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.
ian haig
Corrupted Blood Phones, 2020
2.30 mins, sound by David Haberfeld
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It was thought the smart phone was a vector in the distribution of the COVID-19 virus. Mutation, contagion, and diseased mobile devices as extensions of our biology.

Taking it's name from The Corrupted Blood Incident, a virtual pandemic in World of Warcraft and the simulation and spread of disease.