Personal Resume / Biography
Mike Stubbs practice includes film and media art production, arts management, and consultancy. Trained at Cardiff and the Royal College of Art, Mike is currently Honorary Lecturer, The School of TVI and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Dundee. His work at Hull Time Based Arts won him recognition as a primary promoter of New Media. During his Directorship, he set up Time Base and developed the Centre for Time Based Art, AVIDLAB (a digital media lab) and EMARE (European Media Arts Residency Exchange). He co-founded Metamedia, a Soho-based production company specializing in art and music. Highlights as a producer include commissioning the award-winning media performance, POL by Granular Synthesis featured at the 01 Venice Biennale, the curation of new media programs for the Kiev International Media Art Festival in the Ukraine and the Microwave Festival in Hong Kong. He is an advisor to the ACE and NESTA and as a consultant has worked with Federation Sq Project Melbourne, the Royal Academy of Arts, London and Site Gallery, Sheffield. Newly commissioned films "Donut" and "Resistor" were recently transmitted on BBC 2 and Channel 4 Television. He has won major international awards including first prizes at Oberhausen & Graz ("Homing" C4/BFI 1995), Osnabruk ("Gift", BBC2/Arts Council 1996) and a Golden Artronic at Locarno ("Sweatlodge", 1992). In 1999 he presented a video retrospective at the Tate Gallery, London. Current projects include an investigation into city branding made in residence at the Newcastle and Gateshead Initiative for exhibition at the Baltic. Last he completed "Zero", a short film made in zero gravity on board a Russian military aircraft at the Yuri Gagarin Training Centre.
- The Times, Preview Donut at CCA - top 5 shows in UK, Feb 02
- Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art by Sherril Dodds, St. Martin's Press (Short)
- A Directory of British Film & Video Artists, The Arts Council of England/Luton University Press,1996
- Wales and Cinema - The First Hundred Years, David Berry, University of Wales Press 1994
- Undercut, No 16, spring/summer, 1986