David Bickerstaff & Chris Wainwright


Capital is a collaboration by David Bickerstaff and Chris Wainwright, and is developed from a previous CD-rom collaboration GILT.

It also focuses on light sources related to banks, finance houses and state buildings and issues of access, participation and exclusion and identity. Most of the material is generated in Berlin as a capital city in transition and maps a nocturnal journey through physical, corporate, personal and contingent spaces.


Born in Australia, David Bickerstaff studied fine art (painting) at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where he developed an interest in performance. After a period of working as an actor in various film and theatre projects, he moved to the UK where he started working with print and new media. He has recently formed Newangle Multimedia, a commercial partnership that develops interactives for exhibitions and museums like the recently opened Thinktank at Millennium Point in Birmingham.

David created Atomictv in 1997 as an umbrella organisation for developing digital art works that include multi-screen video installations, internet commissions, multimedia, and single-screen projects. His CD-roms Bitblood Baby, The Big Idea, and Chanzo have been shown inBritain and Internationally.


Chris Wainwright is an artist who works in a range of media and contexts that includes photographic exhibitions, large scale digital and analogue scanachromes, public commissions and collaborative digital works. All of his work deals primarily with the medium of light as signifier of power within the context of the architecture and environments of finance, civic and state buildings and commercial infrastructures. These are seen in contrast to more personal, intimate and marginal urban and rural spaces.