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
Brain Tumour Helmets with Microwaves, 2002
Mixed media installation
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Exploring the impact of microwaves and electromagnetic energy and their role in producing brain tumours as a form of body mutation and transformation, as in technologies such as mobile/cell phones. The work also explores the notion of the television as a form of 'haunted media'. Consisting of two specially designed helmets with infrared headphones and a large video and sound installation and an assortment of antennas.

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