Sparky Mark Baldwin
Sparky Mark Baldwin is an installation artist and performance architect based in Herefordshire. His work considers and examines notions of space, place, behaviour and rules. Sparky is also interested in the sonority and musicality of objects, and frequently attempts to set free the voices of inanimate entities.
Sparky has undertaken residencies at the Sydney Nolan Trust, Presteigne, Stratford-Upon-Avon College, and Stokes' Chemist, Monmouth (now D.R.Rosser Ltd.,).
Performance installations include Crossing the Lime for Meadow Arts' Tell It To The Trees exhibition at Croft Castle; Being a Building in Birmingham for Arc, curated by West Midlands collective Graft; and Will We Fly When The Oil Runs Out? for Malvern Exhibition of Contemporary Artists. He has also performed in Hereford, Monmouth, London, Newcastle, Liverpool, and on the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Sparky has worked with a variety of community groups in the UK and in Japan ( see CV for details). In his role as Artist in Residence at The Gallery in Stratford-upon-Avon, he worked with 2nd year BTEC ND students, investigating ways to document visual performance. His work with the Leominster Supersonics youth music group has included investigations of sounds found and created in spaces in Herefordshire and Snowdonia, as well as regular improvisation workshops and concerts.
Sparky is currently on an extended world tour, taking in the Trans-Siberian Railway, Mongolia, parts of China, Korea, Japan, and eventually Canada.