Sean Dockray is an artist, a founding director of the Los Angeles non-profit Telic Arts Exchange, and initiator of knowledge-sharing platforms The Public School and aaaarg. org. As a research fellow the Post-Media Lab at Leuphana University last year, he explored the physical infrastructure of the sharing economy, focusing on Facebook’s new northern European datacenter. His written essays address topics such as online education (Frieze), the militarization of universities (in Contestations: Learning from Critical Experiments in Education), book scanning (Fillip), traffic control (Cabinet), and radio (Volume).
Channels Festival's outgoing co-director Jessie Scott, and new incoming artistic director Nikki Lam, have programmed a series for Roundabout inspired by its heavily trafficked Preston locale. each of the four exhibition slots will feature works that explore gesture, repetition, pattern, movement, ritual and signals. The final program features animated gifs sourced from local and international artists.