Approved: 16.08.2006

Gillian McIver

Film-maker, Curator, Writer, Lecturer / academic

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Approved: 16.08.2006

film maker - video artist - writer | curator |


curator website: http://gillianmcivercurator.blogspot.co.uk/ |


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. |

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Lecturing, Practice-based research, Critical writing, Creative writing, Curating, Film-making
  • Categories: Film & Video, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Text
  • Tags: documentary, history, film, film-making, video, moving image, curating
 
 
 

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    Biography

    film maker - video artist - writer | curator | curator website: http://gillianmcivercurator.blogspot.co.uk/ | 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 SiteSpecificArt.org.uk | 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. http://www.kingslandmural.co.uk | I am currently writing a book about the relationship of cinema and visual art.

    CV & Education

    Currently based in London UK


    Selected Filmography

    • Taking Over the King's Land 2013
    • The Landscape of Pleasure 2011
    • Tarkovsky's River 2010
    • Postindustrial Baroque 2009
    • The Falcon Works 2007
    • No Empty Place (is ever empty) 2006
    • Places - A Collection 2005
    • Passenger 2003
    • The Bride 2002

    Selected Exhibitions and Exhibition Screenings
    2014
    Sheffield DocFest
    Puny Gods CInema, Exeter
    Landed Festival, Wales
    Edinburgh Fringe (forthcoming)
     

    2013
    Digital Image - Espacio Enter, Tenerife, Canarias
    2012
    Whitechapel Gallery, London. Film screening Tarkovsky's River.
    Digital Landscape - Espacio Enter, Tenerife, Canarias.
    CeC'12 India - Parallel Visions | Global Art Video, Uttarakhand, India
    2011
    * Co-founded Studio 75 artist run space in London*
    Intervalos Lúcidos - Espacio Enter, Tenerife, Canarias
    "Keeping Afloat - Gallery La Clinica Mundana, Valencia
    ARTSIDE Southend on Sea (a Parallel Project production)
    Revolution Now and Forever - Gallery Mavena, Croatia
    HOST 02 - Art Funkl Manchester
    Unfolding sequences - Montreal
    CeC'11 India Global Art Video - Uttarakhand, India
    "Rivers" Photomonth International Festival of Photography, London
    2010
    dokumentART European Film Festival for Documentaries, Szczecin
    EdgeLogue - New Delhi
    Topolski Century Gallery, South Bank Centre, London
    «PI five» Performance & Intermedia Festival, Szczecin
    Southend -on-Sea Film Festival, Fringe; TAP
    2009
    Optica Festival of Video Art, touring
    Photocinema - Format Festival of Photography
    Prospero's Library - Accademia di Belle Arte, Catania, Italia
    The Irresistible District - Helsinki
    TINAG Festival - London
    2008
    Postindustrial Baroque - Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
    Digital Media 1.0, Valencia
    CCA Glasgow
    Menier Gallery, London

    Exhibiting with the Luna Nera Group, 1997 - 2007

    Selected Projects:

    In SITU - La Farinera del Clot, Barcelona
    Cold Store - Kuhlhaus in Gleisdreieck, Berlin
    Lighten Up - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
    Climatic Conditional – Divadlo Alfred ve dvore, Prague
    Vidifestival 06, LaSalaNaranja, Valencia
    Titanic HQ - and The Urban Playground - Gallery PS2 & site-specific, Belfast
    L'età nomade - Ex Mattatoio, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome
    Interconnection - Kronstadt, Russia
    Champ Libre Media Art Festival, Montreal
    The Derelict Sensation - Midland Grand, St Pancras, London.
    The Derelict Sensation Film and Video - Institute of Contemporary Arts London
    Cybersonica - Institute of Contemporary Arts London
    Vancouver New Music Festival, Video In, Canada
    ART MOSCOW Moscow Art Fair (collaboration with Dirizhable)

    Selected Commissioned Publications
    “Site Specific Art Today” Arts Professional (Jan. 2010)
    "Overflow: Ima Pico and the digital mural" Milton Keynes Contemporary 2009
    "Voice of the Artist: Urban Intervention and Artistic Experiment" in Generalized Empowerment,
    Johan Moyerson, Saskia Sassen, Ana Betancour et al., ed. Jim Segers. Bruxelles, City Mined: 2006.
    “Interconnection: life and art in a forgotten Russian town” Crosswalk (RI, USA) 1.2. 2005
    “Collaboration as Practice” in DIY Survival ed. C6 Collective, Metamute: 2005
    “Art as Collective Cultural Action” Contexts autumn 2003
    “Artists Initiatives in Moscow” Variant 15 Summer 2002

    Selected Commissioned Reviews

    • "Playing with Light and Time" Review of Nam June Paik, Tate Liverpool Feb. 2011
    • “The Museological Unconscious: Communal (Post)Modernism in Russia.” (MIT Press, 2009) Book Review, A-N October 2009
    • ALTERMODERN, Tate Britain, London A-N March 2009

    see http://www.clippings.me/gillianmciver


    Education

    • Master of Arts, MA by Project Sir John Cass School of Art at London Guildhall. Supported by the AHRC.
    • Bachelor of Arts, Film and Contemporary Media Practice. University of Westminster
    • Bachelor of Arts, History and Literature, University of British Columbia
    • Master of Arts, History and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto
    • Independent Curating, Central St Martins
    • Lecturer in Film and Cultural studies

    Grants and Awards

    • Canada Council for the Arts Critics and Curators Award
    • Arts Council of England Grants for the Arts
    • AHRC Postgraduate Award
    • British Council Travel Grants