Seminar: Tony Hill

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Wednesday October 22nd 2.00pm
Computer Science Auditorium (CSG-01)

Born in London in 1946, Tony Hill studied Architecture and Sculpture and makes experimental short films that are somewhere between sculpture and cinema. In this seminar, Tony will explore the philosophy behind expanded cinema, the personal motivations that drive his practice, and some of the novel techniques that feature throughout his film and video practice. He will introduce and screen some of his seminal short film & video pieces and also perform one of his live light pieces.

Website: www.tonyhillfilms.com

Tony Hill
Born in London in 1946, Tony Hill studied Architecture and Sculpture and makes experimental short films that are somewhere between sculpture and cinema. He has been working as an independent film-maker since 1973, usually taking on all aspects of production and often developing and building his own equipment. He also works with installations, photography, sculpture and sound.

He has presented his work at many Art Galleries and in Film Festivals worldwide. His films have been broadcast on network television in many countries and have won several awards. They have been published in the UK and Japan. His commercial work includes directing music videos and TV commercials.

He taught film and video from 1982 until 2002 at the University of Derby becoming Professor of Film, taught film-making at Plymouth College of Art from 2004 until 2011 and is currently an associate lecturer at the University of Plymouth.

Filmography
Floor Film 16mm, installation, 30 mins repeat, 1975, Shown at Centre Georges Pompidou
To See 16mm, 2 screen, 15 mins, 1982
Downside Up 16mm, 17 mins, 1985, Best Experimental Film, Melbourne Film Festival
Water Work 16mm, 11 mins, 1987, Best Experimental Film, Melbourne Film Festival
Expanded Movie 16mm, 12 mins, 1990
Striking Images 16mm, 1 min, 1990
A Short History of the Wheel 16mm, 1 min, 1992, Deutscher Videokunstpreis 1993
Holding the Viewer 16mm, 1 min, 1993, Public Prize, Chateauroux Film Festival
Laws of Nature 35mm, 25 mins, 1997, Silver Plaque for Experimental Film, Chicago Film Festival
Camera Obscura 35mm, 16 mins, 2000
Geometry and Gravity 35mm, 3 mins, 2001
The Pool 16mm film/video installation, 2003
A Sense of Place Audio, 5 mins, 2003
Farm Film Video, 41 mins, 2004
Greenwell Barn Video, 7 mins, 2004
Laban Manoeuvres Video, 10 mins, 2006
North Cross Video, 5 mins, 2008
The Doors Multiprojection video installation, 10 min repeat, 2010
BIKE HD Video, 1 min, 2013
SEA HD Video, 1 min, 2013