- Part of...Human Futures Exposition
Sam Meech is an artist and videosmith. Frequently collaborating with others, Meech explores the role of analogue technologies in a digital landscape, and the potential to fuse the two in production and performance.
Sam Meech is an artist and videosmith, and is also a co-director of Re-Dock – a not-for-profit arts organisation, developing projects that explore ways in which communities relate to digital media, ideas and public space.
He is the founder of and lead artist for the Small Cinema project, and developed the Moston Small Cinema in North Manchester in 2012. He is currently exploring the links between knitting machines and digital imaging, and creating online tools for mapping independent film exhibition ecology.
For Human Futures, Sam will present six of his Fairislemarkers in the public realm and within the FACT building. Visitors will also be able to listen to the conversations collected by the artist in Montreal, drawing out similarities between the communities in Montreal and Liverpool.
Born in Huddersfield in 1981, Meech studied at Liverpool John Moores University (BA Multimedia Arts), and lives and works in the North West. Recent projects have included; 8 Hours Labour – Rates for the Job presented at Kinetica Art Fair (2014), Knitted Digital Football Scarf at the National Football Museum (2014) and Punchcard Economy, shown as part of Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life at FACT, Liverpool (2013). In 2010, Meech undertook a residency with the North West Film Archive to create a 20 minute film for live performance. Noah’s Ark was developed in collaboration with poet Nathan Jones (Mercy) and musician Carl Brown (Wave Machines), using only archive film to re-tell the biblical story.
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
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