durbin) of Abra, a conjoined book/app supported by the Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago. ianhatcher.net
James W. Hedges (born Oxford, UK) is co-editor of living in the future. He studied painting at the University of Brighton and currently lives in Hong Kong. jameswhedges.com
Matthew Higgins was born in Glasgow and graduated with an MA in fine art from Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2014. Higgins is currently based in Tokyo, working with a wide range of materials and techniques. Recent work addresses utopian thinking, using old set-building techniques similar to those used in sci-fi and Tokusatsu movies.
Daniel Keller’s artistic output engages with issues at the intersection of economics, technology, culture and collaboration. His current focus of research is on notions of progress, technological disruption, and ‘exit’ from the perspective of the ‘prosumer imagineer’ artist operating within the global networked economy. He is half of Aids-3D, and Director of Absolute Vitality Inc, a Wyoming-based corporation-sculpture co-owned by the artist, his gallery and a group of private collectors. In 2013 he co-organized TEDxVaduz with Simon Denny at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. Upcoming exhibitions include The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien; Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, Galerie Max Hetzer, Berlin, and a solo exhibition at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler opening Gallery Weekend in Berlin.
Daisy Lafarge (b.1992) lives in Edinburgh, where she is an undergraduate despite being told she already has a PHD in the ‘concept of absence’. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Quietus, New Statesman and Tender.
Isabella Martin is a sculptor whose work uses language as a means of navigation. She is a member of the international collective Camp Little Hope and an artist educator at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Isabella collaborates across disciplines and contexts, and keeps one foot in the sea at all times.
Brian Moran lives and works in San Francisco. The two new works, Machines of Loving Grace Emoticon 1 & 2, were made specifically for living in the future and are part of an ongoing project titled Engineering Consent, based on points of contact between the history of public relations, psychoanalysis, and participatory aesthetics. Previous iterations of Engineering Consent include the solo exhibitions Emoticons for a Public Square, Vitrine, (London 2013) & Engineering Consent 5: The Soap Carving Contest, Kynastonmcshine, (London 2011). Moran Is represented by Galerie Gregor Staiger in Zurich.
Oscar Oldershaw is an artist/film maker based in London. His recent work includes short film Family Trip and An Afternoon With Mike Kuchar, a documentary on the iconic film maker.
Esteban Ottaso is a new media artist, born in Paraná (ER), Argentina. His work based on Facebook has been exhibited in Paris, New York, Toronto, Berlin, Nürnberg and Barcelona. He holds a BFA in Sculpture.
Ella Plevin is a freelance writer and creative based in Berlin. She has contributed texts and visual fashion stories to 032c, Texte zur Kunst, Novembre Magazine, Dazed Digital, Sleek and Metal magazines among others.
Paul Purgas trained as an architect and graduated from the Royal College of Art. He has presented performances and installations with Spike Island, Tate Britain, Bergen Konsthall, the Whitechapel gallery and Whitstable Biennale, and written work has been presented at Focal Point Gallery, Banner Repeater and Transmediale. He is a 2015 participant in Wysing Arts Centre’s Multiverse residency programme.
Thogdin Ripley is a set of unique data, easily searchable but hidden on purpose; an anomaly, worshipping the cultural spindrift from a greasy cardboard box at the back of a deserted storage facility. He’s continually working on a novel that will prove exceptionally difficult to sell.
Jenny Simmar works with the exploration of public space. Simmar sees the city as being built out of both hard and soft structures, both body and building, its mass constantly (though very slowly) shifting weight in a similar way to Steve Paxton’s concept of the ‘small dance’. Her practice consists of facilitating workouts. People are invited to spend time together, to train in new ways of being present in and seeing the city. Simmar has two practices: one of actions, and one of editing and exhibiting visual material from these actions. She is presently studying art at Akademin Valand in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Julia Tcharfas (born Donetsk, Ukraine) is an artist and curator. Recent projects include Systems Learning from the Inside, Chisenhale Gallery; Recent Work By Artists, Auto Italia; and Render, Hilary Crisp Gallery. Tcharfas is also the assistant curator of the Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age exhibition at the Science Museum in London.
Llew Watkins is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer currently based in London who works in installation, lectures, scripts and performance. His practice is a continuing inquiry into the transient and playful nature of mind and reality.
Holly White is an artist living and working in London, www.holly-white.com
Lillian Wilkie is an artist, educator and bookseller based in London. Her work incorporates photography, sculpture and installation with writing and quiet performance.