Joshua Bilton (b. Hertfordshire, UK) based in London. I studied at the London College of Communication, completing my BA in Photography in 2007 and graduated with an MA in Photography in 2010 from the Royal College of Art.
My practice in photography, video and sound shifts between performance and documentary, often constructing scenarios that both depict and engender subjective encounters with our environment and its histories. My previous work Undersong commissioned by Space studio consists of an an immersive three-screen video installation and a self-guided sound and poetry walk through sites of Portland stone in London. My latest work in progress is titled The Observers and is a poetic reflection on bird watching, shared habitat, environment and extinction. The work continues an investigation into the relationship between body and prothesis in the observers use of a telescope, binoculars, birdhide or sound recorder to connect to something separate from their body.
Alongside this I have an ongoing engagement with social arts practice through facilitating community workshops and exhibition outcomes with a number of arts organisations including Kettle’s Yard, ACAVA, Flourishing Lives, Tate Exchange and the Canal & River Trust.
I am currently lead tutor in photography at the Royal Drawing School and a visiting tutor at the London College of Communication. My work has been shown in the UK, as well as Europe and USA. Recent exhibitions and projects include, Masquerade, Open House Cambridge with Kettle’s Yard for an exhibition and radio broadcast 2019; The Canal & River Trust, resident artist, Hinterlands 2018; Material Immaterial, experimental publication curated by Rodrigo Orrantia 2018; Doremi residency, Cumbria 2017; Space studios, London 2016.