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Charlie Hooker

Prof

20052018
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Research interests

 

Charlie Hooker is a pioneering visual artist and musician who produces multi-media collaborative work which traverse categories within art and interdisciplinary research, to include sculptures, installations, audio-works and image-making, as well as fusions of dance, music and theatre. His public sculptures, exhibitions and installations link aspects of art and science, focusing on meteorology, climate change and astronomy, to feature natural phenomena such as wind, water, sunshine and cosmic rays which generate audible and visual spatial patterns, as well as unique weather-generated monoprints.

 

All of Hooker`s work involves structures which are based upon natural rhythms and cycles. These often incorporate chance elements to link ideas based upon: Time; the Macrocosm and the Microcosm; and Chaos Theory, through a mixture of analogue and digital techniques. Recent projects, resulting in multi-media installations, have involved collaborations with the public, local councils and industrial partnerships. He has a sound studio and sculpture and graphic studio in Sussex, UK and is passionate about pushing the boundaries of art and creative thinking.

 

Charlie Hooker is the Professor of Sculpture at the University of Brighton, UK,  where he is Course Leader for MA Fine Art and the Research Leader and Mentor for Fine Art staff. His installations, sculptures and graphic works have been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the UK, Europe, USA and Australia – notably the Tate and Hayward Galleries, De La Warr Pavilion and Haugar-Vestfold Kunstmuseum. His research network includes climate scientists from the University of Reading, UK and The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway. He has work in many private and public collections, and has featured in radio and TV interviews, web-based publications, books and conferences.

Keywords

  • M Music
  • NB Sculpture
  • NX Arts in general
  • QB Astronomy

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cognitive theory Social Sciences
art Social Sciences
broadcast Social Sciences
pain Social Sciences
metaphor Social Sciences
local radio Social Sciences
light pollution Earth & Environmental Sciences
experience Social Sciences

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Research Output 2005 2018

From there to here and secret chord: Marks make meaning

Hooker, C. 13 Mar 2018

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Chord
Sun
Viewer
Harness
Rhythm

Save the day competition: British Science Festival

Hooker, C. 7 Sep 2017

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Water
Recorder
General Public
Artwork
Brochures

A Gadamerian approach to interpreting pain: model-making metaphors through embodied cognitive theory

Marsh, P., Chubb, S., Saber-Sheikh, K., Hooker, C. & Moore, A. 20 Dec 2016 27, 4, p. 347-357 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
cognitive theory
pain
metaphor
simulation
health science

AUDIO ACCOMPANIMENT Broadcast version: Gravity Waves

Hooker, C. 27 Feb 2016

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

broadcast
local radio
music
Internet

SAVE THE DAY: Public Collaboration project

Hooker, C. 14 Oct 2016

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

art
work of art
musician
symbolism
recording