Mark Peter Wright is an artist, researcher and lecturer working at the intersection of critical theory and contemporary art. His practice explores the relationship between humans, animals, environments and their associated technologies of capture: critically and playfully generating debate through installation, performance and sound.
His collaborative practice with Helena Hunter is called Matterlurgy and involves assemblage and performance as ways to investigate human and more-than-human relations. With Salomé Voegelin he co-convenes Points of Listening, a series of public activities exploring the potential of co-constructed learning. He is currently researching Post-Natural Sound Arts in addition to working with the Centre for Geohumanities as part of the Creating Earth Futures collaborative commissions, 2018.
He has exhibited internationally at galleries and institutes including the ICA, Flat Time House, GV Art, IMT Gallery, Platform A, MIMA, Southbank Centre and TATE [UK], CCA [Scotland], Museum of Contemporary Art [Italy], Lydgalleriet [Norway] and New York Public Library [USA]. Performance and public interventions include Apiary Studios, Art Licks, Café Oto, The Showroom, V22 [UK] Trinity House Sq [Ireland], Bòlit Contemporary [Spain] and HIAP [Finland]. Lectures, workshops and papers have been presented at the Critical Media Lab [Switzerland], Harvard University [USA], University of Copenhagen [Denmark], University of Stavanger [Norway], Central St Martins, Goldsmiths University, Parasol Unit, South London Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park [UK]. Recent peer reviewed articles include: Journal of Sonic Studies, Evental Aesthetics, Sensate Journal Harvard, Leonardo Music Journal, Continent Journal and Interference Journal. Anthology contributions and artist publications include: Listening and its not [SARU/Compost & Height], Tasked to Hear [Corbel Stone Press], Bio-critical Incidents [Sonic Terrain] and On Listening [Uniform Books].