Ian Watson was born in Crawley and studied Fine Art at Howard Gardens, Cardiff. He now lives and works in Cardiff having spent a decade working in television as an Avid editor. He has held Artistic Residencies during Cardiff Contemporary (2014), at Arcade Cardiff, and at G39 as part of their Unit(e) residency programme

The works found here are largely informed by a misspent youth hiding out with like-minded mutants in video rental shops and woodlands of East Sussex, head buried in headphones, soaking up the occult messages from a collection of heavy metal cassettes.

The sonic works and performances showcased here are generally derived from an obsession with the mis-use and exploration of electronics and recording formats through improvised performances and recording sessions.

For more detailed writing please see Mark Gubb's piece at CCQ Magazine.

Photo courtesy of Jessica Folan:
Contact: watson(dot)ip(at)gmail(dot)com