Since the early 1990s Dean has used photography, film, video, presentations/installations and interactive art performances. Dean’s subject matter has incorporated and, in some cases, solely used crowds, groupings, other collections, clusters and assemblages of people. He has used people gatherings anywhere and everywhere: carnivals, festivals, pubs, clubs, theatres, galleries, sports events and political rallies. Dean worships places where human interaction is staged and controlled; these places have very clear protocols and highly managed dynamics. Todd’s strategy is to show that the controllers are out to persuade a crowd to align to a particular view or be moved in a particular way. His interest is in those mass gatherings that lie outside the norm, where controls are relaxed and the usual forms of behaviour may be distorted. His work relies heavily on the participation of others. Dean Todd lives and works in London.