Sam Mercer is a producer of the digital programme at The Photographer's Gallery focusing on commissioning and curating the Media Wall. He is also an artist, primarily working with moving image, part of the Common Study artists' group. Recent projects include Interruptions, a browser extension with Field Broadcast and Bad Vibes Club as well as 'Nobody Must Realise', filmed around the Knaresborough Bed Race, Yorkshire. Between 2007 and 2013, he was a member of Nottingham artist group Tether, producing exhibitions, events and online projects.
Interview with Joey Holder
"People are now more acutely aware of the way in which ideas can transform and mutate through the (inter)net, and have their own “life”, so to speak. I personally think of the internet itself as a complex entity, like a living organism, expanding and contracting. Its territories are as far-reaching as they are controlled".