Joseph Cutts’ work is created using a rigorous lyricism in his approach to the medium of film. His rhythmical interpretations are constructed using experimental techniques and structured methodologies, where order is predominantly seen as a constant. Focusing less on conventional linear narratives and highlighting material on screen often utilising primary sources from a historical or mechanical tableau. In the process of stripping down to its most elemental aspects, through the devised platform, the impact of filmic abstraction seeks instantly to address the viewer's gaze and methodically produce a pleasure driven visual phenomena.
Selected recent exhibitions/residencies include: Construction House: Radical Materials, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2019); H2O (Human Horizons Observatory), Bariloche/Buenos Aires, Argentina (2019); Everything Flows, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield (2017); Associate Artists Programme (Shortlisted), Liverpool Biennial (2016); I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2015); Three Act Structure, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2014); Testing Ground: Master Class, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2014); After the World Event, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham (2012); Members Show, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2011); Project 101, LAB Gallery, New York, United States (2011); Open Call, Grand Union, Birmingham (2011); The Event, The Lombard Method, Birmingham (2011); Open Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2011) and ALLER A OUESSANT – VIDEO SUR L’ILE, Brittany, France (2010).
Cutts is also programmer of film, video and digital media. Recent programmes include Prototype (2017); Art Sheffield: Zero Hours (2013); Tour de Cinema (2014) and the Alternate Realities programme for Sheffield Doc/Fest, leading on the festival and year round national and international touring activity.