As an artist working with photography and digital media, Joel's work concentrates on utilizing everyday technologies to process imagery. In his recent work Ubiquitous Interactivity exhibited in the group show POI: Moving, Mapping, Memory at the Cornerhouse Manchester, Joel uses radio frequency card (RFID) technology to generate images based on hidden card data. By swiping your card (ID card, Biometric passport, Oyster card) over a card reader, a unique image is generated from the hidden numbers embedded in the card's microchip. Joel's previous work has also investigated the use of Bluetooth wireless technology to produce an interactive environment controlled by an unaware public audience. His piece 2.4Ghz Homing Pigeons was shown in All Saint's park during the Urban Screen festival in Manchester (2007) and was controlled by passing mobile phone signals. Other photographic works shown during the group show ‘The World is my Imagination’ at CUBE gallery Manchester in 2007 investigate the perception of the countryside and the visitor experience.
Recent projects also include: Instant (Touchstone Gallery, Rochdale 2009), Reflective Stories (Holden Gallery, MMU, Manchester, 2008), Art Takes the Streets (Valencia, 2008), Urban Screens Manchester (2007), The World is my Imagination (CUBE Gallery Manchester 2007), Mai de la Photo (Reims, France). In addition to this Porter's photography work was also exhibited and held within the National Mining Museum archive (Wakefield, Yorkshire). …Read More
Joel Porter studied MA Media Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University within MIRIAD (Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design), following his graduation from West Surrey College of Art and Design, Photography BA (Hons)…Read More