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Tom Lines

Other work deals with the monster as a agent who lies between the human and the other, most notably between the human and animal (as in much folklore worldwide) and between the human and technology (as in the cyborgs).

The concepts of my work are like my media, diverse but always strongly connected, a rubbing up together of technology and muck, folklore and cybernetics, steely synthesis, and analogue noise. In my imagery I evoke the lush patterns of the Baroque and Medieval geometric patterns alongside the organic forms and grit of monsters and animals, digitally degraded in my iPad work and scraped and overworked in my oil painting. Much of the time my work deals with interiors, as I attempt to create “thick air” in these fabricated spaces. Sound is an integral part of my work process, and increasingly central to my practice. I work with a modular synthesiser, as it seems like the most organic way to generate music in collaboration with technology, being generative and system based it mirrors the functions found within nature.

“Terra Nexus” at Proposition Studios – October 10th – December
Commissioned to make an interactive audio-visual piece.

BBC Music Introducing in the North East – 6th August 2020
My track “Hardworker” was featured on BBC radio

“Scramble” @ Pineapple Black – 13th – present March 2020
Sound Designer and Exhibitor

“Manifestations” @ Conny Festival – 26th – 27th October 2019
Exhibitor at group Show in Citizen’s House, Consett,

Orbit UK Art Graduates Show – 4th – 8th September 2019
Exhibitor at show in London.

Whitley Bay Film Festival – 26th August 2019
I showed a film and helped with running one of the days.

Ncl London Show 2019 – 5th to 7th July
A re-iteration of the Newcastle Degree Show.

Newcastle Degree Show 2019: “Manstaining” – 31st May to 15th June
Painting, installation, film projection.

Cluny 2: “Something New” – 1st March 2019
Text and music -based performance supporting Jon Rolph.

Jane Doe at Newcastle University – 18th March & 15th November 2018, 7th March 2019
Text and music -based performance.

Globe Theatre: Alternative Miss World – 2018:
I was commissioned to make a sound piece for Scarlett Inglefield Malone
(Link with timestamp) – https://youtu.be/U9e55kScYsQ?t=9915

“Queer Artists Now” group show – October 2017
Exhibitor at show in London.