David Cotterrell
Mirror III (v)  2016  2 Channel HD Projection, Custom Morse Code Generators and iOs App
10 minutes 6 seconds  Collaborators: Ruwanthie de Chickera

David Cotterrell is an installation artist working across media and technologies to explore the social and political tendencies of a world at once shared and divided. The practice is typified by an interest in intersection: whether fleeting encounter or heavily orchestrated event, Cotterrell’s works explore the human condition and the breaks or nuances that can lead to a less ambiguous understanding of the world they inhabit.

Encapsulating the roles of programmer, producer and director, Cotterrell works to develop projects that can embrace the quiet spaces that are the sites for action, which might (or might not) be clearly understood in the future. For the past few years, Cotterrell and his collaborator Ruwanthie de Chickera have been embarking on an eclectic series of field trips and the production of a range of experimental artworks to clarify their experience and understanding of fear, risk and empathetic failure.

Cotterrell’s work has been commissioned and shown extensively in Europe, the United States and Asia. His work appears in several collections including Imperial War Museum, London and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is Research Professor of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University.

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> Exhibitions at the gallery:  truth.lie.lie  2019;  Empathy and risk: three mirrors and a wall  2017; London Art Fair  2017;  The Ostrich     Experiments  2013; David Cotterrell  Aesthetic Distance 2009;  South Facing  2005
David Cotterrell, Capital C for Constitution
Capital C for Constitution  2018  PC desktop, office furniture and custom software  Collaboration with Ruwanthie de Chickera
David Cotterrell, Was Many Pictures
Was Many Pictures  2018  C-type photographic print, lecturns, speakers and Barix media players with cutom firmware  Collaboration with Ruwanthie de Chickera
David Cotterrell, Mirror IV (v)
Mirror IV (v)  2018  Two-screen video work  Collaboration with Ruwanthie de Chickera
David Cotterrell, OnSilent
OnSilent  2018  iPhone 6, custom script and software, vibration speaker  Collaboration with Ruwanthie de Chickera
David Cotterrell, Maelstrom
Maelstrom  2017  A public installation appearing on the rivers and canals of Chester 
Mirror I: Hierarchy  2016  collaboration with Ruwanthie de Chickera  HD video, two-channel installation  
David Cotterrell, The Wall, 2016
The Wall  2016  1:100 hand-painted plastic figures, table tennis net, painted and floacked timber  photograph by Oskar Proctor 
Gateway I  2009  photographic c-type print  147 x 99 cm 
David Cotterrell Supernumerary 
Supernumerary 2008, triptych (detail), C-type print
David Cotterrell The Debating Society
Debating Society  2007, Granite, Apple computers, Linux OS, custom software and audio equipment, 6.0 x 1.5 x 6.0m
David Cotterrell South Facing
South Facing  2005/06, Cast Plaster, Gesso and Machined MDF
Latitude (v)  2005, 4.5 x 2.0m
Field  2003, Projected DVD Video Stream, 9 Hours, 1.5 x 0.7m
GEV 1: Pedestrian Simulator (v)  2003, Mirror, computer, projector, painted wooden boxes, dimensions variable
Shangri-La (v)  2002, Brass & Glass jewellers case, LCD screen, headphones, software: Macromedia Director, 0.6 x 0.2 x 0.5m
Car Culture (v)  2001, DVD Loop, 60mins, Dimensions variable
Saltley Geyser  1998, Grundfos SP60-5 borehole pump, steel, piping, 3 phase electricityinverter & 500L of water, 0.5 x 0.5 x 40m