I teach at BA level on Audio Production, Media Production and Film and Television, specialising in experimental approaches to media. I teach on the modules Design & Visual Communication, Practices of Listening, Modernism and Experimental Forms, Audio Projects, Audiovisual Principles and Practices, and Analysing Film and Television as Industries 2, as well as supervising Dissertations and acting as a personal tutor across all three degrees.
My background is in fine art and I am particularly interested in producing, experiencing, thinking about and curating time-based arts: film, video, performance, sound. My MA thesis was on artist-led organisations in Hull. Focusing on Hull as a marginal city (in every sense) I was particularly interested in the institutions (municipal, public, self-organised) that facilitated creative practice. As an advocate of amateur practices and grass-roots organisations, I co-run an organisation called Annexinema, who exhibit unusual films in interesting places (such as a bicycle powered cinema under a flyover). I have worked with the Media Archive of Central England to research and edit a DVD of archive films of Northamptonshire, titled “Snobs & Clowns: Northamptonshire on Film 1932-1989”.
Module co-ordinator on Practices of Listening, and Modernism and Experimental Forms. Media Production and Audio Production dissertation supervisor.
MA (by Research) Art History
— University of Nottingham, 2010
MA Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
— University of Nottingham, 2004
BA (hons) Fine Art
— Hull School of Art & Design, 2001