If my Voice would Reach You - Interaction in times of Ubiquity

SPEAKER: Prof. Mike Stubbs

Wednesday 14th of December 2011 - 12pm

VENUE: Queens Building Q 0.14


Mike Stubbs biography

Mike Stubbs is the Director/CEO of FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the UK's leading organisation for the commissioning and presentation of film, video and new media art forms. Stubbs was jointly appointed in May 2007 by John Moores Liverpool University, where he is Professor of Art, Media and Curating.

Previously he was Head of Program for ACMI, the Australian Centre for Moving Image, Senior Research Resident at The University of Dundee¹s Visual Research Centre and founding Director at Hull Time Based Arts (HTBA). A driving force behind ROOT, Burning Bush Bush and the Abandon Normal Devices festivals, Stubbs has commissioned and produced over 350 exhibitions, interactive, site specific, performative, sound and moving-image based exhibition programmes and artworks. These include White Noise, Stanley Kubrick and Pixar for ACMI, Sk-Interfaces and Pipilotti Rist for FACT¹s Capital of Culture 2008 programme. Stubbs is part of Liverpool Biennial¹s curatorium. Stubbs is an award-winning and respected moving image artist. His own work encompasses film, video, mixed media installations and performance. He has won more than a dozen major international awards including first prizes at the Oberhausen and Locarno film festivals, and in 1999 was invited to present a video retrospective of his work at the Tate Gallery, London. Stubbs is on the board of Culture Campus and holds the post of Chair for Rewire and Liverpool¹s Ropewalks Stakeholder Group, driving re-generation and an emerging development in central Liverpool.