Tansy Spinks has a PhD from CRiSAP at LCC, University of th Arts, London (studying wth Davd Toop, Angus Carlyle & Cathy Lane), an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, a BA in Fine Art from Leeds Polytechnic and an LGSM (violin) from the Guildhall School of Music, London. She has exhibited widely both at home and internationally and her photographic works are in the collections of the Fine Art Museum, Houston, Texas and the National Museum of Media, UK. Many of her images have been used by the major publishers for book covers. She runs the MA Fine Art and teaches on the BA Fine Art here at Middlesex University whilst co-ordinating the Erasmus exchange programme and supervising a number of PhD students. Her research currently involves live, site-specific, associative sound performance and improvisation.
Fine Art/sound art
Sonic Arts, site specificity and improvisation
Photography, short videos and drawing
Creativity and how ideas come about in art practice,
How site specific sound artworks can act as a compositional interface between experiencer and place; developing live, performative strategies
Music, Sound Art, Philosophy and Performance
Photography and the object as metaphor.
Spinks, Tansy and Nagle, Pete and Kraft, Rahel (2018) Black Rice trio, improvisation. [Performance]
Spinks, Tansy and Chisht, Israr and Mohsin, Kashif (2018) Improvisation: violin, tabla, guitar. [Performance]
Spinks, Tansy and Amrani, Maya (2017) Moire in Sound. [Performance]
Spinks, Tansy (2017) Forest of Plasticity. [Performance]
Spinks, Tansy (2015) Associating places: strategies for live, site specific, sound art performance. PhD thesis, University of the Arts London.