Luke Turner (b.1982, Manchester, UK) is an artist and writer based in London. His projects and participatory performances explore the operations and oscillations of art, utilising empathy, emotion and social interaction to foster new forms of communality across digital and physical networks. His practice grew from his pioneering work on the early web in the late ’90s with The Void. He went on to co-edit the influential aesthetics and culture website Notes on Metamodernism, and in 2011 he authored the Metamodernist Manifesto. Since 2009, he has shared a collaborative practice with Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö.
He has exhibited and performed internationally at venues including Kiasma, Helsinki; Sydney Opera House, Australia; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; FACT, Liverpool; Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź; South by Southwest, Texas; Le Lieu Unique, Nantes; and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado. His work has been screened at festivals such as Manchester International Film Festival, UK; Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland; American Documentary Film Festival, California; and Ivy Film Festival, Rhode Island.
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