Daniel Cockburn – ‘Identity’ – Artist Q&A

Instigate Arts


On Saturday 8th October 2016, 6-9pm, Instigate Arts take over the main gallery space at HOME in Manchester to host our ‘Identity’ pop-up exhibition. In this series of Q&A’s we get a little more insight into what makes some some of the participating artists tick. Here we speak with artist Daniel Cockburn

Can you tell us about your practice?

I make moving images wrapped around a linguistic spine. I often perform in the work, in a mode that I started calling “somewhere between fictional character and autobiography” when people started saying, “that’s not actually the way you think, is it?”. If my videos and performances set themselves impossible tasks, they gamely document the traces of their failure. They aim to etch grooves in the viewer’s brain, and then to incur playback so as to make the deep etchedness apparent: skips, crackles, and all.

My feature film You Are Here is a…

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