School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Media Factory, ME108
+44 (0) 1772 89 5344
Subject Areas: Theatre and Performance, Contemporary Art
Mike Pacey is a writer, director and artist and has created theatre, film and video installation pieces for a range of venues, both nationally and internationally.
Mike Pacey is a writer/director, artist and lecturer, with research interests encompassing contemporary theatre and performance, live art, time based practices, digital media, site-specific art, video installation and participatory art/performance. His theatre work centres on experimental and multimedia performance. His writing and directing credits include the Sunday Times/NSDF Award winning Jack which also received a Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before touring nationally. Other works include Portait of Dora: After Cixous (Chapman Theatre), Sex + Essence (Edinburgh Festival), Volatile/Bodies (Green Room Theatre, Manchester and Nottingham Expo) and Showtime (Aspects Touring Company). Mike’s broad cross-disciplinary art practice has been shown at a range of theatres, galleries and festivals. He has also participated in many conferences, workshops and symposia and exhibitied video installation work nationally and internationally. He is currently developing a practice-based research project exploring the themes of memory, nostalgia and the Uncanny in contemporary performance.
Mike teaches on the BA Theatre and Performance course and is Postgraduate Research Supervisor on a number of projects. He is Module Leader for Theatre in Context, Theatre and Performance Research, Professional Practice and Practice-as-Research project.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2017 ‘Phantasmagoria’ On-going practice-as-research project.
2015 ‘Living Dolls: A radical estrangement or uncanny interactions in a world of automata’ Theatre and Performance Conference, UCLan.
2014 ‘Creative Dissent and Collaborative Learning’, Poster Presentation at Sharing Practice Conference, University of Central Lancashire.
2014 ‘Cinematic Theatre’, International Master Class Workshop, Bonn International School, Germany.
2013 ‘Printing Out the Internet’ exhibition at the LABOR Art Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.
2008 ‘Hapless Fictions (Set Adrift)’ Performance/Installation, Art Concept Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2006 ‘Madeleine’. International Festival of Film and Technology, Seattle, USA.
2004 ‘Objects & Atmospheres’, Site-specific performance workshops (New Territories Winter School), Tramway Theatre, Glasgow.
Mike's current research interests encompass four broad areas of contemporary arts practice: