Karl graduated from Cardiff Art College in 1978 with a 1st class honours degree majoring in Video/Sound Installation and Performance. In ’79 he, John Warwicker and Rick Smith formed the band Freur and Hyde remain’s Smith’s partner in Underworld to this day. 1991 saw the formation of art collective Tomato, with co-founders John Warwicker, Steve Baker, Rick Smith, Simon Taylor, Dirk van Dooren and Graham Wood. Karl has exhibited all over the world, including most recently, his first solo painting exhibition “What’s Going On In Your Head When You’re Dancing” at the La Foret Gallery in Tokyo (August 2010).
The ArtJam group was founded in 2007 by Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, John Warwicker and Simon Taylor. The group’s work is always made up from the efforts of different members of the group and occasionally with friends from outside the group, with the discursive nature of the jam ever present. The first ArtJam took place at the Makurhari Messe in Tokyo in 2007 as part of Underworld’s “Oblivion Ball” event. The following year, the group took the jam to the Jacobson Howard Gallery in New York for a show entitled “Beautiful Burnout”.
The Book of Jam is a regular compendium of work that is generated by our daily ‘show & tell’, our ‘jam’ of words and images, films and sounds. It’s available as a free pdf download exclusively from underworldlive.com
‘A continuous process altered daily’ ROBERT MORRIS