about the author
Taslim Martin worked as a carpenter and joiner for thirteen years before attending art school both in Cardiff and at the Royal College of Art, where he was awarded the Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Travel Scholarship, which facilitated his research into West African sculpture. He spent two years as an artist-in-residence at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire, culminating in a solo exhibition in 2000. Following the award of his first public art commission, he has mostly been engaged in gallery exhibitions, public art commissions, and teaching. His creative output ranges from portrait sculpture to public art and design. Investigating cultural identity through archetypes and hierarchy and exploring the sculptural potential of functional objects craft skills play a key role in Martin’s work. He has exhibited in the UK and internationally and his works are in the permanent collections of the British Museum and the Horniman Museum. Martin lives and works in London.
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(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor ) epistemic things, graphematic space, installation, technical objects, virtual/virtuality