Charlie Tweed (b.1974) graduated from Goldsmiths MFA Art Practice in 2008, was selected for dragged down into lowercase(Sommerakademie) at the Zentrum Paul Klee in 2008, was the winner of the Galerie Klatovy Klenova prize at the Start Point European Academy Awards 2008, the winner of the ECO 09 prize in 2009 and selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2007.
In 2010 he had solo shows at Spike Island, Bristol and Animate Projects, London and was selected for the 2010/2011 residency programme at Grizedale Arts. In 2013 he had solo shows at Aspex, Portsmouth and Exeter Phoenix and was selected for SUB12 at Substation, Melbourne as well as presenting papers at a variety of international conferences including Geologies of Value and Vestige (Kingston University) andTrans – What? Symposium (Berlin). In 2013 he was selected for the R&D phase of Silent Signal, a project curated by Animate Projects and funded by the Wellcome Trust. He received an AHRC PHD Studentship from Kingston University in 2011 where he is currently a PHD Researcher.
Archimeters (2012, 4’39”)
Archimeters focuses on Ordos – a near empty ghost town in Inner Mongolia, China. The work lays out a plan for appropriating the town and constructing “a fully integrated autopoietic, auto-effective mechanism”. From a central point within the Ordos Museum the plan is described, particularly focussing on ‘effects’ and ‘affects’ referencing both the physical and virtual structure of the town and the video’s own construction.
The text that forms the voice over is appropriated from software testing handbooks and has been used due to its focus on creating a fully integrated and predictable, self-sufficient system, that continually enhances its method of control over all things.