Born in Braziers Park, Oxfordshire – Simon Faithfull is the product of a utopian experiment in communal living. He studied art first at Central St. Martins and then went on to do an MFA at Reading University.
In 1996 he made the part-animated Isle of Dogs for the BBC’s 10×10 series. He founded the digital arts organization e-2 in 1998 which commissioned 9 web-based commissions including Word Perfect by Tomoko Takahashi and Cruisin by Susan Collins.
Simon’s drawings and installations have been in numerous national and international solo & group exhibitions over the last seven years. His practice as an artist has been as varied and unstable as some of his experiments, ranging from installations such the Hertford Union (where he punctured the Chisenhale Gallery’s wall to pump in water from the unseen canal) to video works such as 30Km (which uses a camera attached to a weather balloon to record a journey from his face to the edge of space).
The other side to his practice utilises a Palm Pilot as a crude drawing device that enables digital sketches to be made in situ and dispatched out to the world via email or the web – the Palm Pilot becoming a kind of psychogeographer’s mapping tool.
In late 2004 he started a two month journey to Antarctica from which he is sending back a drawing a day via email. Later in 2005 this and other film work made in Antarctica will be collected together to form a national touring exhibition.
He is a part-time lecturer at Goldsmiths College, and lives in London.
28 November 2004
Simon’s drawings and installations have been in numerous national and international solo & group exhibitions over the last seven years. In 1996 he made the part-animated Isle of Dogs for the BBC’s 10×10 series.
He is part-time lecturer at Goldsmiths College, and in 1998 founded the digital arts organisation e-2 to explore and commission works for the internet. Simon lives in London.
27 May 2003
Simon Faithfull’s website
Joe Wilson is a music and art producer. In the last ten years he has been producer and live musician with the pop group Sneaker Pimps, touring extensively and selling over 1.5 million records.
18 October 2004
the official _Sneaker Pimps_ website