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
Ash Reprogrmmed, 2020
3 mins, sound by Darrin Verhagen
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In Ridley Scott’s Alien, crew member and medical officer Ash is revealed to be an Android, programmed from the company to ensure the survival of the alien species which infects others on board. Ash reprogrammed reimagines Ash to be female, programmed in a friendly Siri style voice to offer help and assistance.

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