2017- 2020 Bethany Crawford
Bethany Crawford is an artist and researcher working in lens based media. Her practice examines the visual in relation to memorial, and how this translates over time, geography and technologies. Her current theoretical research critically assesses the implications of ‘digital immortality’ on central tenets of the human experience, as a preliminary mapping of the shifting existential paradigms of the digital age. She is a research student at the University of Amsterdam department of Media studies. Bethany graduated from the Dutch Art Institute with a Masters of Art Praxis and holds a bachelor's degree in Moving Image from the University of Brighton. She is currently working on a long-term project with the curator Edel O’Reilly and Aalto University where she is developing a creative response to the Data Driven University Initiative for exhibition in 2022 (title pending). Her book, ‘Redefining Eternity: Interfacing Immortality in the Digital Corporate World’ was published last year with the publishing house Academica Press.