During 2004, Peter J. Evans took part in Forma's Associates programme, a pilot scheme to fund and facilitate the research and development of projects proposed by artists and curators living in the North East region.
Fascinated by systems and patterns, Peter J. Evans explores how such structures can be found even in supposed chaos. Ideas about movement, memory, time, the un-quantifiable, and aesthetic beauty inform his practice, which finds an affinity with Russell Hoban's writings concerning ‘the moment under the moment’. He seeks to create metaphorical maps of the visible and invisible links between objects and sensations, combining the concrete and the philosophical.
During his residency at Forma, Evans researched the highly experimental and technologically demanding Signal Transposition project. Seeking to turn a bed of plants into a machine for musical composition, Evans explored ways of converting plant electrical output into a composition programme to generate pitch, envelope or sound.
Evans was awarded an Arts Council International Fellowship in 2002 to complete a residency at KIASMA, Helsinki. During Summer 2006 he undertook a residency at the Pickled Arts Centre in Beijing during Summer 2006. Evans’ work has been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions in the UK and internationally.
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