Mark Jackson




Curator of IMT Gallery, London / Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Critical Theory and Curatorial Practices at Northumbria University inc. on the History and Theory of the Visual Arts for the Fine Art BA and the Creative and Cultural Industries Management MA / Part of the research group NEUSCHLOSS (with a whole bunch of artists, writers, curators and educators) and Blue Mountain Equals Arcturus (with Dr Allan Hughes) / Born in Pittsburgh / Was once a make-up artist for Olan Mills, Inc. / Lives in Gateshead / Works in Newcastle and London.


PhD at London College of Communication articulating the tape experiments of William S. Burroughs as a curatorial strategy in sound art, which led to a series of exhibitions including Dead Fingers Talk at IMT Gallery and Galleri Box, Göteborg, and Swarms of Black Flies Make the Rose Purple at IMT Gallery. Recent related papers include "The Tape Experiments of William S. Burroughs as Curatorial Methodology" (Sound Art Curating / Curating Sound − Methodologies, Histories, Theories, Archives, Interactions, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2013), "Ghost of an Image: The Haptic Images of William S. Burroughs and David Burrows" (Beyond the Cut-up: William S. Burroughs and the Image, The Photographers' Gallery, London, 2014) and “Plastique Fantastique Monarch Drone Communiqué” co-authored with David Burrows (UCL), Simon O'Sullivan (Goldsmiths) and Stuart Tait for Culture Machine Vo. 16: Drone Culture (2015).


Recent works include the composition This is a game called ‘Hello, hello, here is X.X.’ a limited-edition art-work in the form of a vinyl made from a recorded interview between Burroughs and journalist Roger Clarke, some performances as an occasional member/vessel/vassal of Plastique Fantastique, and a research / exhibition project with the artist Allan Hughes. (links to some of these projects HERE)