If you want to know who rules over you, ask yourself who (or what) you are not allowed to criticise. Ponder this deeply, and you will find many answers.” - Voltaire

Pantomime politics have shown that an individual and collective sense of agency can be easily massaged and manipulated algorithmically. Paradoxically, in our increasingly interconnected world, we are more atomised – more disconnected from one another – than ever before. Reality is increasingly abstracted and occluded in a ‘post-truth’ paradigm, in which the subject is kept in a constant state of distraction, assaulted by stimuli but not equipped with the informational cognitive frame to decode it effectively.

I wish to address such uncomfortable truths in my work, to explore the roles we play as both individuals and collectives, in the systems we inhabit and operate within, to highlight contradictions in our belief systems and provoke the unravelling of truth. To destabilise the technologies we have integrated into our everyday lives by playfully manipulating the ‘promiscuous circulation of images’ in continual, disposable circulation.  

I occupy a role situated on the boarder of architect / curator / facilitator within my practice, establishing a framework of constraints and then observing, mapping and charting the patterns of agency which emerge from within it. I wish to explore the fertile creative territory that exists on the boundary of these multifaceted disciplines through an interdisciplinary and socially engaged practice.

Natalie Lambert

Lives | Works : London, UK

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Exhibitions

Olfactory Art Group Research Project & Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan > 2017

Trace, Project Space, Central Saint Martins London > 2017

When You and I Collide, The Laundry E8, London > 2017

Denialism, Central Saint Martins School of Art, London > 2017

The Enrolment Project, This is An Art School, Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London > 2017

Atypical Root, Public Art Trail, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow, Scotland > 2010

The Administration, White House Gallery, Glasgow > 2010

Violent Participation, CCA Residency, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland > 2009

Act Natural, Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland > 2008

Interlude, Not Your Average Evening, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow, Scotland > 2008

Burning Ambition, Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland > 2008

You Move Me Two, Big In Falkirk, Festival of Art, Falkirk, Scotland > 2008

Anaesthetic Elixir, The Old Vic, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland > 2008

You Move Me, Take That and Party, Barnes Building, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland > 2008

 

Publications

ZeroZine > 2017

Stimuli > 2017

 

Creative Industry

Curator and Director, SMART Fair, Farringdon, London > Oct 2014

Operations Director, TEDx Brixton, London > Sept 2012 - Feb 2014

Internship: Collections and Acquisitions & Operations, Development Team, Tate, London > Oct 2010 - May 2011

Project Director, ‘Atypical Root’, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts 2010 > Aug 2009 - June 2010

Gallery Manager & Artist Assistant, NoiseForSomething, Glasgow > Jan 2009 - May 2010

Health and Safety Officer, Big in Falkirk Public Art Festival > Jan 2008 - April 2008

Installation crew, Glasgow School of Art > Oct 2007 - Feb 2008

Researcher and Team lead, EMUDE, Glasgow School of Art & Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan > Dec 2004 - July 2005

Set Designer, Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow > March 2004 - Dec 2007

Artist / Curator / Manager / Assistant, Various exhibitions, Glasgow > 2003 - ongoing

 

Digital Industry, & other

(Freelance) Mixed Reality PM, Kazendi, London > December 2016 - February 2017

(Freelance) Digital PM, Omobono, London > June - September 2016

(Freelance) Senior Digital Producer, FCB Inferno, London > March - June 2016

(Freelance) Senior Digital Producer, Naked Communications, London > August 2015 - January 2016

(Freelance) Digital Producer, BMB Agency, London > October 2014 - July 2015

Digital Delivery Manager, Cancer Research UK, London > June 2014 - September 2014

Production Manager, Poke, London > May 2013 - May 2014

Creative Services Manager & Producer, Preloaded, London > June 2012 - May 2013

Studio Manager, Preloaded, London > June 2011 - June 2012

Science Communicator, Glasgow Science Centre > Oct 2008 - August 2010

Production Assistant, Raw Business Communications, Glasgow > Feb 2006 - May 2007

 

Quals

MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins School of Art, University Arts London, London | 2016-2018 

BA(Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland | 2005-2008

BDes Product Design, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland | 2003-2005

GCSE's & A-Levels, Benenden School, Cranbrook, Kent | 1998-2002

 

Courses

Janus Creative Leadership (Cancer Research UK) | 2014

Portfolio Preparation, Chelsea School of Art, London |2012-2013

Experimental Drawing, Chelsea School of Art, London | 2011-2012

Interior Architecture, Cavendish College, London | 2002

Product Design, Central St Martins, London | 2002