DARTER is a group of three artists – Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies, Louisa Martin – who make art in response to particular social contexts. With a predominantly live or performative approach, DARTER’s work aims to playfully interrupt established social codes and conventions that shape or frame how we perceive an event, interaction or architectural space. Working with and responding to specific contexts and audiences, DARTER appropriates and subverts behavioral norms, documentary media and the tools of academia in order to explore how meaning is constructed collectively.

DARTER were Whitechapel Gallery Artists in Residence for the year 2010-11 and as such were based at Bridge Academy, a secondary school in Hackney from September 2010 until July 2011.