Christopher MacInnes works across computer-generated animation, installation, sculpture, and computer programming, drawing on visual languages from consumer technology, the corporate web, and science fiction. Through the creation of immersive environments, he explores the heavy infrastructure of information based cultures, contrasted against the glossy hyper-texture of our luxury-tech devices, articulating the practice and nature of being human in a simultaneously industrial and intangible environment.
Two custom built computers running live generated animations, with mineral oil seeping through them.
Developed from a period exploring the post-human nature of the internet, a space of concealment and exposure, an immersive generated environment consisting of industrial substations, meshed with the persistent growth of vital matter.
A slow dive beneath the glossy artifice of the techno-corporate infrastructure, a multi-channel video installation of computer-generated animation exploring concepts of entropy and hardware decay, drawing parallels between our infinitely expanding online environment and our rapidly dwindling material resources.
2017 Title TBC, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, UK
2017 ILLOGICAL CORE2: Interior Ocean, Radiophrenia, CCA, Glasgow, UK
2018 Title TBC, Tendency Towards, Aberdeen, UK
2016 Retina Gothic, Intermedia Gallery (CCA), Glasgow, UK
2015 Small Gate Infinite Field, Generator Projects, Dundee, UK
2017 4K Made Me Sick, ArebyteLASER, London, UK
2017 On The Ground, Perth Art Gallery and Museum, Perth, UK
2016 I know Amy: Loom Loom Loom and Gwenan International, Queen's Park Bowling Club, Glasgow, UK
2016 NEO NEO: Salted Findings, Pig Rock Bothy, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
2016 Future Artifact, Dose Projects, New York, USA
2015 Move Me, Film Open, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2015 Boot Signal, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2015 SIMSTIM, Glasgow Open House Art Festival, Glasgow, UK
2014 Black Cube Collective Annual Show, St. Margaret's House, Edinburgh, UK
2014 Doom Deluxe, Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow, UK
2014 It Narratives, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, USA
2014 I Hope Too Much, Kypseli, Athens, Greece
2013 BYOB, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow, UKSlice, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow, UK
2016 ILLOGICAL CORE, Performance at Radiophrenia, CCA, Glasgow, UK
2016-present One half of ILLOGICAL CORE with poet Anthony Autumn, an immersive exploration of live-soundscaping and experimental spoken word
2015 SIMSTIM, Glasgow Open House Festival, Glasgow, UK (curated)
2013 Digitized By Google, introduction written for artist's book by Alain Barthélémy & Julien Levesque,Edinburgh Art Festival Film Club, Edinburgh, UK
2013 Generator and WestFest Artists' Film Night, Generator Projects, Dundee, UK
2012-2014 Editor and founder of Undercurrents magazine - a journal of contemporary art writing and critical thinking in Glasgow
2017 Creative Scotland Open Project Fund
2016 Elephant Trust Fund
2015 Hope Scott Trust Fun
2015 Visual Arts and Crafts Mentorship Award