“Employing photography, film, digitally generated imagery, games design and sculpture, Henry's work is totally contemporary in it's exploration of the speed at which the digital and virtual worlds are developing and the serious issues and questions that this raises. He creates shifting and shimmering imagery that seduces the eye, the technical virtuosity always in service to his purpose and enwrapping the viewer.”
Barbara Dougan (Engage Journal editor, 2016)
I am fascinated by the speed at which technology is developing, shaping and increasingly dominating our lives, leading to the collision and blurring of virtual and physical worlds. My aim is to examine and critique the ethics and effects that technology causes. I work and combine a variety of mediums such as video, sound, sculpture, CGI, video game design, virtual/augmented reality, programming, animation, installation, photography and live audio/visual performance.
I have shown both internationally as well as across the UK. I have exhibited at Tate Liverpool as well as multiple times at Tate Britain. My work has been selected for a number of international video art festivals including Channels, Melbourne, Ikono on Air Festival, Berlin, and Tele-Visions, Sydney. My videos have been broadcast in nearly forty countries. Notable galleries who have shown my work include Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, Firstsite, Colchester and Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, Norwich. Recent screenings include Whitechapel Gallery, London and Torreloft, Copenhagen.
My interactive video installation Odyssey was exhibited at Tate Liverpool for the Blueprint Festival during the summer of 2014. In 2015, I was selected for the XL Catlin Guide, “…this guide brings together art’s next big names” (Dazed, 2016). Odyssey was then shortlisted and exhibited for the global Aesthetica Art Prize 2016.
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