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 an upcoming research student at the University of Amsterdam department of Media studies. Bethany graduated from the Dutch Art Institute master's program in Art Praxis and holds a bachelor's degree in Moving Image from the University of Brighton. She recently had her first international solo presentation ‘Interfacing Immortality’ at M8 Artspace in Helsinki, Finland. Her first book, ‘Redefining Eternity: Interfacing Immortality in the Digital Corporate World’ is forthcoming with the publishing house Academica Press.