Paul Goodfellow’s current research explores how we have shifted our attention from a material engagement with the Earth to a primary engagement with systems which describe and simulate the Earth. He describes this shift in attention to secondary information as the Post-Systems Condition, which manifests as a deep longing or saudade for a lost nature. More broadly, he is interested in the systemic and relational ideas of Gilles Deleuze, Bruno Latour and Niklas Luhmann which emphasize process and how these ideas contrast with Graham Harman’s Object-oriented ontology which reasserts the independence of withdrawn objects.
Paul has presented his work at both conferences and exhibitions including ISEA (Istanbul), Transart Film Festival (Berlin), Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei) and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Newcastle). He has published articles in Garageland, Arts journal and Leonardo Electronic Almanac. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and member of the research group The Cultural Negotiation of Science, and the international research network Substantial Motion.
PhD, Art, Northumbria University
Art as a Distributed Ecosystem: Mapping the limits of systems-based art1 Oct 2012 - 4 Feb 2018
MA, Animation, Bournemouth University
Digital Special Effects1 Sep 1998 - 31 Aug 1999
MSc, Geography, University of Edinburgh
Geographical Information Systems1 Sep 1991 - 31 Aug 1992
BSc (Hons), Environmental Studies/Science, University of East Anglia
Development Studies1 Sep 1988 - 5 Jul 1991