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Compiler is a platform for conceptual digital art, curation and critical practice – in institutional and alternative spaces. Led by Tanya Boyarkina, Oscar Cass-Darweish and Eleanor Chownsmith, the group’s artistic and curatorial practice investigates socio-political challenges in digital culture.

Compiler explores the possibilities of digital art, learning and curation as a process of discovery through synaesthetic experience of technology. Their aim is to create accessible works and events through which audiences of all ages and abilities can delve deeper into digital technologies that shape day-to-day experience. Topics covered include cyber security, surveillance and climate emergency. 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 cultural producer aiming to demystify complex technological processes through playful participative formats.

Oscar Cass-Darweish is a 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.

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Compiler design & identity in collaboration with Saskia Freeke


contact [at] compiler [dot] zone

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