John Steed's practice has addressed the production of image: the materiality, perception and illusion of projection, the spectacle of cinema, the production of the printed image, the spectacular images of the billboard, and the use of the image in the service of capitalist consumption.


He is interested in the observation of the subtle everyday changes and rituals that otherwise go unobserved due to their familiarity. Steed is interested in the interface between the individual and community, the changing boundaries between public and private and the gradual bureaucratisation of society.


Steed's work is not biased towards any specific medium or discourse, and his practice has included projection, performance, print, photography and video.