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Climbing Mt Ishizuchi by Chris Meigh-Andrews

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Chris Meigh-Andrews is an artist and writer and Professor Emeritus of Electronic & Digital Art at

the University of Central Lancashire. He has an MA in fine art from Goldsmiths and a PhD from the

Royal College of Art. Exhibiting video and installations internationally since the late 1970’s he has

held artist-in-residence posts in the UK and Canada and was Arts Council International Artist

Fellow at Galeria Sztuki Wspólczesnej, Krakow, (2003-2004). In 2004 he was the recipient of a

research award from Arts Council/NESTA) for Interwoven Motion, in Grizedale Forest; The

Monument Project (Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice) was commissioned by architects

Julian Harrap (2009-2011). Recent work includes Aeolian Processes (Box Revealing the Sound of

its Own Making), New South Wales, Australia (2014); In Darwin’s Garden, Leonardo Electronic

Almanac (2012) and Oriel Sycarth, Wrexham (2017), and For Issac, Alan & Steve, Future Now:

Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, (2017). He has recently completed a 360 video project

Climbing Mt. Ishizuchi in the Autumn (2018).

Curatorial projects include The Digital Aesthetic (2001, 2007 & 2012), Harris Museum, Preston;

Analogue: Pioneering Artists’ Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1968-88), Tate Modern, Tate

Britain and touring (Liverpool, Norwich, Warsaw, New York, Toronto, Ottawa, Valletta and

Berlin)Yes Snow Show, BFI, London. (2008-09). In 2010 he received a Diawa Foundation award to

research early artists' video in Japan.

Meigh-Andrews’ book, A History of Video Art: the Development of Form and Function, (Berg, 2006)

in Japanese (Sangensha, 2013), provides an overview of the development of artists’ video since

its inception. An expanded 2nd edition was published by (Bloomsbury, 2014), in Mandarin (China

Pictorial, 2018). Book chapters include “The Emergence of Early Artists’ Video in Europe and the

USA and it’s Relationship to Broadcast TV”, Materializing Memories: Dispositifs, Generations,

Amateurs, (Bloomsbury, 2018); “Location & Dislocation, Site & Architecture: Video Installation by

Palestinian Artists”, Palestinian Video Art: Constellation of the Moving Image, (Palestinian Art

Court-al Hoash, 2013); “Video Installation in Europe and the USA: The Expansion and Exploration

of Electronic and Televisual Space: 1968-1988”; Expanded Cinema: Film Art Performance, (Tate

Publications, 2011) and “The Vasulka Tapes”, Vasulka Lab 1969-2005-Live Archive, (Vivid

Projects, 2006). He is General Editor, UK and Europe for the forthcoming three-volume

Encyclopedia of New Media Art for Bloomsbury Academic.

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Earlier Event: March 22
Works from England Gallery
Later Event: March 22
Mic Drop by Keith Piper