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Current events : Art & video work : Academic presentations: Publications/interviews


Current and upcoming events

Materiality. Online group show. Opened 5 July 2020 and currently open.

Anharmonic Online Film Festival 2020. Showing of out of isolation came forth light with discussion time, 16 August 2020, as part of the festival running from 10-16 August 2020.

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Triangles Are Not My Genre. Based on Our Music of the Spheres, linking both video and printmaking (Rippled by Life and Junction City Fields). QCA Gallery, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. 7-20 September 2020.

Supernova 2020 “World on Fire”. out of isolation came forth light selected. Denver, calendar of events to be determined.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Printmaking, to be on show and for sale. Woolwich, London, 12-15 November 2020.

Printfest. Printmaking, to be on show and for sale. Ulverston, Cumbria, 2-3 May 2020. Due to Covid-19, postponed to 2021.


Art and Video: exhibitions and work

FilmArte Festival. The Digital Pilgrims, selected as semi-finalist, to be shown online. Festival in Madrid, 18 October 2019.

Edinburgh Printmakers: Residency. Crafting my virtual world material, including my video art, into ink on paper, using photopolymer etching techniques. A period of time to explore, experiment and rework, and produce a body of work. During the months October 2019 to March 2020.

Foresight Film Festival N° 4: Top Down – Vision reaches city. Future City selected as one of ten finalist entries. Urania Berlin, 26 September 2019.

Supernova Digital Animation Festival 2019. Repeat Hikari selected for showing, in the ‘Competition’ section. Denver, 21 September 2019.

Tell me a story. Showing of my video, Innominate, as part of an exhibition that brought together the work of about 26 artists at CRUgaleria, Porto, Portugal. It was work that came out of an installation in Second Life by Meilo Minotaur (Sameiro Oliveira Martins) at Delicatessen. 4 May – 28 July 2019.

Oxen Park Cinema Club. Future City. Talk with a showing of the video. November 2018.

The Comings and Goings of a Virtual Itinerant Wayfarer. Continuous showing of Repeat Hikari in entrance foyer of Salford University at MediaCityUK, as part of NWCDTP Postgraduate Conference, Digital Humanities, Human Technologies, 10-11 October 2018.

Supernova Digital Animation Film Festival 2018. Innominate selected. Denver, 22 September 2018.

Future City: video art and the montage of virtualities and realities. Continuous showing of Future City in a bus, as part of the Visual Research Network Conference, Creative Image: Ways of Seeing, Representing and Reshaping Reality. Manchester University, 26-27 September 2018.

Interface. Continuous showing of There is No Cure for Curiosity and Future City, as part of an art exhibition of 23 artists organised and curated by neo:artists. At neo:gallery23, The Market Place, Bolton, 31 March – 20 May 2018.

There is No Cure for Curiosity: Moving between worlds using machinima. Continuous showing of There is No Cure for Curiosity and Future City in a shipping container, as part of the Mobile Utopia: Pasts, Presents, Futures conference. Lancaster University, 2-5 November 2017.

Supernova Digital Animation Film Festival 2017. The Digital Pilgrims selected. Denver, 23 September 2017.

Oxen Park Cinema Club. The Constant Falling. Showing and talk. January 2017.

Supernova Digital Animation Film Festival 2016. Our Music of the Spheres selected. Denver, 24 September 2016.


Academic Presentations:

Jeux de Formats à l’Université de Bourgogne, 22 et 23 octobre 2020. Selected for the conference, but suspended due to Covid-19, so will be a published paper instead.

Edinburgh College of Art. Invited as guest speaker, to speak about my digital art and printmaking to undergraduates, postgraduates and staff. 28 February 2020.

MeCCSA 2020 conference, University of Brighton, 8-10 January 2020. Future City selected for showing as part of an academic conference in media, communications and cultural studies.

Creativity or ‘Being there’: Video Art and the Fate of Machinima. Histoire du Jeu/ Game History symposium, Beyond games: Tinkering and Creative Appropriation of Video Games. Bilingual French/ English. Held in same venue and over similar time period as MIGS19 (business) and MEGA (public) video game events. Montreal, 17-19 November 2019.

Epic images of mundane stories: Innominate. International Visual Methods Conference, IVMC6 Epic images of mundane stories. Budapest, 16-19 July 2019. Proposal accepted but injury prevented attendance.

Art meets social science; relating the mechanical and the digital through autoethnography. International Visual Sociology Association 2019 Annual Conference, Visual Imperatives/Visual Uncertainties. Saratoga Springs, 20-22 June 2019. Proposal accepted but injury prevented attendance.

The Comings and Goings of a Virtual Itinerant Wayfarer. NWCDTP Postgraduate Conference, Digital Humanities, Human Technologies, with continuous showing of Repeat Hikari in foyer. Salford University at MediaCityUK, 10-11 October 2018.

Future City: video art and the montage of virtualities and realities. Visual Research Network Conference, Creative Image: Ways of Seeing, Representing and Reshaping Reality, with continuous showing of Future City in a bus. Manchester University, 26-27 September 2018.

Virtualisation of Past and Present: Art and the Salvage Narrative. After Fantastika conference. Lancaster University, 6-7 July 2018.

There is No Cure for Curiosity: Moving between worlds using machinima. Mobile Utopia: Pasts, Presents, Futures conference, with continuous showing of There is No Cure for Curiosity and Future City in shipping container. Lancaster University, 2-5 November 2017.

Parkin, Moggy, Tharf and Thor: Evolving words, evolving foods. Presented at All in Good Taste – Regional Food in History and Archaeology, Regional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University, 21 October 2017

The Body and the Avatar, the I and the Other: Self creation in virtual worlds explored through machinima. NWCDTP postgraduate conference, Exploring Identity: Between Being and Belonging, with showing of The Digital Pilgrims. Liverpool University, 25-26 October 2017.

Autoethnographic Explorations of Virtual Worlds with Machinima. FASS (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) Summer Conference. Lancaster University, 26-27 June 2017.

Exploring Social Issues and Cultural Knowledge through Machinima. sIREN Conference: Arts and Digital Practice, with showing of Falling Between Worlds. University of Edinburgh, 30-31 May 2017.

Conference organisation:
Food and Society: Third British Sociological Association Food Study Group International Conference, July 2012 (co-convenor).


Publications & Interviews

Author

“Found collaboration”, and the art of leaving things for others to find and use. Journal article, pending. 2020.

Falling between Worlds:
 Catalogue of video art 2016-2020. Dane Stone Publishing. Due for publication 2020.

The Lake District and Cumbria in Recipes and Photographs (2006, 3rd ed 2015). Dane Stone Publishing. In print. ISBN: 978-0955374937

Yorkshire: In Recipes and Photographs (2011). Dane Stone Publishing. Now out of print. ISBN: 978-0955374913

Contributor

Return to the Virtual World (July 2020) Included in the crowd-sourced digital ethnography of the COVID-19 Pandemic, set up by UCL Centre for Digital Anthropology.

The Art & Mobilities Network Inaugural Symposium (2018) Instant Journal.

There is No Cure for Curiosity, in, Mobile Utopia: Art and Experiments (2017) Jen Southern, Emma Rose and Linda O Keeffe, Monika Büscher, p29. ISBN: 978-1862203396

Natura e cultura; carbonio e rifiuti (translated by Barry Smith into Italian), in, Alimentazione, la sfida del nuovo millennio (2015) Alberto Michelini (ed). Gangemi Editore, Roma, pp36-38. ISBN: 978-8849230918

Lattices and Curled, in, Living Words: An anthology of poetry (2015). Swarthmoor Hall Press.

Community Cookbooks and the Culture of Recipe Sharing, in, Farechoice Issue 58, December 2011. Community Food and Health (Scotland).

Interviews and articles

Tizzy Canucci, in, WomenCinemakers Biennale 2018 Special Edition on Independent Cinema, Documentary, Dance Video, Experimental cinema and Video art. Official Selection, for the video work The Digital Pilgrims.

The photographer subculture inside Fallout, GTA and Left 4 Dead (and Second Life), in, Hopes and Fears (2015). Interview by Richard Moss.