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.
On a clear day you can see forever, 2019
(loop) sound by Darrin Verhagen
24 hr fake news coverage, no news presenters, no breaking news stories, no information, no in-studio interviews, all content is reduced to meat, and the visceral human body. There remains an implicit link between the media landscape and our bodies, as we merge more and more with the electronic world. Everything now exists in a heightened state of simulation, from fake TV news broadcasts to fake human bodies, nothing is real, everything is constructed.