Fay Turner (B.1994, London) is a British contemporary artist from Hertfordshire. An alumnus of Arts University Bournemouth (2017), she has exhibited both nationally and internationally and in 2018 was awarded the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival Graduate Commission Award.
Her practice revolves around moving image, experimenting with animation to video installations, creating films to entice and confuse her audience. Turner is captivated by the latest in digital technologies and her work often incorporates elements such as virtual reality and computer-generated effects. Through her artwork, she attempts to navigate complex digital issues and questions our place in our current digital landscape and its possible future.
Over the course of this residency Turner plans to create a film to be shown on the glass exterior of the Hertford Art Hub building, projecting outwards to grab the attention of passers-by.
Inspired by the way Alan Davie attempted to paint as automatically as possible to uncover unconscious thought, she wants to explore an over-saturated world of online images, to see how our minds may be affected by this time consuming type of content.
Turner invites members of the public to come into the gallery space, to draw online content from memory, re-enact their profile pictures and discuss online content and what parts of themselves they wish to project online.