Louis Nixon

Professor, Associate Dean Research

My research is underpinned by an on-going engagement with an expanded sculptural practice. I produce kinetic sculptures, sound works, films and paintings, which combine a manipulation of technology with the creation of new modes of presentation.

I continue to define my work as part of an expanded practice of sculpture, which experiments with new ways of configuring sculpture in a wider social context.

A developing research theme, which equates with the physical and political components of landscape is encapsulated in the idea of borders. Recent work traces borders, most often making journeys by car and travelling the boundary of a landscape, particular site or territory where a route of circumvention may be dictated for geographical or political reasons.

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Black Rock, 2017. Jesmonite, paint, motors, micro controller and ultra sonic sensors. 300cm x 200 cm x 200cm.

Black Rock (pictured) is a sculpture that looks like a rock, it has motors and sensors which make it move forwards and backwards across a space or landscape, changing its direction when it encounters another object.