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George Morl uses their work to explore human connection under technological networks, and how bodies, perceptions of us, and language inform our engagements with environments and interfaces. Through paintings, sculptures, photography, performance, sound, and scientific installations, they interrogate heirarchies and social exchanges within shared physical and virtual spaces. Using the visual vocabulary and characters embedded in cyberspace, autobiography, they form fictions through conversing and colloborating with communities.
Recent dialogues include paintings assessing the construction of self-image and design of dating apps, collaboratively producing films within support centres, constructing personas to enter organisations documenting and challenging power structures, interventions within museum collections responding to allegories of performance around masculinity, investigating relationship between rituals of steroid culture and online chatrooms through photographs, composing avatars which subvert and reimagine scenes in video games and art history with autonomy instead of objectification, and installations merging paintings and scientific apparatuses assessing sensoriums in medical facilities.
Through merging evidence, performance, and imagination, Morl seeks to reveal the relationship between power, barriers, and emotions in these systems and spaces, whilst posing questions around our existence in a modernising multidimensional hyperdigital future.
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🍊 PROGRAMME 🍊Current, forthcoming and recent projects
30 April 2023
Chelmsford Museums acquires Essex Away From Keyboard works
23 March 2023
Morl’s international research trip awarded by AN Bursary Award commences
16 January 2023
Morl awarded an AN Bursary Award
20 October 2022
Morl shortlisted for Omni Artist Award 2022
05 September 2022
Morl awarded Arts Council England DYCP Award
01 September 2022
Morl’s Profiles from Essex screened on Focal Point Gallery’s Big Screen
22 August 2022
Morl commissioned for New Histories by Focal Point Gallery in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre
16 July 2022