Charlie Tweed

Charlie's video, text and performance works interrogate the affective qualities of digital technologies and their use in the control and management of populations and environments. He employs strategies of re-appropriation and speculative fiction, often taking on personas of anonymous collectives and hybrid machines, to outline subversive plans for enhancing and escaping control mechanisms and renegotiating relations between human and non human.



Giclée print mounted on acrylic sheet


A printed image from Charlie Tweed's video work Oporovak (2016).

Notes I,II & III

Multi channel video (19 mins)

Notes I,II & III

Whilst masquerading as a fiction — reports from a future dystopia transmitted in episodes by a posthuman life force — the world of the Notes series, like all dystopias, mirrors the concerns of the present moment, specifically 21st Century systems of control that perpetuate ideologies of fear.


Single channel video (5 mins)


In Archimeters a plan is outlined for appropriating the near-empty ghost city of Ordos, China, and constructing ‘a fully integrated autopoetic and auto-affective mechanism’, based within the Ordos Art Museum and capable of inflicting new forms of control on all things.

Re-Writing the Overcode

Sound installation with spectrogram video projection (49 mins)

Re-Writing the Overcode

Re-Writing the Overcode channels the non human utterances of various obsolete and decaying technologies who exist across multiple temporalities and geographies. The work is in part an elegy to human machines and their relation to the earth’s resources and also a form of exposure device, bringing into view the mesh of interrelations between virtual technologies, raw materials and forms of waste.

Solo Exhibitions

2017   Soon we will become output, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

2013   I am Algorithm, Aspex, Portsmouth

2013   I am Algorithm, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

2011   Notes I,II &III, Alma Enterprises, London

2010   Notes I,II &III, Spike Island, Bristol

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018   Visions in the Nunnery, Nunnery Gallery, London

2017   WRO Media Art Biennale, WRO Center, Poland

2016   NeON Digital Arts Festival, Dundee

2016   Selected 6 (touring video programme curated by Videoclub), touring to Whitechapel Gallery, Watershed, Plymouth Arts Centre, CCA Glasgow and 6 other UK venues)

2016   BothSides Now 3: Screenings in East Asia (touring venues across East Asia: curated by Videoclub)

2016   Silent Signal, a UK wide touring show for Wellcome Trust Large Arts Commission produced by Animate Projects including: Quad, Derby; Vivid Projects, Birmingham; Lifespace, Dundee; Oberhausen Short Film Festival 

2015   The Signal and the rock, Performance Lecture, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

2015   Film Open (selected by Steven Cairns ICA) touring to: ICA, London; Spike Island, Bristol; Transmission, Glasgow; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Castlefield, Manchester

2012   SUB 12, Substation, Melbourne

2012   The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2012   Experimentica, Chapter, Cardiff

2011   The Box Season 5, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales (August - November)

2011   New Methods of Diversification and Sustainability, Grizedale Arts, Cumbria

2011   Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Archive Film, ICA, London

Other Projects

2017   Curator and Organiser of Digital Ecologies and the Anthropocene, Bath Spa University, Bath

2016   Paper presented at Silent Signal Conference, University of Dundee

2016   Film presented at Warm Bodies, Cold Machines, Dusseldorf

2016   Paper presented at STRATA Conference, Aberystwyth University

2013   Paper presented and Organiser of Geologies of Value and Vestige Conference, Kingston University, and curator of films at Stanley Picker Gallery

2013   ‘Rewriting the overcode’, Transwhat Symposium, Supermarket, Berlin

2012 - ‘Escape from the electronic super-panopticon’, Space and Place, Mansfield College, Oxford

Residencies and Awards

2011-18   AHRC PHD Studentship, Kingston University

2014-16   Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award

2011   Emergency 5 Aspex Gallery Winner

2011   Grizedale Arts Residency Programme, Cumbria, UK

2009   Residency, Galerie Klatovy / Klenová, Czech Republic

2008   Start Point European Academy Awards, Winner of the Prize of the Galerie Klatovy / Klenová

2009   ECO 09, Winner, Exeter Phoenix

2008   Sommerakademie Residency: dragged down into lowercase, Paul Klee Centre, Bern, Switzerland

2007   AGORA Residency, PACT, Essen, Germany

2005   Grizedale Arts Residency Programme, Cumbria, UK