I’m Megan Watson, a visual artist from Hartlepool.
Inspired by cyberculture theories, such as posthumanism, cyborg ontology, and glitch feminism I use sci-fi themes to illustrate my perspective as a queer woman. Natural AI is the terminology I use to describe the ideology of my work, the amalgamation of nature, technology, and humanity is a criticism of anthropocentrism and a celebration of the things that unite us.
I use 3D rendering software to create animations, prints, and VR experiences. Notable works include ‘The Air in Cyberspace’ a Si-Fi fictional collection of work depicting cyberspace as a parallel universe. Commissioned by MIMA and The Auxiliry, and developed with support from Northern Film + Media and Tees Valley Screen. The Air in Cyberspace is a datascape of information seeping from the ‘real and physical world’ to a geographical abstract ocean of electricity.
Inspired by phenomenons such as bioluminescence, the emission of light by a living organism and other alien-like qualities of earth’s creatures. Such as the Turritopsis Dohrnii, formally know as T. nutricula and commonly referred to as the immortal jellyfish. A sea creature that can completely reverse its biological life cycle to infancy, whilst retaining their gained knowledge.
Cyberspace hasn’t overthrown earth, it’s a product of information and a translation of data, communicating through light and recognisable forms in new materials. A digital utopia oozing through the bioluminescence of imagination, inhabited by Cybugs and amalgamations of consciousness.
The Social Distance Art Project
Lecture in Progress
The Future is Queer
Hey, Look Something is Happening.