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Moving image works include an international  feature documentary 'Orwell: Against the Tide' (2003) which I developed, wrote and co-produced, featuring interviews  conducted with Noam Chomsky and Richard Rorty, 'Back to Life: Restoring Paisley's Grand Fountain' (2014)a survey of the award winning conservation project and its interface with the community it belongs to featuring songs written for the project;'Finding the Seam: Rab Wilson's Poetic Journey' (2011) a feature documentary exploring award winning poet Rab Wilson's exploration of the coal industry in the west of Scotland where he himself once worked, featuring poems specially written for the project; 'Ozu's Tomb - A Journey' (2015) documenting a performative pilgrimage to the tomb of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu with colleagues  Professor Katarzyna Kosmala and Dr. Gill Jamieson, featuring haiku; 'Down the Great Drain' - a documentary focusing on  Paisley's forgotten medieval past and the excavation and investigation of the great drain of Paisley Abbey, once a major european centre of religion, trade and learning.

Written publications include work on Community Media, Cultural Heritage and Screen Adaptation.

 

Current research activities

 A Car for Women - research project on Dorothée Pullinger and the Galloway car with Professor Katherine Kirk and Professor Katarzyna Kosmala et al.  Producing practice-based research film output.

Beyond Image, Beyond Language -  with Professor Katarzyna Kosmala -  academic and research exchange with Tokyo Metropolitan Univeristy's IDEEALab.

 

Overview

I have a background in practice-based research and documentary filmaking but also wide ranging interdisciplinary  research interests at the intersections of culture, archaeology and industrial heritage, literature and creative media practice.

Desired research direction

I am interested in exploring the interface between artist moving-image and documentary practice.  In particular, I aim to investigate the intersections between science and art.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Keywords

  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Moving Image
  • Documentary

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