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Lei Cox

Lei Cox was born in 1965 in Britain and is currently based in Dundee. He studied Fine Art at Sheffield City Polytechnic from 1984-1987, and did a postgraduate diploma in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee from 1987-1988. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions and screenings throughout Britain, and in other countries including Israel, Australia, and the US. He is currently a professor at the University of Dundee. Cox has a multimedia practice, which - in addition to creating video installations - involves photography and music composition for documentaries and TV shows. Cox's videos often combine footage of the artist himself with simple digitally animated settings to create short works which are usually dominated by the progressive elaboration of a single movement or action. The pieces are frequently surreal, and slightly humorous. On the whole, Cox attempts to engage with how technology and science shape human society and how individuals respond to those impacts.