_paul farmer is an artist he lives in cornwall he doesn’t think he will ever escape he works in digital and moving image and text and sound and performance he is interested in labelling the world with his perceptions and opinions he is interested in shared experience he thinks of art as placing objects ideas images text into a notional aesthetic space he thinks artists are the people who have negotiated the opportunity to do this
Paul Farmer is an installation artist, poet and filmmaker from Playing Place in Cornwall, UK. He is Bard Skrifer An Tyller (“Writer of the Place”) of Gorseth Kernow and winner of the Govynn Kernewek Award 2008.
Paul recently completed an MA in Fine Art: Contemporary Practice at University College Falmouth. In a career that has also included extensive professional work in the fields of theatre, literature and film, he has received commissions from Kneehigh Theatre Company, BBC Radio 4 and the UK Film Council amongst many others. In 2005-06 he was supported by Arts Council England in a year-long artistic development programme, Time & Space, which allowed him to explore digital technology and included the Cargoes video-poetry initiative (www.farmerfilm.com). In 2006-07 he founded the War-rag film collective, and wrote and co-directed the feature film The Lark.
Throughout 2009 he was one of three Cornish artists included in the European Regions of Culture initiative, undertaking residencies in Cornwall, Kujawsko-Pomorskie in Poland and South Ostrobothnia in Finland alongside Polish and Finnish artists.
Paul Farmer on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/paulfarmer/videos
the image and audio content of my video/ dichotic sound/ text/ space installation 'one day when the surface is clear you can see the sand below' from the exhibition Live At the Gnome Club, Falmouth Wharves, December 2011.
This will work much better in stereo than mono. Dichotic sound experiments use simultaneous audio streams so psychologists can, for example, measure the effect on comprehension of one stream of information by focussing on the other. Two voices are used simultaneously here, seperated into left and right audio channels so you can carry out diy dichotic sound experiments all of your own. If it's all coming out of the same speaker it may soon turn into a form of torture. But I suppose this too would be a kind of investigation of the nature of consciousness.
this is a record of the content of the four channel video and sound installation 'we will see the death of our sun', my contribution to the exhibition 'This Will Make You Human' at University College Falmouth in September 2011.
The journey it explores is along the road from Porthmeor, St Ives in Cornwall to St Just-in-Penwith.
The performance group E-SPY in action for the E17 Art Trail 2011.
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