Nick Barrett 
Artist-in-Residence at Digital Artist Residency 
== 1st Feb–28st Feb 2017 == 
Nick Barrett is an artist currently undertaking the alternative post-graduate art course School of the Damned. Working across a variety of mediums including print, painting, digital manipulation and sculpture, his current practice is concerned with themes that expose and question social and political systems. 
Barrett will be exploring a visual examination into the politics of lived space, examining the blurred boundary between cultural appropriation (recuperation) and the technique of détournement, the hijacking or hacking of the established order. Working primarily with photography as a form of documentation, collected pictures and recognisable motifs will be manipulated to form gifs, short animations and hybrid images, weaving a visual narrative between psychogeography, politics and the existential struggle of navigating contemporary society. 
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