Tim Spooner

Commissioned by b-side

Tim Spooner works in performance, installation, painting and sculpture. His work uses materials and objects in ways that reveal unexpected properties, aiming to open up perspectives beyond the human scale. Fundamentally interested in unpredictability, his live work is an exercise in balancing control with a lack of it in the handling of the materials he is working with.

Recent projects include The Assembly of Animals, made for young audiences and combining performance with sculpture; and The Telescope, which uses a microscope camera to reveal a universe of miniature objects manipulated using magnets, electricity and chemical reactions.

“Tim Spooner is unclassifiable. Meticulous in the assembly and construction of his objects, disconcerting in the implementation of his performances, he belongs to those artists freed from any preconceived ideas and expectations. He appears to only follow the logical flow of the material as it transforms, he offers us a unique, strange and powerful universe.”

- Renaud Herbin, Director TJP, Strasbourg

The Shambles

For this year’s b-side Festival, Tim is working on THE SHAMBLES, a semi-animatronic theatre show which will describe a movement between a visible effect and an underlying cause, like a gradual descent into deeper and darker water.

Tim Spooner is an Artsadmin Associate Artist.

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