Richard Sides works with a core of specific values or possibilities from which physical processes are generated, processes often concerned with an object’s relationship to its acoustic environment. His exploration is rooted in mathematics, aesthetics and structural identity and often produces audible objects.

Algorithms are used to generate acoustic patterns in Richard Sides’ An index of confused ideas (the impossibility of a realised
non-anthropocentric culture, reflections caught in the sun forever
, 2008. Panels of glass are carefully positioned over a number of nodes that are programmed to tap the glass forming a rhythmic composition that sets a tempo in the space.

Richard Sides lives and works in Sheffield. He studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. He exhibited recently in a solo exhibition at Bloc Space, Sheffield in Contested Ground at 176 Gallery, London and a partially joyless carrousel of quantics at Supplement Gallery, London.