Georgie Brinkman and Alex Wight work under the moniker ZOOX*. Through our collaborative projects we examine how human intervention in, and perception of, organic environments has been reframed by mediated, technological experiences. We explore this notion through diverse research avenues, notably in relation to species extinction, animism, colonialism, climate change, symbiosis, anthropomorphism, endemism, biomimicry, folklore and mythology. Our work is characterised by working with other practitioners, such as musicians, ornithologists and botanists. We consider working with rural or island-based communities an important aspect of our practice, and we are particularly interested in using artist residencies as a mode of cultural exchange and mobility.
Recent projects include an ongoing AV series with producer Yuki Ame, a collaboration with Dr Gabrielle Sosso at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, working with an ancient choir in rural Spain as part of a residency in Experimental Sound at La Postiza, and a research trip to seek extinct avian populations on a South Pacific Island as part of a residency at Culture at Work, Australia.
Alongside ZOOX Georgie curates a London-based residency for emerging artists working with moving image, in partnership with Academy Costumes and LUX, called The New Flesh. Alex founded and manages record label Sticky Buttons.
* Zoox(anthellae) are microscopic algae that exist symbiotically with coral. In exchange for access to sunlight, zoox provide coral with energy and colour.