David Haines lives and works in the Blue Mountains NSW. His practice is internationally renowned for exploring the broader concept of Energy and spans a wide variety of media, from immersive installation and experimental audio for performance to discrete objects, images, and aroma compositions. He is known for producing technologically innovative works that combine extensive photographic and video fieldwork with real-time interactive 3d environments and often collaborates with artist Joyce Hinterding. They have released audio works with Sigma Editions/Antiopic. David makes music under the moniker Pliny, the Alpinist, and they work collaboratively with Michael Morley (Dead C, Gate) as Sun Valley. David is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney and lectures at the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts
He has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally, including the 23rd Biennale of Sydney Rīvus 2022 and the 2002 Sydney Biennale. In 2015 his collaborative work with Joyce Hinterding was featured by the MCA in the survey exhibition Energies Haines & Hinterding, and in 2016, they produced an extensive monograph exhibition titled Résonances Magnétiques - La Panacée, Montpellier, France.