Artist Lucy Wheeler researches the interrelationships between objects and cultural phenomena using object-oriented ontology’s school of thought. The things in question can exist in many forms and often appear in a scale that can’t all be perceived by human perception. They can only be partially noticed as they exist in a larger scale that we can’t comprehend. It is this partial notice that can be manipulated; the selected objects begin to possess different values, or begin to resemble and appropriate other myriad of forms. These multifaceted objects are delegated to the status of a ‘hyper object.’
These relations and appearances are not meant to be understood, but discovered. Assembling the fragments these ‘hyper objects’ present, produce a phenomena that is familiar but new.
Lucy Wheeler is a multidisciplinary artist that uses digital art processes and emerging technologies. She graduated from University of the Arts London with a First Class Honours in BA Fine Art. Since she has exhibited across various art spaces across London including Wimbledon Space, APT Gallery and British Film Institute.
Lucy Wheeler has engaged in various collaborative virtual reality projects at the Tate Exchange, Tate Lates at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Somerset House and British Film Institute.
Lucy Wheeler is the co-founder of The Immersive Kind Collective: a knowledge exchange and arts and social enterprise which promotes social and digital inclusion across the creative tech industry and arts and culture sector.