Compiler is a platform for the production and presentation of new media art and critical discourse. Led by Tanya Boyarkina, Oscar Cass-Darweish and Eleanor Chownsmith, the group’s artistic and curatorial practice investigates socio-political challenges through digital culture.
Compiler explores the possibilities of digital art and curation as a process of discovery through synaesthetic experience of technology. Their aim is to create environments, works and events through which audiences can delve deeper into computational logics and associated flows of power that shape day to day experience. Topics such as cyber security, surveillance and computer vision are presented in ways to be engaged with tangibly through the senses. Artworks and projects often expand sensory possibilities afforded by our collaboration with technical objects and virtual worlds: drinking security software, dancing html or moulding a viral object.
Tanya Boyarkina is a Russian-born London-based artist, curator and facilitator. She is passionate about projects that broaden access to the arts through digital technology and collaboration.
Oscar Cass-Darweish is digital practitioner working between Birmingham and London – carrying out artistic enquiry into human-technical relationships in the space of hardware/software/code.
Eleanor Chownsmith is a London-based artist who works in school education outreach. Her practise explores community arts in the context of digital culture.
Friends of Compiler
Anne de Boer
Amy Louise Cartwright
Compiler design & identity in collaboration with Saskia Freeke
contact [at] compiler [dot] zone