Charlotte Gould is an artist and a Principal Lecturer in Visual Communication. She is Deputy Head of School with responsibility for learning and teaching at the University of Brighton.
Charlotte's practice-led research explores opportunities for public audiences to engage in playful environments, offering audience agency to "co-create" interactive artworks on large urban screens.
Charlotte Gould is Deputy Head, School of Art, responsible for learning and teaching. She has developed a number of interactive installations and through her creative practice she looks at how we can maximise opportunities for audience agency and interaction, developing playful environments for large urban screens and looking at how this can impact on our culture.
Charlotte Gould has developed interactive installations nationally and internationally and through her creative practice she looks at how we can maximise opportunities for meaningful participation using large urban screens and how this can impact on our culture, changing the way that we engage in the urban environment and contributing to a collective memory and sense of place.
She has created a series of public installations, researching how artists can optimise audience agency through interactivity, exploring opportunities for play and creativity to a diverse audience, allowing the public to co-author the work through the creation of their own unique narrative.
Through her research practice Charlotte Gould explores opportunities for connecting communities through artworks for large urban screens looking at how this can impact on our culture, changing the way that we engage in the urban environment and contributing to a collective memory and sense of place. She has developed a series of interactive installations to look at how we can optimise agency, opportunities for play and creativity for a diverse audience, which allows the public to co-author the work through the creation of their own unique narrative.
Public works include an interactive installation for Moves09 at the BBC Big Screen in Liverpool and for the BBC Big Screen at the Glastonbury Festival. Gould also produced an interactive installation for ISEA09 at the Waterfront Hall Belfast and for Moves10 at the Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool. “Shangpool Picnic”, was a collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Shanghai, linking Liverpool and Shanghai together as part of the Liverpool Biennial. In 2011 Charlotte undertook a residency at MACBA Study Centre and Hangar.org producing an interactive work, which linked Barcelona with Manchester.
In 2014 Charlotte developed an installation “Occupy the Screen” for the Connected Cities Festival Event “Urban Reflections” linking Berlin and Riga 2014, and “Test Screen” for Staro Riga 2014 commissioned by Riga City of Culture 2014. In 2015 "Peoples Screen" was exhibited between Guangzhou, China and Perth, Australia for the "Ghangzou Light Festival".
Charlotte graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Graphic Design from Chelsea School of Art in 1990 and was awarded an MA in Creative Technology from the University of Salford (2003). She was awarded her PhD in 2015 from the School of Arts & Media, University of Salford, titled: Interactive Works for Urban Screens: A practice based study into building new ways of engaging communities in urban space through interactive artworks for urban screens.
Charlotte is Deputy Head of School with responsibility for learning and teaching at University of Brighton.
I use my research practice to feed into and inform my teaching, developing external partnerships and networks with the creative community, professional bodies and the public sector. This creates partnerships of learning and ensures relevance, potentially making a difference locally, nationally and internationally. Projects include "Bright Friday", "Screen Machine" and the “Open Story” project. International partnerships include “Experimental App Workshop” at University of Shanghai and "Seven Ages of Man" MACBA, with students from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona.
I have taught across all levels undergraduate to post graduate and my research themes such as "play", "digital culture" and "interactivity" inform my teaching, supporting exploration of ideas and possibilities through the practical application of theory. My teaching is largely studio based and through creative development I encourage reflective practice and collaborative learning approaches, using blended learning. This transforms experience into learning, supports independent learning and facilitates students to identify their interests and strengths through investigation and exploration. Visual Communication is explored through a playful and curious approach to ideas and media, integrating craft and digital skill and approaches.
I have a leading role in teaching and learning within the school and have an HEA senior fellowship. In this capacity an important aspect of my role involves enabling and facilitating staff as well as students to engage in life long learning.
Gould C. Sermon P. 2015 Peoples Screen, Guangzhou Light Festival, 14- 29 Nov
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2014, “Screen Test” Staro Riga Capital of Culture, 14-18th Nov 2014
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2014, “Occupy the Screen” Connecting Cities Festival, EU Capital of Culture, Riga 2014 and Supermarkt, Berlin from 11-13th September 2014
Gould, C. Sermon P 2012, 'Experimental Application Workshop and Exhibition', exhibited at: College of Fine Arts Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, from 0417/11/2012.
Gould, C. Sermon P 2012, 'Mirror on the Screen', exhibited at: Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK, from 05/09/2012 to 30/10/2012.
Gould, C. O'Callaghan, B. Gibson, H 2011, The People You're Not, (Exhibition), Cornerhouse, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Gould, C.Sermon P 2011, 'Picnic on the Screen for Believe, Digital Performance Lab', exhibited at: The University of Salford Media City, Salford, UK, 11/11/2011
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2011, 'Urban Picnic on the Screen', exhibited at: University of Nottingham for Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts 2011, China,7/09/2011.
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2011, 'All the world's a screen', exhibited at: Hangar.org Barcelona and MadLab Manchester, Barcelona and Manchester, Spain and UK, 28/05/2011
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2011, 'The seven stages of man', exhibited at: MACBA Study Centre and the Umbro Design Centre for the FutureEverything Festival 2011, Barcelona and Manchester, Spain and UK, from 13/05/2011 to 13/05/2011.
Gould, C. Sermon P 2010, 'Shang-pool, Picnic in Arcadia (Urban Picnic)', exhibited at: Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool & Shanghai University, Fine Arts College, Liverpool & Shanghai, UK & China, from 23/10/2010 to 23/10/2010.
Gould, C. Sermon P. Appleton, P. 2009, 'Urban Intersections - An interactive urban installations in contested virtual spaces', exhibited at: ISEA 2009 Waterfront Building, Belfast, UK, from 26/08/2009 to 29/08/2009.
Gould, C. Sermon P 2009, 'Picnic on the Screen', exhibited at: BBC Big Screen Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury, UK, from 23/06/2009 to 28/06/2009.
Gould, C 2009, 'Ludic Second Life Narrative', exhibited at: Moves 09 Festival BBC Big Screen, Liverpool, UK, from 25/04/2009 to 25/04/2009.
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2013 ‘Site specific performance, narrative and social presence in multi-user virtual environments and the urban landscape’ in: Harrison, D. Digital Media and Technologies for Virtual Artistic Spaces, IGI Global.
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2011 'Liberate your Avatar: The Revolution Will Be Socially Networked', in: Ensslin, A & Muse, E (eds.), Creating Second Lives, First edition, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, USA, pp.15-31.
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2010 'Liberate your Avatar; The Revolution will be social networked (Consciousness Reframed 11)', in: Ascott, R & Gangvik, E & Jahrmann, M (eds.), Making Reality Really Real, Consciousness Reframed (11) edition, TEKS Publishing, Trondheim, Norway, pp.181-183.
Gould, C. Sermon, P. 2013, 'All the World's a Screen featuring the Seven Stages of Man', Intellect Journal of Performance, Arts and Digital Media, 9(2), pp.231-246.
Gould, C. Sermon, P. 2013, "All the World's a Screen", in: 'Resistance is Futile', 19th edition, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. ISEA 2013.
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2009, Liberate your Avatar; The Revolution will be social networked, in: 'Digital Arts & Culture Conference Proceedings 2009', University of California Press, Irvine, USA. Conference details: Digital Arts & Culture Conference University of California, Irvine December 12 to 15, 2009 Conference Director: Prof. Simon Penny.
Gould, C. Sermon P. 2009, URBAN INTERSECTIONS - Panel discussion and presentations of interactive urban installations in contested virtual spaces, in: 'ISEA2009: The 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art ', The University of Ulster Press, Belfast, United Kingdom. Conference details: ISEA2009
Gould, C. 2009, ISEA 09, in: 'Proceedings of ISEA 09', ISEA 09pte ltd, Belfast, UK.
Gould, C. 2008, Ludic Spatial Narrative, in: 'Proceedings of ISEA 2008', ISEA2008 Pte Ltd, Singapore, Conference details: ISEA 2008, Singapore (International Symposium of Electronic Arts) August 2008
Wigan M., “Global Contexts” 2009, Ava Publishing
Wigan, M., “The Illustrators Dictionary” 2010, Ava Publishing
MeCCSA 2013 Conference: Spaces and Places of Culture. University of Ulster, Derry, Public keynote lecture, January 2013.