This is the occasional blog of Honor Harger.
Honor is a curator from New Zealand who has a particular interest in artistic uses of technologies. In March 2014, she will take up the position of Executive Director of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.
Honor was artistic director of Lighthouse in Brighton, UK from 2010 to 2014. In that role, she curated projects that showed the cultural impact of scientific ideas, such as Laboratory Life, Invisible Fields and Solar Systems, presented exhibitions by artists such as Trevor Paglen and David Blandy; commissioned new work from the likes of Semiconductor, Hide&Seek, and The Otolith Group and co-founded Brighton Digital Festival. Lighthouse also created space for creative practitioners who occupy a space between art, technology, architecture, and design, such as James Bridle, Timo Arnall, Liam Young, Tobias Revell, Anab Jain and Tom Armitage, to show their work in a receptive and critically engaged context.
Prior to joining Lighthouse, Honor was guest curator of transmediale, the international festival of art and digital culture in Berlin. From 2004-2008, she was director of the AV Festival, the UK’s largest biennial of electronic art, moving image and music.
She was the first curator of webcasting for Tate (2000-2003), where she also curated events and concerts on art and technology at Tate Modern. She has also worked for Radio One and Artspace in New Zealand, the Australian Network for Art and Technology in Australia, and as a freelance curator on exhibitions and events around the world.
Her artistic practice is produced under the name r a d i o q u a l i a together with collaborator, Adam Hyde. One of their main projects is Radio Astronomy, a radio station broadcasting sounds from space. Honor has lectured widely including at LIFT in Geneva, the European Space Agency, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, California Institute of the Arts and the American Film Institute. You can watch her TED talk here.
Honor writes the blog, Particle Decelerator, which collects together particles of news and information about the worlds of science, art and technology, placing a special emphasis on the collision between the quantum and the cosmological.
if you want to get in touch, she is @honorharger on Twitter.