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Simon Payne

PhD Work

My PhD, by practice, comprises five video pieces and a thesis entitled Materiality and Medium-Specificity: Digital Aesthetics in the Context of Experimental Film and Video. In considering aesthetics associated with intervals, framing, abstraction, and the concept of medium-specificity, the thesis examines aesthetic strategies that have carried across the different technologies of film, video and digital media. The videos that accompany the thesis pose questions that are related to those raised by the historical and contemporary work that I discuss in my writing, exploring issues concerning representation, through to colour mixing and the phenomenon of apparent motion.

Info

  • PhD

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    Visual Communication–2008

  • My PhD, by practice, comprises five video pieces and a thesis entitled Materiality and Medium-Specificity: Digital Aesthetics in the Context of Experimental Film and Video. In considering aesthetics associated with intervals, framing, abstraction, and the concept of medium-specificity, the thesis examines aesthetic strategies that have carried across the different technologies of film, video and digital media. The videos that accompany the thesis pose questions that are related to those raised by the historical and contemporary work that I discuss in my writing, exploring issues concerning representation, through to colour mixing and the phenomenon of apparent motion.

  • Degrees

  • PgDip in Electronic Imaging, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, 1999; BA  (Hons) Time-Based Media, Kent Institute of Art and Design, 1998
  • Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Communication, Film and Media Studies, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 2001 to present
  • Exhibitions

  • Instructions for Films, Zoo Art Fair, Royal Academy of Art, London, 2007; Film Art Phenomena, Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco, USA, 2007; Colour Fields, Lethaby Gallery, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London, 2006; Flicker is Cinema, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2008