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Specialist Subject Areas
Sound sculpture, sound art, digital fabrication, 3D material processes and electronics.
PhD, MA, PGCE, HND, fHEA
Jon Pigott is an artist, researcher and academic whose work explores sound, materials, systems and (occasionally) place. His practice based research draws in histories and theories of sound art, kinetic sculpture and technology as well as various making processes including digital fabrication and hand made electronics. These themes informed Jon’s PhD, titled Materials, Systems and Autonomy in Electromechanical Sound Art, awarded by Bath Spa University in 2017. Jon leads the Artist Designer Maker degree programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University within the School of Art and Design, teaching across a range of three dimensional media, making processes and technologies. His written publications, like his artworks, often draw together themes from science and technology studies with artistic practices.
Prior to entering academia Jon worked in the music and audio industry where he became technical manager of Real World Studios, helping to bring numerous high profile music and film projects to fruition.
Jon has exhibited and published work internationally both in a solo and collaborative context.
Material Systems as Art Practice and Method. Book chapter forthcoming.
The Self Serving System. A kinetic exploration of 501 mechanical movements. Funded by
Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions
Pigott, J. 2017. Across Fields: sound, art and technology from an electromechanical perspective.
Organised Sound 22(2) p276-285.
Pigott, J. and Lyons, A. 2017. 'The Aliveness Machines'. In Bastian, M., Jones, O., Moore, N., and Roe, E., (eds) 2017 Participatory Research in More-Than-Human Worlds. London / New York. Routledge.
Pigott, J. and Murphy, I. 2016.
The Campanologists Teacup: a creative collaboration of technology and making. Making Futures Journal Vol 4. Available online:
Pigott, J and Lyons, A. 2013. Lab Report: Shadows and Undercurrents.
Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media 1(2).
2017 – Kinetica, London. Electromagnetic Interrogations
2017 – Touchstone, Dublin. The Syn-T-Sizer (collaborative with Ingrid Murphy).
2015 – British Ceramics Biennale, Stoke-on-Trent. The Campanologist's Tea Cup (collaborative with Ingrid Murphy).
2014 – The Sensorial Object, Cardiff. The Campanologist's Tea Cup (collaborative with Ingrid Murphy).