Professor of Electronic and Digital Art, Director of the Electronic & Digital Art Unit, (EDAU), School of Art, Design & Performance, University of Central Lancashire, Departmental Research Degrees Tutor (2001-2007), Member, Graduate School Committee (2010 to 2012); Faculty and University Research Degrees sub-committees (2001-2012), Practice-Based Research Degrees Working Party (2006-07)
Reader in Electronic and Digital Art, University of Central Lancashire, 2000-2007.
Senior Lecturer, Area Coordinator for Time-Based Media, & MA Course Tutor, Dept. of Art & Fashion, University of Central Lancashire: 1986-2000.
Part-time lecturer in Time-Based Arts, School of Arts, Leicester Polytechnic: 1989-91
Senior Lecturer (0.5) in Time-Based Studies, Kent Institute of Art & Design: 1988-89
Part-time lecturer in Film & Video, City of London Polytechnic: 1987-88.
Part-time lecturer in Fine Art, Lancashire Polytechnic: 1984-86
Tutor in video, London International Film School: 1983-88
Part-time lecturer in Video, School of Film & T.V., London College of Printing: 1980-83
Part-time lecturer in Photography, Southend School of Art & Design: 1979-82
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Visiting Professor, Centre for Moving Image Research, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, 2013-2016.
External Advisor, MA Creative Technology,University of Salford, 2012.
International Advisory Committee, Rewire, 4th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, FACT, Liverpool.
Validation Panel, MA Creative Media Practice, Manchester Met University, 2009.
Validation Panel, MA Fine Art, Liverpool John Moores University, 2008.
Curatorial Policy Advisor, Vivid, Birmingham, 2007 to date.
Advisory Board, “British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection”, Central St Martins, University of the Arts, London, 2008-09.
External advisor, MA Fine Art, Site & Place, Liverpool John Moores University, 2008
Chairman, “The Bright Side”, Video Positive, Liverpool, April 2000
Film & Video advisor, North West Arts: 1997-2001.
External Advisor, BA (Hons) Film and Electronic Media, Gloucester College, 1992.
Board of Trustees, Merseyside Moviola, Liverpool: 1992-94
Member, Council for National Academic Awards: 1991
Chairman, London Video Access: 1987-89
Board of Management: London Video Arts: 1979-82
ACADEMIC PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
Nam June Paik’s “Sloppy Machine”: The Development, Functions and Legacy of the Paik/Abe Video Synthesiser, Nam June Paik Center, Seoul, South Korea, Sept 2016.
British Artists’ Video: The Early Years, ”L’Émergence de l’art vidéo en Europe: historiographie, théorie, sources et archives”, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, May 2016.
In Conversation with Mark Amerika, Regent Street Cinema, London, May 2016.
The Emergence of Artists’ Video in Europe & the USA and its’ Relationship to Broadcast TV, “Amateurs and/as Experts”, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Nov, 2014 and Japan Video Society of Video Art Research Association, Tokyo. Sept, 2015.
One Artist’s Journey: From Videotape Screenings to Video Sculpture and Site-Specific Projections and Commissioned Installations. “White Cube/Dark Cube: Experimental film and the gallery”, Canterbury Christ Church University, February 2014, Royal West Academy, Bristol, May 2014, Temporary Arts Project, Southend, Essex, April 2015 and University of Malta, May 2016.
Fugitive Beauty: The Films of Robert Cahen, Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland, Introduction and in conversation with Robert Cahen. Sept, 2012.
The Monument Project, “Technarte: 7th International Conference on Art & Technology”, Bilbao, April 2012.
The Rise & Fall of Medium Specificity in Artists’ Video, “Exhibiting Video”, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, University of Westminster, March 2012.
British Artists’ Video; 1969-79, Faculty of Art, Monash University, Australia, Oct 2011.
The Monument Project, “Rewire: 4th International Conference on the History of Media Art, Science & Technology”. Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool, September 2011.
The Monument Project, “Making Visible the Invisible: Art, Design and Science in Data Visualisation”, University of Huddersfield, March 2011.
The Monument Project, “The Monument in the Changing City”, In Certain Places, University of Central Lancashire, March 2011.
The Digital Image and the Aura, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster, London, Dec, 2010.
Recent Practice & Research, De Montfort University, Leicester, Dec, 2010.
Videotapes & Installations: 1977-2009, National Film Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, Oct, 2010.
Practice & Research, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan, Sept 2010.
The Artist as Researcher, London School of Economics, Dept of Media Communications, Kings College, London, July 2010.
Collaborative Moving Image Installation projects: 1996-2009, “Distinguished Speakers Programme”, Media Research Lab, Computer Science Dept, University of Nottingham. April, 2010
In Conversation with Michael Snow, National Film Theatre, London, Dec 6th, 2009.
The Development of Analogue Video Colour Image Processors by Artists in the UK & USA: 1968-1978, “Colour and the Moving Image”, University of Bristol, July 10-12th, 2009.
Expanded Cinema: Activating the Space of Reception, Tate Modern, London;
Chair, “Media Environments and Expanded Cinema in the Digital Age”. April, 2009.
Beyond the Box: Video Installations, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Oct, 2007.
Practice, Context and History, Seminar, Royal College of Art, London, Jan , 2007.
Horizontal & Vertical: Video, the Electronic Image & the Landscape Tradition. “Creative Dates”, Liverpool School of Art & Design. September, 2006.
Artists’ Video: From Analogue to Digital, “The Work of Media Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction”, The Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, April, 2006.
In Conversation with Steina and Woody Vasulka, Vivid, Birmingham, April 2006.
Interwoven Motion: Steps Towards a Semi Permanent Outdoor, Self-Powered Video Installation, “Diffraction”, FACT, Liverpool, April 2006.
Peter Donebauer & Richard Monkhouse: British Artist/ Engineers, “Refresh! First International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology” Banff New Media Institute, Alberta, Canada. Sept-Oct 2005.
Early British Video Art: 1969-79: Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw and Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland. March, 2005.
Interwoven Motion, “The Embodiment of Change”, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Welfare State International, Ulverston, Cumbria, March 2005.
Steps Towards a Semi-Permanent Outdoor self-Powered Video Installation, Northwest Art & Design Research Group, Liverpool John Moores University, Sept. 2004.
A Dialogue with Woody Vasulka, Candid Arts Trust, London, March, 2004.
Steina & Woody Vasulka: Dialoging with Tools, Evolution, Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, Oct 2003.
Some Notes on the Influence & Interrelationship Between Experimental Film & Artist’s Video, “Experimental Film Today”, (Keynote Speaker) Uclan, Preston, July 2003.
‘Practice-led’ Research, Dept. of Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass. USA, July 2002.
My Shifting Relationship to Electronic & New Media Practice, “Logical Operators”, Folly Gallery, Lancaster, Dec 8th, 2001.
Video Sculpture & Installation, Hoogschool Voor de Kunst, Utrect, Holland, 2001.
Video Artist Engineers, “Interstanding 4, End Repeat”, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, Nov 2001.
Shhh!!…Music for Museums, “Friday Late View “, V & A Museum, London, Aug., 2000.
Video Art & The Personal, Harris Museum, Preston, April 1997.
Perpetual Motion: A Video Installation Featuring Renewable Energy, “Art, Nature, Culture; An Interdisciplinary Conference”, Salisbury State University, Maryland, USA. April, 1995.
EXTERNAL EXAMINER: BA and MA
External Examiner, MA Digital Arts, University of Malta, 2016-2019.
External Examiner, MA Photography- Contemporary Dialogues, Faculty of Art & Design, University of Wales, Trinity St David, 2015-2018.
External Examiner, Critical and Historical Studies, University for the Creative Arts, Kent, 2011-2013.
External Examiner, BA Fine Art, New Media, University College, Chester, 2002-06.
External Examiner, MA Digital Arts, Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts, London. 2001-2006.
External Examiner, Time-Based Arts,BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Dundee,
Duncan of Jordanstone College ofArt and Design, 2000-2004.
EXTERNAL EXAMINER: MA (by research), Mphil and PhD
Restore, Remake, Reference: Curating a History of Australian Video Art, Matthew Perkins, PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia (2018)
Datafication as a Contemporary Artistic Process: An Exploratory Research into Eye Drawing Using an Eye Tracker, Matthew Attard, MA (by Research), University of Malta, (2018).
Scenes of Provincial Life, Michael Szpakowski, PhD, University of Westminster, (2016)
Technological Impact on the Art of Movie Making: the Use of New Media to Provide a New Model for Pakistan’s Cinema, Ahmad Bilal, PhD, Nottingham Trent University, (2015)
Birds and Film, Suky Best, MPhil, Royal College of Art, London. (2012)
Transmedia- A Place of Negotiation in Conditions of Hybridity and Change, PhD, Steven Devleminck, Central St Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London. (2012).
Maintaining Tensions: A Practice Based Study of the Tension Between the Material and the Image in Digital Moving Image Art, PhD, Emile Shemilt, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, (2011)
I Am That: Cosplay, Ming-Hsiu Mia Chen, PhD, Dept of Art History, Leeds University, (2009-10.)
INTERNAL EXAMINER: PhD: (University of Central Lancashire)
Harmonious Screen Interface Design Principles from Chinese Calligraphy, Dongjie Xu (2010)
Sound and Image: Experimental Music and the Popular Horror Film (1960 to the Present Day): David Abel (2008)
An investigation into the Potential Creative Applications of Refractory Concrete: Alistair Bremmer, (2008)
Towards an Ethics of Voice as Hospitable Space: Neil Simon Bowes (2007)
Reframing the Dancer: The Critical Evaluation of an Aesthetic and Ideology for Integrated Dance: Lisa Parsons (2007)
SUPERVISOR: PhD & M (Res) (University of Central Lancashire)
Contemporary Models of Curatorial and Institutional Praxis, Aneta Krzemien, PhD: 2nd Supervisor (Transferred to University of Liverpool, Completed, 2015.)
Through the Screen: Re-Examining Screen Culture in Light of New Imaging Technologies, Vince Briffa, PhD: Director of Studies (Completed, Dec. 2009)
Pentimento: Revealing the Integral Polaroid in a Digital Age, Singular, Physical, Sculptural, Sean Cousin, MA (by research): Director of Studies. (Completed, 2008)
The Application of Experiential Systems in Digital Environments, Alan Summers, PhD, 2nd Supervisor (Completed, 2014)