(b 1979United Kingdom. Lives and works in London)
James Alex Hardy has been pushing recognition for the medium of video art since 2002, making sculptures and installations that embrace the positive aspects and creative potential of abstract moving images. Hardy’s practice is based on a critique of technology consumption with particular reference to screen-based culture. His motivation is to reclaim our relationship with screens and to free our minds from negative effects and addiction. The unique studio he has built for his work is a major collection of obsolete analogue television equipment, salvaged from decommissioned television studios, which he uses to create his distinctive abstract content.