1983-87 London College of Printing – BA Media Production Design (Graphic Design, Video and Photography) First Class Honours
Main teaching areas:
Photography (critical approaches to practice) and MA Moving Image.
Selected Publications (including exhibitions, video works and academic journal papers):
2003 ‘Tajomstvo Noci’ (group exhibition): Dom Fotografie, Poprad, Slovakia.
2005 ‘A Haunting’ (group exhibition): Sackville Building, University of Manchester.
2007 ‘Recovered Territory’: The New Art Gallery, Walsall.
2001 ‘Elegy’: video piece (collaboration with Anthea Kennedy). Screened at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2001 and Tate Modern. Selected for Arts Council of England touring programme ‘Garden Pieces’, screened at various venues in UK and Germany.
2005 ‘Stella Polare’: video, 76 mins., (collaboration with Anthea Kennedy). World Premiere screening: Rotterdam International Film Festival 2006. British Premiere: Leeds International Film Festival, 2006.
Other festivals: European Media Arts Festival (EMAF) Osnabrück, Germany 2006, Lucca Film Festival, Italy 2006. Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, USA 2007. Featured in Vertigo quarterly journal for worldwide independent film and video, 3:5, Spring 2007 (article by Dr Andy Birtwistle, Canterbury Christchurch University).
2007 ‘Crossing’: video, 25 mins., (collaboration with Wyn Mason). Screened at Experimentica 07 festival, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Academic journal papers:
2006 ‘Confronting the Void: Photographic Experience of the Naples Arcade’, History of Photography, 30:2, 140-154 (Refereed Article)
2006 ‘Recovered Territory: The Spectral Cities of Breslau and Wroc?aw Photographically Reconsidered’, The Journal of Architecture, 11:5, 551-557 (Refereed Article)
Performance Studies International (PSi)
Photography and video projects which investigate place, history and memory, and which explore the boundaries between documentary and fiction.
As a practitioner, Ian is both a photographer and film-maker. He studied under Steven Dwoskin, with whom he has also collaborated. In 1995, Ian was Kettle’s Yard Resident Artist at the University of Cambridge. He has completed various other residencies in Great Britain and in Europe and has exhibited in solo and group shows in Great Britain, Germany, France, Slovakia and Israel. His artist’s monograph, Night Watch, was published by the Arts Council of England in 1996. Ian’s recent (2007) solo exhibition, Recovered Territory, at The New Art Gallery Walsall, featured photographic work produced in Poland. Recovered Territory, in common with much of his work, is concerned with the visual mediation, or expression, of place and its history. These interests have extended into collaborative film works with Anthea Kennedy – which have been screened widely at international film festivals and other events.
Current research activity:
On-going photographic project exploring place and space, ‘The Abducted Gaze Returned’, based in Naples.
Collaboration with filmmaker Wyn Mason on hybrid video/art installation piece entitled ‘Crossing’.
Collaboration with filmmaker Anthea Kennedy on a five minute video based on a Puccini opera (commissioned by the Lucca Film Festival, Italy).
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