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Electronic and Digital Art Unit

EDAU is a specialist research unit established by Professor Chris Meigh-Andrews and is part of the Contemporary Art Research Group at the University of Central Lancashire. It is currently under the direction of Dr Mat Gregory in consultation with Chris Meigh-Andrews in his position as Emeritus Professor of Electronic and Digital Art

The Electronic and Digital Art Unit is involved in projects related to electronic & digital art including practice-based research into the historical context of video art and new media practice

Statement of Purpose

  • Provide a focus for the creative and experimental applications of electronic & digital media within a fine art context
  • Provide a base for post graduate study and research for artists working with digital/electronic media
  • House specialist computer equipment & work station to facilitate the work for post-graduate research students and research staff
  • Establish and develop an archive of electronic and digital media artworks: video tapes, CD Rom, DVDs
  • Provide a gallery/seminar space for presentation of digital artworks, installations, screenings & research seminars
  • Foster and support high calibre research within the department
  • Attract sponsorship, funding and support towards the development of a fully-fledged University Centre for Electronic & Digital Art

Publications and outputs

Digital Aesthetic 2

Edited by Chris Meigh-Andrews and Aneta Krzemien

With introductory essay by Cinzia Cremona

Contributors include: Sean Cubitt, David Garcia, Gary Hill, Lori Zippay, Thomson & Craighead, Peter Appleton, Robert Cahen, Charlie Gere, Avi Rosen, Bill Seaman, Paul Sermon, Andrea Zapp and David Surman.

ISBN: 978-1-901922-67-7

price £ 5.00 + p&p

EDAU publication - digital aesthetic

Analogue: Pioneering Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1968-88)

Exhibition catalogue edited by Catherine Elwes and Chris Meigh-Andrews

Available at Tate Modern and FACT Liverpool bookshops, LUX London and through EDAU, contact: Aneta Krzemien: akrzemien@uclan.ac.uk

Published by EDAU, Preston, 2006, ISBN: 1 901922 59 6

price £ 10.00 + p&p

EDAU - analogue

Vasulka Lab 1969-2005

ISBN 0-9552483-0-2

This fully illustrated publication by VIVID, Birmingham is an essential document of the Vasulkas’ extensive and varied practice.

Featuring the Vasulkas’ in conversation with Don Foresta, essays by

Chris Meigh-Andrews and Yasmeen Baig-Clifford, Director, VIVID

EDAU Vasulka Lab

A History of Video Art: The Development of Form and Function

ISBN: 1845202198

Published, November 2006

Available from Berg, Oxford, see Berg web site

Extract from a review of A History of Video Art; The Development of From and Function

“Meigh-Andrews’ own significant contribution to video practice and his obvious familiarity with the British video art scene has resulted in an insightful guide to the development of the medium and the surrounding discourses. The book is an ideal introduction to video for the student or general reader while providing for the historian of contemporary art an effective key for opening up the complexities of the historical and technological nuances of the medium.”

Samantha Lackey, “Screen Studies”, The Art Book, Vol. 14, Issue 3, August 2007, ISSN 1368-6276, Blackwell Synergy, pp 63-64

EDAU Video Art

Chris Meigh-Andrews: Video Tapes-Installations-CD Roms: 1978-1997

ISBN: 0 906694 56 6

56 pp, price £ 5.00 + p&p

Essays by A.L Rees, Sean Cubitt

Available through EDAU, contact: Aneta Krzemien: akrzemien@uclan.ac.uk

tel. + 44 (0)1772 894298

EDAU publications - video tapes

Chris Meigh-Andrews: Installations 1998-2004

ISBN: 1 901922 51 0

32 pp in full colour, price £ 10.00 + p&p

Introductory essay by Catherine Elwes

Available through EDAU, contact: Aneta Krzemien: akrzemien@uclan.ac.uk

tel. + 44 (0)1772 894298

EDAU publication - installations

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A History of Video Art (2nd Edition)

A History of Video Art by Chris Meigh-Andrews is a revised and expanded edition of the 2006 original, which extends the scope of the first edition, incorporating a wider range of artists and works from across the globe and explores and examines developments in the genre of artistsʼ video from the mid 1990s up to the present day. In addition, the new edition expands and updates the discussion of theoretical concepts and ideas which underpin contemporary artistsʼ video.

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Courses and Postgraduate Study

MA Fine Art

Members

Professor Chris Meigh-Andrews

Dr Mat Gregory

Additional Information

EDAU Artists' Film and Video Study Collection

EDAU has a large collection of artists’ video tapes on VHS and DVD which is available for viewing by researchers, undergraduate and post-graduate students interested in the field.

The collection, which is the second largest of its kind in the UK, comprises of over 1,700 historical and contemporary film and video works by more than 500 of the most significant international artists working with the moving image.

The archive also includes works by artists who have participated in our curated exhibitions: Analogue. Pioneering Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1968-88), Analogue & Digital, Digital Aesthetic, Digital Aesthetic 2, and Visions in the Nunnery as well as interviews with many of the artists who have participated in the Digital Aesthetic symposia.

For a viewing appointment or for a copy of the current catalogue, contact: Dr. Mat Gregory on 01772 893195, mggregory@uclan.ac.uk

Related projects

Current Projects

The ADP Lecture Series: Culture Re-Coded
The ADP LECTURE SERIES is an exciting new guest lecture programme which invites internationally renowned artists, designers and creative professionals to deliver special guest lectures across the areas of art, design and performance.

Culture Re-Coded: Location, Identity and Reality in the Digital Age is the title for the first annual programme, and constitutes a series of exciting free guest lectures which seek to interrogate the role of digital technology, and in particular Web 2.0 technologies, within contemporary culture: from the way we act and communicate on a daily basis, to the way in which the objects and places around us are designed and encountered. Speakers in the 2012/13 programme include Owl Project, Mark Amerika, Aram Bartholl, David Toop, Scott King, Troika and Martin Creed.

A History of Video Art (2nd Edition)
A History of Video Art by Chris Meigh-Andrews is a revised and expanded edition of the 2006 original, which extends the scope of the first edition, incorporating a wider range of artists and works from across the globe and explores and examines developments in the genre of artistsʼ video from the mid 1990s up to the present day. In addition, the new edition expands and updates the discussion of theoretical concepts and ideas which underpin contemporary artistsʼ video.

Past Projects

Digital Aesthetic 2012
Digital Aesthetic³ 2012 was an international exhibition and conference that explored the impact that the digital has on our sense of self and our relationship to the physical world. It was the third and final manifestation of the Digital Aesthetic series which included The Digital Aesthetic, (2001) and Digital Aesthetic 2 (2007). http://digitalaesthetic.org.uk/

Sunbeam
A site-specific outdoor digital projection event in collaboration with Dr Robert Walsh, Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, Uclan: May 9th-12th, 2011.

Light & Dark/Motion & Statis: 24/Seven Project Space, London
A series of 8, one week installations at the 24/Seven Project space, Gooden Gallery, Vyner St, London E3. April 22nd-June 17th, 2011.

The Monument Project (Si Monumentum Requiris Circumspice)
A site-specific ambient responsive digital panorama from the Monument of the Great Fire of London, City of London: 2009-2012.Commissioned by Julian Harrap Architects, produced in collaboration with Uclan, www.themonumentview.net  

Darwin's Garden
The development of a new web -based multi camera time lapse project at Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, in association with English Heritage. 2009-2011.

Krzysztof Wodiczko
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s War Veteran Vehicle was a series of large-scale projections in central public spaces of Liverpool, which took place over the course of Abandon Normal Devices Festival ( http://www.andfestival.org.uk  ) (23-27 September, 2009)

Yes Snow Show
New digital work by Michael Snow, British Film Institute, Southbank, London, December 5th 2008- February 3rd 2009. Private View Thursday December 4th, 6.30-8.00pm.

Analogue: Pioneering Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1968-88)
an historical survey exhibition touring the UK and internationally: London, Norwich, New York, Liverpool, Toronto, Valetta, Berlin, Warsaw, 2006-2008.

Resurrection
"Resurrection", an installation for solar panels projector and DVD player exhibited at "Digital Discourse", St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valetta, Malta, November 2005-January 2006. Part funded by British Council Malta.

Interwoven Motion
Research and development of an outdoor moving image installation, utilising "renewable energy systems" in collaboration with Dr. John Calderbank, Dept. of Technology,and in association with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool. The project was funded by NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts) and the Arts Council of England.

Wawel z Mostu Debnickiego
Digital projection installation produced whilst Arts Council of England International Artist Fellow, Bunkier Sztuki , Krakow, Poland, November 2004- January, 2004.

Temporal View in Amsterdam
(After BB Turner), digital projection installation commissioned by Huis Marseille Foundation for Photography, Amsterdam, 2003.

For William Henry Fox Talbot
(The Pencil of Nature), solar-powered site-specific installation commissioned by TheVictoria & Albert Museum, London. Sponsored by Canon UK, and Solar Century, 2002