Hermione Spriggs is an artist and researcher exploring ways to access and empathise with other species worlds. She makes objects, texts and experiences that broaden our perception and understanding of what it means to be human.
Hermione is currently doing practice-based PhD research with a focus on rural pest control in North Yorkshire, asking how hunters communicate with animals and exploring the relevance of a hunting attitude to environmental art practice. She hosts the collaborative project the Anthropology of Other Animals (“AoOA”), which attempts to elicit extraordinary effects from unpromising materials and explores the hidden links between 'craft' and 'being crafty'.
Hermione splits her time between London and Yorkshire. From 2010-2014 she lived in California whilst studying for an MFA in Visual Art at UC San Diego. Spriggs has recently worked with Arts Catalyst, Tate Exchange, The Showroom and greengrassi (London). Her edited volume Five Heads: Art, Anthropology and Mongol-Futurism is published by Sternberg Press. Current projects include a public art commission for Kings Hedges Cambridge, a film commission for Sheffield Doc Fest, a text for Cabinet Magazine and a nomadic series of animal tracking workshops with collaborator Tamara Colchester.
Hermione co-convenes COLLEEX, a European network for Ethnographic Experimentation. She is a member of the Arts Catalyst advisory group, a returning artist-in-residence and fellow of Mildred's Lane, and a member of the Social Morphologies Research Research Unit and the UCL Multimedia Anthropology Lab.