ArtStation (Anne E. Hayes / Glenn Davidson) (Wales)
- On Conversation 1988
- Splicer and Hare 1989–92
Artists Anne E Hayes and Glenn Davidson (aka ArtStation), were introduced by Ranulph Glanville to the Research Programme “Support, Survival and Culture”, based at the University of Amsterdam under the direction of Gerard de Zeeuw and Glanville, in which Gordon Pask was a professor. They spent much time working with Pask during their invited fellowship in 1988.
Their creative partnership had formed in 1979. Hayes and Davidson Trained in Fine Art in Cardiff/Wales as well as with Pask and his Cybernetics in Amsterdam. Their work as Artstation has been seen in Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, India, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, UK and Northern Ireland.
Each year Davidson presents a lecture at the University of Cardiff Business School.
As a result of their work in Amsterdam with de Zeeuw and Pask, in 1989 they presented (at the American Society for Cybernetics conference in Virginia Beach) Bitori.
A year later they helped organise and presented „Thistle“, a new work reflecting co-operative working methods and the conversational principle at the ASC conference in Montreal. The experience of this period and, Pask’s work in particular, continues to inform Hayes and Davidson’s „socially engaged“ practice in installation, writing, filmmaking,
media work to the present day.