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
Psycho Samba, 1999
3.20 mins, music: Atomic Fuzz
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It happened when I was half way through watching the late movie : Magnetic Monster; suddenly a bolt of electricity sprang from the screen and hit me in the head, scorching my forehead with the uncanny resemblance of a burn which looked like a human eye. I could hear a buzzing in my ears, normal everyday sounds, appeared distorted and overtly loud. Sounds ate away at my brain, like some newly formed parasite burring it's way deep into my cranium. I felt good, I felt alive.

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