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Artist and digital media developer/designer

As an artist, my main interests are subjectivity and inner conflict, alienation and delusions. I investigate through photography and video how an individual’s mental state influences their perception of their experiences and surroundings, and the representation of space as psychologically and historically charged. My photographs are unstaged and taken with long exposure in natural light. My videos are precisely composed and edited in order to achieve a coherent cinematic mood that traps the viewer inside a particular subjective experience.

I also work commercially in digital media, mostly as a front-end developer, but my skills and experience extend to client liaison, user experience, technical project management, conceptual and visual design both in a digital media and fine art context, and programming outside of the digital media industry. I am looking for a digital media role that would enable me to further my front-end development skills, but also progress in the direction of user experience and conceptual and visual design. Please get in touch if you are looking for a candidate who thrives on interdisciplinary problem solving and thinking outside the box!

Selected Exhibitions and screenings

2016

#Cam4Art Livestream online performance art festival and Archive exhibition at Dissenters’ Gallery, London.
Visions in the Nunnery, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London.
Instants Video, Marseilles (FR) & Milan (IT).
Zone 5 Art Films, Dehli, India.

2015

Franko B Birthday Bash, London.
Cinecity Festival, Brighton.
Gendereel, touring various cities, USA, 2015/2016.
Wotever DIY Queer Film Fest, London.
Usurp Zone5 Film Festival, London.
Deep Trash Italia, London.

2014

Instants Video, Marseilles, France.
Shoot me I’m gay, Brighton Pride Arts Festival.
FEAT, Rottingdean Windmill, Sussex.

2013

Pride in the House 2013, Lauderdale House, Highgate (Winner of a solo show for 2014).
Brighton Pride short film compilation, Dukes at Komedia, 2013.
Portland Experimental Film Festival

2012

In Paradisum, RichMix, London
Site Festival, SVA, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

2011

NEOutopia, City-bound collective.
Onedotzero Cascade presentation, Adventures in Motion Festival, BFI.
Brighton Photo Fringe Open ’11 texts project.
Optica Buenos Aires, Video Art Festival.
Optica festival, Madrid, Spain.
MA Digital Arts 2011 Show, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London.
Open, New Gallery, London.
Open Photography 2, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

2010

Electrofringe festival, Festival of electronic arts and culture, Newcastle, Australia.
Last Friday Shorts, Southend on Sea.
Long Exposure and Ghost Houses, joint exhibition at Norwich Arts Centre.
The Women’s Art Show, Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke, UK.
http://photonet.org.uk/anideaofhome, The Photographer’s gallery online slideshow “An idea of home”.

2009

FILE Electronic Arts festival, Sao Paulo, Brasil (Hypersonica)
Facing the Future Open Photography – Elysium Gallery, Swansea.
The Women’s Art Show, Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke, UK.

2008

Art in Woodstock festival, The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.
Through the lens – Open Photography Exhibition Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
Inside Out – Women’s Work exhibition. The Link Gallery, University of Winchester.

Education

24-28 October 2011: Onedotzero Cascade Graduate Workshop.

2009-2011: MA Visual Arts (Digital Arts), Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Distinction (88/100)

Practice-based research: Designing still and moving lens-based images to represent a subjective perception of space and emotionally influence the viewer.

2002-2005: MSc in Signal Processing and Real Time Systems, specialising in audio applications, at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), a Grande Ecole in Paris. 2.1 Honours.

2000-2002 : Classe Préparatoire MPSI/MP, equivalent to a BSc in Maths and Physics.

Work

2005 – now: Independant artist.

October 2012 – September 2013: Developer and producer at Surface Impression.

Make websites and web applications for a range of clients in the cultural and non-profit sectors including:
NHS West Sussex (this site has a very complex intranet part not accessible to the public)
Carnival Archive
House Festival 2013
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Bodleian Libraries Oxford (still in development)

Surface Impression is a small company so my role was multitasking: Front-end development, user experience and interaction design, client relations, technical project management, conceptual and visual design.

April – October 2012 : Web and Apps developer at Edelman. Develop microsites, Facebook tabs and iOs apps for various clients, including Dove Self-esteem fund and Toni & Guy

Dec 2005-July 2011: DSP Audio engineer at Cambridge Silicon Radio.

Commitment to R&D and pro-active suggestions of new product ideas. Lead researcher on 2 research projects: marketing research project on audio applications for hearing-impaired users and hearing loss prevention; design and development of a generator of relaxing semi-random ambient sounds (sea, river, various birdsongs) to listen on a phone in noisy environments. Both these projects involved considerations of user experience, psychology and psychoacoustics, alongside technical considerations.

Coding and optimisation in C/C++ and assembler of various audio codecs and functionalities. Embedded and real-time coding, memory management. Expert knowledge of audio processing algorithms. Working knowledge of video and image processing algorithms.

Feb-July 2005: Research intern in the « Music Technology » lab of the University of York.

Implementation in C++ of a spectrogram based on an auditory model, which was added to WinSingAd, a software providing singers with real time visual feedback about the quality of their voice.

Publications

Mental space on screen: through the examples of Last year in Marienbad, Stalker and Lost Highway. Research Paper, University of the Arts London, December 2010.

Skills

Creative

Digital Photography
Video (HDV)
Shooting in available light, long exposures.
Sound recording
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Adobe Audition
Creative Briefs, insight, idea generating.

Technical

C/C++ (expert)
Embedded and Real Time
openFrameworks
DSP Assembler
Matlab
Audio, Video, Image processing algorithms
CMS (WordPress)
HTML and CSS
PHP (basic)

Research

Marketing research
Audience response (Art context)
Subjective perception of space
Designing moving image to emotionally influence the viewer
Psychoacoustics
Sound synthesis
Critical knowledge of digital and lens art.

Languages & Miscellaneous

French: Native speaker.
English: Fluent (TOEIC: 970, Academic IELTS: 8.5)
German: Working knowledge, both written and oral.
Clean driving licence since 2002.
Experience working in international teams, both face to face and via the internet, in commercial, artistic and academic contexts.

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