Catherine M. Weir

Catherine M. Weir

Issued: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:00:00 BST

Glasgow School of Art

The Digital Index: Creating Immediacy through the Integration of Digital Photography & Captured Data

Academic History:

Ongoing PhD Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art

2011 - 2013 MFA Computational Studio Arts, Goldsmiths - University of London

2006 - 2010 BA (Hons) Photographic & Electronic Media, Gray’s School of Art - Robert Gordon University

Supervisors:

Dr Nicky Bird

Susan Brind

Daisy Abbott

Research Interests:

Photographic, digital & networked artistic practice; data capture, indexicality.

My practice-based research explores the role & status of ‘captured data’ – geo-tags for instance – in digital photographic practice.  I approach photography as a networked practice to explore how artists might use such data to create evocative new readings of their work & what tools might be developed to aid them.  On a more theoretical level, I seek a renewed understanding of the ‘index’ – of the photograph’s physical connection to its subject – applicable to digital photography.  Specifically, I ask if captured data might fulfil this role.

Scholarships/ Awards/ Publications:

Scholarships:

2014 – AHRC DTP Award

2011 – Goldsmiths College Home/EU Scholarship

Awards:

2010 – Robert Gordon University Purchase Prize

2010 – Robert Gordon University BP Fine Art Award

Selected Exhibitions (Group)

2014 FRAMES, Centre for Contemporary Arts & Merchant City Square, Glasgow (2014)

RSA OPEN 2013, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2013)

NOWHERE 2013, Goldsmiths, University of London (2013)

GOLDSMITHS COMPUTATIONAL STUDIO ARTS, Watermans Art Centre, London (2013)

PRISM, DIRECTED BY KEIICHI MATSUDA, V&A, London (2012)

NOWHERE, Goldsmiths, University of London (2012)

CRYPTA: SILENT MONOLOGUE, The Crypt Gallery, London (2012)

SHOW+ING, SW1 Gallery, London (2012)

NEW CONTEMPORARIES, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2011)

FUTUREPROOF, StreetLevel Photoworks, Glasgow (2010)

GRAY’S SCHOOL OF ART DEGREE SHOW, Aberdeen (2010)

Publications:

Artwork Brownie Digital featured in: McConnon, N. et al. (eds.) (2013) Digital Revolution, London: Barbican International Enterprises.

Contact Details:

Address: Graduate School, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ

Email: c.weir1@student.gsa.ac.uk

Web (GSA Research Proflie): http://www.gsa.ac.uk/research/supervisors-plus-students/research-students/w/weir,-catherine/

Web: www.cmweir.com