Dr Ziggy Lever is an artist based in Aotearoa (New Zealand). He was educated at Auckland University of Technology AUT, and was awarded a PhD for his thesis “title (to be specified)” in 2018. Lever’s practice develops alongside an interest in the subjective nature of memory and perception at the intersection of scientific paradigms of observation. Through a playful mining of science and the poetic, Lever’s practice explores archival and improvisational modes of research. Collaborative, lens-based, sculptural, sonic, and constructed components playfully interrelate establishing a multi-disciplinary field or substrate. Here, artwork is a site and archive of porous cooperation, where differing modes of research and practises are developed in the social.
Publications and Exhibitions
title (to be specified), installation and sound archive submitted to AUT in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), ST Paul St Gallery One, Auckland, December 2017
Il vento, altri aspetti (respirando e assaggiando l’aria) [The Wind, Other Aspects (Breathing and Tasting the Air)], audio-installation and sound archive in collaboration with Xin Cheng for Statzione di Topolò, Topolò, July 2017
Looking Forwards and Backwards, installation and publication with Lucy Meyle for the ongoing collaborative project Knowing Your You’re Wrong, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, May–June 2017