Working across a variety of mediums, Jamie Cooper creates immersive installations that mix sculptural objects with light. In the ‘Future Relic’ series, he uses humour and language as mechanisms to provoke deeper critical engagement. Cooper uses creative writing to draw from a blend of source material such as science fiction films, sociopolitical concerns and philosophical ideas to construct theoretical “other places” from which new artworks can be generated. Artificial lights are often used to create uncanny objects that resemble cultural artifacts from the real world, invoking an alternative “art” reality.
Jamie Cooper has shown public art works as part of the British Council interdisciplinary ‘Cityscapers’ project in 2008, toured by British Council to London, Sydney and Singapore. He has also contributed public artwork to Glasgow International in 2010. Several of his video works have been shown in Glasgow and Berlin as part of the Solid State cinema, Youthitude DIY festival and at Mojito Kino. In 2013 Jamie was the recipient of both Creative Scotland and Arts trust Scotland professional development funding. Jamie has had many self initiated projects in Glasgow including Modern World, Zerode and Vomit Apocalypse group shows and is the editor of the art and theory publication ‘Zerozine’.