Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Joseph Gilmore

Teaching Fellow in Graphic Design

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Joe Gilmore is a Teaching Fellow in Graphic Design. His specialist areas of research / interest are: book design; typography; graphic design for print and digital media; and art.


Joseph Gilmore is a graphic designer and Teaching Fellow in the School of Design. He teaches numerous subjects in the area of graphic design and visual communication. His specialist areas of research / interest are: graphic design; art; typography; book design; book arts; James Joyce (particularly Finnegans Wake); sound arts; algorithmic / generative music.

His work focuses mainly on book design, primarily in the field of contemporary art. He has designed books for many leading artists such as: Tauba Auerbach; Haroon Mirza; Manfred Mohr; Eddie Martinez; Alex Katz; Shaun Gladwell; John Akomfrah; Charlotte Prodger; Daphne Oram; John Wood and Paul Harrison and many others. He has worked with international publishers such as Sternberg Press, Thames & Hudson and Anomie and many leading galleries and institutions such as Timothy Taylor, V-A-C Foundation, Walker Art Center, Bergen Kunsthall, LAXART, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, Artangel, The Modern Institute, Spike Island and The Daphne Oram Trust.

His artistic practice utilising sound has been exhibited and presented internationally in galleries and venues across Europe, USA and Japan. His sound art works have been published by 12k (USA), Fällt (N. Ireland) and MIT Press (USA). In 2011 he was commissioned by Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) to write and produce a nine-part series of radio documentaries entitled Composing with Process: Perspectives on Generative and Systems Music.

He exhibits graphic works internationally and is involved with independent publishing and book arts.

Research Interests

Graphic design; art; typography; book design; book arts; James Joyce (particularly Finnegans Wake); sound arts; algorithmic / generative music.


Level 1:
Communication & Design Process
Graphic & Communication Media A

Level 2

Level 3:
Independent Study (Dissertation)
Graphic & Communication Media 3
Independent Project

Visual Communication
Integrated Communication
Creative Direction

Professional Practice


Orgasm Addict Reframed, group exhibition at Design Manchester, UK.

Encyclopaedia of Human Relationships, group exhibition curated by Mark Fell at Galeria dos Prazeres, Madeira, Portugal. 21 July – 1 October.

Sigla Addendum. Artist’s book co-published by Catalogue Library and Village Books, UK. ISBN 978-94-91783-12-8

Sigla. Solo exhibition at Village Books, Leeds, UK.

Shoulda Woulda Coulda. Group exhibition at Leeds Print Festival, Colours May Vary, Leeds, UK. 1-10 April.

Void () 2, Artist’s book published by Catalogue Library, UK.



Sigla. Artist’s book edition published by Jordskred, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

7.45 Books. Group exhibition at Pierre Kamp Lab, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 7–31 October 2016.

7.45 Books. Group exhibition at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Library, Amsterdam, 1–30 September 2016.

Under Glass. Screening at Contact Festival, London. 6-8 May.

Under Glass. Video, in collaboration with Dan Brackenbury.

Audio performance, Cafe Oto, London, UK.



Audiovisual performance in collaboration with Paul Emery. PAF festival, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

4-channel audio performance, Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece.

4-channel audio performance in collaboration with Ryoko Akama as part of the exhibition ‘A Watery Line’, The Tetley, Leeds, UK.

3-channel audio performance at Hideous Porta, London, UK.



Composing with Process: Perspectives on Systems and Generative Music. Co-written, curated and produced with Mark Fell. A series of radio documentaries for Radio Web MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain. http://rwm.macba.cat/en/composingwithprocess_tag

2-channel audio performance at ‘Re.Sound’, Phipps Concert Hall, University of Huddersfield, UK.

2-channel audio performance, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK.

Two Discrete Generative Systems audio installation with Mark Fell, Enjoy Art Space, Leeds, UK (ambisonic recording published as episode 9 of Composing with Process: Perspectives on Generative and Systems Music for Rádio Web MACBA).

Metal Fatigue Music for Ben Vida exhibition, Audio Visual Arts (AVA), New York, USA.



Attention as Place. Group exhibition curated by RO/LU at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Catch-Up conference round table, Mexico, Leeds, UK.

Catch-Up in collaboration with Joel Evey. Exhibition, Leeds, UK.

Void () artist’s book, published by Catalogue Library, Leeds, UK.

4-channel audio performance at ’Sound, Space, Systems’, CADS, Sheffield, UK.

-9.93450215762280319787E-1, 5-channel sound installation at ‘Sonic Acts’, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Leeds Print Festival. Group exhibition at Leeds Print Festival, Leeds Gallery, Leeds, UK.

Template. Group exhibition co-curated with Christopher Murphy at Lovebytes, Sheffield, UK.

Template. Group exhibition co-curated with Christopher Murphy at ISEA, Millenium Arts Centre, Portadown, UK

Template. Group exhibition co-curated with Christopher Murphy at Sightsonic Festival, York, UK.



8-channel audio performance at ‘Active Crossover’, Armley Mill, Leeds, UK.

Computer Music for 8 Speakers, 8-channel audio performance, The Woodmill, London, UK.

12-channel audio performance, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK.

Exhibition of graphic works, Loop Arts Fair, Leeds, UK.



2-channel audio installation with 12 graphic prints, ’Chromatologies’, Rotherham, UK.

4-channel audio performance, Enjoy Art Space, Leeds, UK.

Untitled print in group exhibition, There is no Solution Because There is no Problem, Art Sheffield 2010 – Life: A Users Manual, Unit 3b Artspace, Sheffield, UK.

3 Audio Works for Headphones group exhibition, Hunt Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.



Fluxradio, radio documentary produced in collaboration with Rhiannon Silver, Ràdio Web MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

New Work For 16 Sine Wave Oscillators, Gaussian Noise and Lowpass Filter, 4-channel audio performance, ‘Hell Yes’, Project Space Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Why is There Something Instead of Nothing? 2-channel audio performance at snd Studios, Sheffield, UK.

][  ||-] ][ ]·, 12-channel sound installation, Radiator Festival, Nottingham, UK.



Object Permanence / Amodal Completion, 4-channel sound installation, Leeds College of Art & Design, Leeds, UK.

untitled folder edition of 64 × 3.5″ diskettes, Fällt (F.0011.0001 – .0003). http://www.fallt.com/untitledfolder

Clut video screening, ‘Sonicrecycler4’, Watermans Art Centre, Brentford, London, UK.

Clut video screening, ‘Unfamiliar Countries, Impossible Structures’, The Lighthouse, Brighton, UK.

Clut video screening, ‘Unfamiliar Countries, Impossible Structures’, Animator Festival, Poznan, Poland.

Clut video screening, Futureproof Arts Festival, Nottingham, UK. Curated by Emily Wilczek.

N. installation, ‘Feeling the Heat – Artists, Scientists and Climate Change’, Deutsche Bank Art, New York, NY, USA. http://www.db-artmag.de/2008/1/e/4/584.php

N. installation, ‘Melting Ice / A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change’, an exhibition sponsored by The Natural World Museum, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA. http://www.artintoaction.org

N. video screening, E.P.A. (Environmental Performance Actions) the first exhibition project of S.E.A. (Social-Environmental-Aesthetics) presenting documentation of environmental performances at Exitart, New York, NY, USA.

Template curated group exhibition curated with Christopher Murphy, ‘SightSonic’, City Screen, York, UK.

Performance, ‘A Better Noise’, All Saints Church, Newcastle, UK.

Joe Gilmore and George Rogers audio performance, Malt Cross, Nottingham, UK.

Clut video screening, ‘Aurora Tour: Unfamiliar Countries, Impossible Structures’, Film Festival Centre, Rodina Cinema, St. Petersburg, Russia.



4.66920 16609 10299 06718 52303… audio performance, ‘Wavelength’, Arthur Sykes Rymer Auditorium, Music Research Centre, University of York, York, UK.

N. installation, ‘Ökomedien/Ecomedia’, The Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany.

Music for Solo Computer, audio performance, Bloc Studios, Sheffield, UK.

N. installation, ‘Envisioning Change’, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

N. installation, ‘Sublime Climate: Addressing Global Warming’, The Garthwaite Center for Science and Art, The Cambridge School of Weston MA, USA.

N. installation, ‘Weather Report’, curated by Lucy Lippard, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder CO., USA. September 2007.

N. installation, ‘Global Eyes’, The Siggraph 2007 Art Gallery at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego CA., USA.

N. installation, CitySol, Stuyvesant Cove Park, New York NY., USA.

N. installation, Envisioning Change, The UN World Environment Day exhibition, at The Natural World Museum in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, Oslo, Norway.

Clut video screening, 19th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, USA.

Clut video screening, Evolution, Leeds, UK.

N. April 16, 2006 published in Leonardo Music Journal (MIT Press), Interpreting the Soundscapehttp://www.leonardo.info/lmj/lmj16contribnotes.html



Joe Gilmore, George Rogers and Jim Brouwer, performance at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds, UK.

Manifold, installation with Mark Fell. Secrets and Light, Dark Neville Street, Leeds, UK.

N., installation with Andrea Polli. Ear to the Earth, New York, NY, USA.

5-Meo-DMT, performance, Digital Scarborough, SJT McCarthy Auditorium, Scarborough, UK.

blir, performance, Glade Festival, Thatcham, UK.

N., installation with Andrea Polli. VIPER, International Festival for Film and New Media, Basel, Switzerland.

N., installation with Andrea Polli. The Drop, Exit Art, New York, NY, USA.

blir, performance at Three Legendary Examples of Post-Digital Music, Forced Entertainment Studios, Sheffield, UK. With Taylor Deupree and Richard Chartier.



N., installation with Andrea Polli. Lovebytes Festival of Digital Art and Media, Site Gallery, Paternoster Row, Sheffield, UK.


Alpha, Beta, Gamma, installation at rand()%lab, Medialounge, The Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, UK.

‘rand()%lab’ group exhibition co-curated with Tom Betts. Medialounge, The Media Centre, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, UK.

rand()%, with Tom Betts. Algorithmic Revolution, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany. ZKM

rand()%, with Tom Betts. Net Art, Microwave International Media Art, Hong Kong, China. Curated by Casey Reas.

rand()%, with Tom Betts. Sonic Acts, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

rand()%, with Tom Betts. Nuart, Nuart Festival, Stavanger, Norway.

Apocrypha, Fällt installation, Sintesi Festival Delle Arti Elettroniche, Italy.

rand()%psr, Audio Generativo, Alku installation, Sonar Festival of Progressive Music and Multimedia Arts, Barcelona, Spain.

rand()%, generative radio station with Tom Betts. Commissioned by the Digital Research Unit, The Media Centre, Huddersfield, UK.



Das Gestern – Eine Interstellarer Bruckenschlag, with Marco Riedel. Deutsches Museum München, Munich, Germany.



Hypersensitive video screening with Jim Brouwer, Alex Peverett and Paul Emery. SonarCinema, Sonar, Barcelona, Spain.

Hypersensitive video screening with Jim Brouwer, Alex Peverett and Paul Emery. Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, UK.



Vend 1,2,3 (CD), with Alex Peverett. Multiples exhibition, The Corn Exchange, Leeds, UK.

Performance at ‘Kunst Im Rahmen Treptower Festtage’, with Marco Riedel and Kersten Ginsberg. Treptow, Berlin, Germany.

‘Untitled’ performance / installation with Jim Brouwer and Alex Peverett. National Review of Live Art, The Arches, Glasgow, UK.


Herzian Waves, Leeds City Art Gallery Library, The Headrow, Leeds, UK.

Aus der Mitte der Zitrone, with Marco Riedel. Galerie Blaü, Seeheim, Germany.



Speakerspeak sound installation with Marco Riedel. Artaque, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Dreamspeak, sound installation, Disinformation, The Aethenium Buildings, The Headrow, Leeds, UK.









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