Sophie Hoyle is an artist and writer currently based in London, UK.
Their artwork and research explores an intersectional approach to post-colonial, queer, feminist and disability issues. They currently work in moving-image, installation and video-essay to look at the relation of the personal to (and as) political, individual and collective anxieties, and how alliances can be formed where different kinds of inequality and marginalisation intersect.
Their most recent work addresses Anxiety disorder and the technomediation of the body in antipsychiatry, surveillance, security and the role of collective anxiety in geopolitical discourses. This also relates to their work on Orientalism, imperialism and the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, as well as diaspora identity politics in ‘and, experts fear’ (2013) and research on the digital diaspora and news media and experimental video and documentary in post-war Lebanon (2014).
They recently took part in This Time With FEELing Cycle2 residency at [space] TWB, London (2016) and showed work as part of Transmediale: Anxious to Secure at HKW, Berlin (2016). They have written articles and reviews for AQNB, The New Inquiry and SALT.