Ian Haig works across media, from video, sculpture, drawing, technology based media and installation. Haig’s practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning. His body obsessed themes can be seen throughout a large body of work over the last twenty years. Previous works have looked to the contemporary media sphere and its relationship to the visceral body, the degenerative aspects of pervasive new technologies, to cultural forms of fanaticism and cults, to ideas of attraction and repulsion, body horror and the defamiliarisation of the human body.
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Trick or Treat, 1997
Video/surround sound installation, Martine Corompt, Ian Haig, Sound Design by Philip Samartzis
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Whether Spectral or just plain spectacle, Trick or Treat seeks to explore our romantic understanding of technology as having a life of its own. How it has been used to create illusion, to suggest the supernatural, or to animate the inanimate.