Dr. Judit Bodor (project lead)
With a background in art history and arts management and a practice-led collaborative PhD in contemporary curating from Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, Judit Bodor is currently Baxter Fellow in Curatorial Practice at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee. She has been working independently as well as part of artist-led organisations for over 20 years, including Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, East Street Arts, Leeds and WAVEparticle, Glasgow since 2000. Alongside her professional career, she has held various academic positions since 2005 including Programme Leader, MA Curating at Dartington College of Arts. Her work is situated at the intersection of the curatorial as an interdisciplinary, performative and collaborative mode of knowledge production and the underrepresented histories of counter-cultural, time-based and pre-Internet networked art practices. Most recent curatorial projects include Alastair MacLennan: LIM(I)NAL (online, 2020), No such permanence, only becoming, 9th Festival of Ephemeral Art (Sokołowsko, Poland, 2019) The Happenstance (16th Architectural Biennale, 2018), Left Performance Histories (NGbK, Berlin 2018). She is also co-founder (with artists Emma Bolland and Tom Rodgers) of the small press Gordian Projects and publishes widely on the histories and practices of performance art.
Adam Lockhart is a Lecturer in Media Art & Archives at DJCAD, University of Dundee, Media Artist and Musician. He is responsible for the archives and collections at DJCAD as well as the Media Preservation Lab, which he established in 2004 to digitise and preserve obsolete Media formats. He is a leading specialist in the conservation, restoration and re-exhibition of artists’ video. Lockhart has worked on a number of AHRC research projects including REWIND| Artists’ Video in the 70s & 80s, Narrative Exploration in Expanded Cinema with Central St Martins College of Art & Design, REWIND Italia, European Women’s Video Art & Richard Demarco: The Italian Connection. He has acted as curator and consultant for a number of screenings and exhibitions both nationally and internationally and he has written for a number of publications on media art. His current area of research is using VR/AR as a tool to preserve obsolete media artworks.
Comissioned artist researcher
Miriam Mallalieu is an artist and doctoral candidate at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, whose practice balances sculpture and storytelling, but also includes film, print and publication. Her doctoral research Taxonomies of Knowledge: a practice-led investigation into the organising, structuring and archiving of information focuses on ideas of ‘making sense.’ Through a methodology that she describes as ‘provocation through disruptive taxonomy’ she uses processes of reorganisation, repetition and deconstruction to draw attention to the structures by which things are understood. Her current project explores how objects in museum collections are changed through their context. Key issues include implications of active and passive objects, questions of significance, value and narrative, subjectivity and politics of collection, and how all of these contribute to form a structure that holds claim to universal or encyclopaedic representation.