Zac Eastwood Bloom
Principally making sculpture but also video, dance, sound, photography, and drawings, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom explores the notions of human progress in relation to historical ideas, scientific development, and digital technology, as well as the ways in which humans attempt to understand the world around them, using methods such as storytelling, religion, science, or technology.
Zachary originally studied ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art, before going to London to earn his Master’s Degree in ceramics and glass at the Royal College of Art.
Whilst studying at the RCA, he began to explore the use of digital technologies in relation to a broad range of materials. Over recent years, his practice has developed from its beginnings in the ceramics studio to a broad multimedia and technologically- progressive practice.
Most recently, Zachary has been an Artist in Residence at the Scottish Ballet, where he collaborated with choreographers, musicians, and dancers to create three short film works, motion- tracking dancers and digitally generating visual effects. Each of these performances is based on stories from Classical Greek mythology.
Currently, Zachary is engaged in research and development for new bodies of work, including one that explores the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in sculptural aesthetics, and one that experiments with new and hybrid presentation and performance formats for motion- capture data.
He has exhibited widely in the United Kingdom and across Europe, including at the V&A, the Royal Academy of Art, Jerwood Visual Arts, and the British Crafts Council.
He has also undertaken a number of public and private commissions, for clients including Adobe, Cambridge University, Aviva, and the 2012 London Olympics.
His work is held in private and public collections across the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.