Joe Hancock's work is research-based, examining expanded theories of ‘making’. He is interested in how any thing – an object, an action or an idea – is made, and considers his works strictly as documentation of their making process.
He produces sculpture, performances, installations, text, drawing and conceptual works in diverse mediums. Early next year he starts a PhD trying to devise a new theoretical model of making. He also teaches and gives professional advice to artists and arts organisations.
Joe has ‘written’ a sculpture, put shelves (and myself) up the outside wall of an art school, sent real invoices for £0, placed imaginary books in 3 libraries, and combined two stairlifts in motion timed according to cicada breeding cycles.
Some of his work is invisible. Given the chance, he would make works the size of nations.