John Wild

Machinic Dreamings of Limehouse Foreshore at Low Tide

Machinic Dreamings are the output of a machine learning generative adversarial network (GAN) trained on 1000 photographs of a body occupying the temporary landscape of the Limehouse Foreshore, a triangular expanse of mud, silt and rocks on the northside of the Thames, just as the river sweeps south at Canary Wharf and only visible at low tide.


More>Than>Human Spatialities

25-26th June 2020

University of East London, Stratford Venue USS Building.

At the 5th international, interdisciplinary Affect and Social Media Conference and Sensorium Art Show, John Wild will carry out a live performative exploration of more-than-human spatialities.


Psychogeography in the Digital City

10.30 – 13.00

6 March 2020

Room A002 Central Saint Martins King’s Cross Granary Square London N1C 4AA

John Wild will present his research, Psychogeography in the Digital City, which investigates the spatial impact of new circuits of digitality on the felt experience of the urban environment.


Limehouse a digital expanded game of psychogeography

somewhere around 2pm

16th February 2020

East London location Contact

The border that separates the physical world and the digital realm has been breached. We can no longer speak of a clear distinction between analogue, carbon-based, offline entities and digital, silicon-based, online representations.


The Dark Fibre Network

“We followed the route of underground fibre-optic cables linking seven of the core data centres that form the London Internet Exchange”.


Dark Fibre Network – Drift


Sunday 27 October

Chrisp Street Market, E14 6AQ

John Wild will lead a Dark Fibre Network Drift –walking the route of underground fibre-optic cables linking seven of the core data centres that form the London Internet Exchange.


Giant Invisible Pulsating Electromagnetic Sphere Hovering Above My Orange Settee

The crackle of white noise greeted me as I switched it on. I noticed a distant pulsing signal that drew me towards it. I was in the front room of my flat and its intensity increased as I started to approach my settee. The sound throbbed with metallic bass tones. I moved my receiver towards the settee then back again. The signal was surprisingly spatial. I carefully traced its shape revealing a giant invisible pulsating electromagnetic sphere hovering above my orange settee.


Digital Ecologies II: Fiction Machines

09:30 - 18:00

Tuesday 16th July 2019; 09:30 - 18:00

Bath Spa University, Newton Park

The Centre for Media Research at Bath Spa University is proud to host the second Digital Ecologies symposium: Fiction Machines and it will take place on Tuesday July 16th 2019.


In Search of The Digitally Expanded City

Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 April 2019

How does it feel to walk the streets of London when the city has been expanded by technologies that blur the boundary between the physical world and the digital realm, between physical objects and their representations in the digital field as data?


Bawdesy: A Hauntology of Technical Objects

14:00 - 22:30

Sunday 22nd April 2018

The Loft, McGintys, 15 Northgate St, Ipswich IP1 3BY

At NOISE=NOISE :: N-RESPONSE John Wild will perform a live mix of field recordings of radar and other electromagnetic transmissions recorded around Bawdesy and on a boat trip up the River Alde, Suffolk.


They communicate with ghosts to give birth to an already dead future

They communicate with ghosts to give birth to an already dead future”, is a sound composition constructed from Electro Magnetic field recordings carried out by John Wild within the Museum of London’s Osteology Store, at the site of Smithfield Market, and on drifts through the changing landscape of London.


Are You Ready?


Saturday 17 June 2017

Museum of London (The terrace rooms)

An evening of readings and sound works at the Museum of London With guest performances from Travis Elborough, Kayo Chingonyi and John Wild, this event will explore questions of memory, place and movement as the museum prepares to move to its new home in West Smithfields.


Alpha, Isis, Eden : Listening event

3:30 - 8:00 pm

Saturday 4 March 2017,

The Showroom 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ

John Wild will present two sound compositions from the CODED GEOMETRY archive as part of the Alpha, Isis, Eden exhibition at The Showroom Gallery.


The Network

As part of the mediating environments exhibition, John Wild will be transforming the gallery space into a dysfunctional network of devices, creating an invisible geography of wireless communications, as devices try and fail to establish contact, calling out to each other through unanswered electromagnetic signals.


In the last days of neo-liberalism

Photo-essay documenting a drift through the neo-liberal academy.