Photo: Gillian McIver in London

Gillian McIver

Film-maker, Curator, Writer, Lecturer / academic

film maker - video artist - writer | curator | curator website: | I am trained as film-maker, with a background as a cultural historian. I am particularly interested in work that looks at ideas surrounding place, locality, transcultural experience, and which interrogates received notions of culture and social constructs. | Since 2002 I have been involved in critical writing about a variety of art related subjects. | I produce the critical website | In 2011 Nazir Tanbouli and I set up Studio75, a radical artist-run centre in Dalston, East London.and organised the massive site-specific project The King's Land. | The documentary film TAKING OVER THE KING'S LAND, about the project, is out now. | I am currently writing a book about the relationship of cinema and visual art. read full statement

Location London
Activities Lecturing, Practice-based research, Critical writing, Creative writing, Curating, Film-making
Artforms / type of project Film & Video, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Text
Tags documentary, history, film, film-making, video, moving image, curating

News & Events

  • Talk and screening at TINAG Festival of Critical Urbanism

    I will discuss the role of artists in the contentious process of 'regeneration,' with reference to my film works, which address condemned or derelict sites as loci for art.

  • Interviewed on Monocle radio

    Episode number 151:

  • Nightpiece Film Festival Edinburgh Fringe

    19/08/2014 – 23/08/2014
    theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43)

    THE LANDSCAPE OF PLEASURE produced with Studio75 will be screened in the Edinburgh Fringe's Nightpiece Film event.

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  • An Interview with me in Stigmart 10 Videofocus

    Stigmart 10 link: The videos referred ti in the interview are here: