Joseph Popper (London, 1986) examines space travel and other human technological endeavours by imagining future narratives and simulating fictional experiences. His works depart from developments of the emerging present and project toward things to come.
Popper employs handcrafted imagery and built environments in his approach which expose the honesty and rigour of his process. Everyday objects, simple materials and found locations transform into props and stages for playful, critical fictions where the normal is made fantastic.
His works are exhibited internationally, including La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), La Panacée Centre for Contemporary Culture (Montpellier) and Vitra Design Museum (Weil).
Joseph is currently based in Basel, where he is a PhD Candidate at the European Centre for Artistic, Design and Media-based research (ECAM). He is working in the Institute for Experimental Design and Media Cultures.
He is also a visiting lecturer for a number of arts universities in the UK and Europe, and leads a series of workshops for higher education courses..