Ian Haig works at the intersection of visual arts and media arts. His work explores the strangeness of everyday reality negotiated through subject matter that is at times perverse and provocative. His practice focuses on the psychopathological relationship to technologies and the human psyche, often exploring the themes of the body, mutation and devolution through the lens of low cultural forms. Over the years the trajectory of Haig’s iconoclastic vision has encompassed everything from site-specific installation projects, super 8 movies, interactive sculpture, noise music, to animations, videos, drawings, web projects, to large-scale gallery installations.
His work has been exhibited in galleries and video/media festivals around the world. Including exhibitions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Artec Biennale – Nagoya, Japan, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Art Museum of China, Beijing and The European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany. In addition his animation and video work have screened in over 120 Festivals internationally. In 2003 he received a fellowship from the New media arts board of the Australia Council.