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With a virtuosic ability to compile found moments, online comments, softwares and histories, Max has steadily created a body of remarkable moving image projects exploring his interests in photography, architecture and UK politics. His video game The Island, which drew comparisons in the rhetoric of the British government during WWII and the COVID-19 pandemic, was given a virtual solo exhibition by London’s Vitrine gallery and most recently, Offshore Capital, Max’s ongoing project of 3D scanning luxury properties in London used for tax evasion, was featured in the Financial Times.
Max Colson documents aspects of architecture and landscape that illustrate Britain or notions of Britishness. He does this using photography, 3D imaging technologies, and film.
He has had solo exhibitions at the Royal Institute of British Architects and Arebyte, London. His films have been selected to screen at international film festivals including Sheffield Doc/Fest, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, DOK Leipzig and Hamburg International Short Film Festival. They have been the recipient of awards such as the Tenderflix Artist Video Prize, selected for the CIRCA x Dazed ‘Class of 2022’, and are archived by the BFI. He teaches at Central Saint Martins and the London College of Communication.