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Dr. Julie-Louise Bacon

Dr. Julie-Louise Bacon

Biography

Dr Julie Louise Bacon is an artist, curator and writer. Her current research focuses on changing experiences of time in the Network Ages, and the impact on social, physical and mental life of the evolving relationship between technology and culture. She leads the development of The Habitat of Time, a major international research project (2018-2020), in collaboration with Prof. Mike Stubbs and Dr Mark Wright at Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in the UK, where she is a FACT Fellow. The project focuses on the creation of curatorial models that enhance audiences’ experience of time across physical and digital art spaces. It draws on research at FACT’s innovative exhibition spaces, archives and FACTlab, as well as a collaboration with Casula Powerhouse in Liverpool, NSW.

She has presented performances and installations in festivals and galleries worldwide, including: Artspace Sydney Ideas Platform (2017), Humber St. Gallery and Hull UK Capital of Culture (2017), Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2015), White Cube, London (2013), CCA Tel Aviv (2013). In addition, Dr. Bacon has curated large-scale international festivals, exhibitions and research projects investigating the layered time of archives, media, historical and social space. These include: the five-part conference and exhibition series Per-forming the Archive (2006-2007), which attracted a major AHRC research award; the four day international conference Signal: Art and Networks (2012) supported by curatorial awards from the Quebec and Canada Arts Councils; and Töne: A Meeting of Sound and Light (2014) featuring over 20 commissions that offered new encounters with seven arts and heritage locations in Chatham, England, supported by Arts Council England: South East and The University of Kent.

Bacon has held executive, directorship and curatorial posts in art centres in England, Northern Ireland and Quebec. She was Artistic Director of Embassy for Water, which formed part of Leeuwarden’s successful 2018 European Capital of Culture bid, and has acted as an advisor and consultant for organisations including, and the Arts Councils of Northern Ireland and Québec. She has published widely on contemporary art and cultural theory and has edited three anthologies: In Place of Passing (2006), Footnotes (2007), and Arkive City (2008). She is currently working on a sequel to this anthology, Arkive City 2.0 for publication in 2020.