Davey Whitcraft works across film, sculpture, and installation to document “Sites of Accumulation” — places with high concentrations of psychological, economic, material, or political energy.

Whitcraft examines sites where complex entanglements of complex entanglements of technological spelunking, biodiversity risk, social media discourse, economic anomalies, climate change, and geopolitical fiction are all revealed.

Drawing from contemporary philosophy, and borrowing scientific research methods from geology, anthropology, and sociology, Whitcraft  challenges the traditional separation between rational and irrational and his work brings to light the unconscious dimensions of social, political, and geological events.

Deploying modified cinema cameras and drones to ‘see’ outside of the visible light spectrum, and special radios to ‘listen’ to not only wi-fi signals but also background radiation from space, his light and sound installations operate at the limits of human perception.

His work has been included in museums internationally such as Los Angeles MOCA, SFMOMA, LA Architecture + Design Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Godwin-Ternbach Museum NY, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia and gallery exhibitions including Themes+Projects, Minnesota Street Projects San Francisco, Subliminal Projects Los Angeles, Rietveld Art Academy Amsterdam, Netherlands, One-Off Moving Image Festival Copenhagen Denmark, Yami-ichi Brussels, Belgium, London West Gallery and the Leap Second Festival, Norway.

Whitcraft is based in Los Angeles and holds a PhD in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought from EGS, Saas-Fee, Switzerland and an MFA from UCLA, Los Angeles.

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At Ars Longa, Vita Brevis San Francisco with La Douleur Exquise, 2022