Jon Pigott is an artist, researcher and academic whose work explores sound, materials, systems and (occasionally) place. His practice based research draws in histories and theories of sound art, kinetic sculpture and technology as well as various making processes including digital fabrication and hand made electronics. These themes informed Jon’s PhD, titled Materials, Systems and Autonomy in Electromechanical Sound Art, awarded by Bath Spa University in 2017. Jon teaches into the Artist Designer Maker degree programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University within the School of Art and Design, across a range of three dimensional media, making processes and technologies. His written publications, like his artworks, often draw together themes from science and technology studies with artistic practices.
Prior to entering academia Jon worked in the music and audio industry where he became technical manager of Real World Studios, helping to bring numerous high profile music and film projects to fruition.
Jon has exhibited and published work internationally both in a solo and collaborative context.
To contact Jon email:
jon [at] sonicmarbles [dot] co [dot] uk
Selected recent exhibitions, presentations and performance
2019 Exhibition: Speaker Park. Premiered atBorealis Festival of Sound Art, Bergen, Norway. http://www.borealisfestival.no/en/ and exhibited at Oseana gallery and cultural centre: https://www.oseana.no/nb. Produced / curated by WRAP: http://wrap.hdu.no
2018 / 2019. Exhibition: The Ceramophone and The Campanologists Tea Cup.Exhibited as part of The Language of Clayhttps://www.languageofclay.wales:
- Ruthin Craft Centre Denbighshire 24 November 2018 – 27 January 2019
- Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre Cwmbran 30 March – 18 May 2019
- Mission Gallery Swansea 02 February – 23 March 2019
- Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth May – July 2019
2017 – Exhibition: The Syn-Tea-Syzer. Touchstone, Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin. http://www.ceramicsireland.org/ci-exhibitions/touchstone-2017
2017 – Exhibition: Electromagnetic Interrogations. Kinetica 10th anniversary exhibition. London. http://www.kinetica-museum.org/news/latest-info/kinetica-10th-anniversary-exhibition.html
2016 – Presentation: ‘Material Systems as Art Practice and Method’ presenting Electromechanical Oscillator and Electromagnetic Interrogations at 4S/EASST conference Barcelona 2016. https://easst.net/conferences/
2016 – Presentation: ‘Electromechanical Perspectives of Sound and Music’ presenting Electromagnetic Interrogations and Electromechanical Oscillator at Alternative Histories of Electronic Music (AHEM) conference, Science Museum, London UK. https://ahem2016.wordpress.com
2015 – Presentation: The Campanologist’s Tea Cup. Making Futures conference, Plymouth UK. http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk
2015 Exhibition: The Captains Teapot. Permanent exhibition Camarthen Museum. With Ingrid Murphy.
2015: Exhibition: The Campanologist’s Tea Cup at The British Ceramics Biennale. With Ingrid Murphy. http://www.britishceramicsbiennial.com