Dr Owen G. Parry (b.1983, Wales) is an artist and researcher working across live art, theatre, installation, moving image, sound and writing, exploring subjects including gay sex, biopolitics, fandoms, online cultures and Yoko Ono. With an interest in minor, colloquial and collective processes, the submersion of avant-garde aesthetics into the mainstream, and modes of sincerity within late capitalism, he uses art to ask questions, to heal, to subvert power structures, and to imagine other more-pleasurable ways of living or just being together.
Owen completed a PhD at Goldsmiths in 2013 on the subject of Trashy Tendencies in Contemporary Art and Performance, was AHRC funded researcher on Performance Matters with Live Art Development Agency 2009-12, and is currently an associate lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths and Central Saint Martins. His work has been included in shows, programmes and publications internationally.
Owen's lecture, titled 'Fans & Amateur-Experts' will focus on his most recent work in/as participatory fan culture.