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Margie Medlin

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For 20 years Margie Medlinís art practice has combined visual art, with lighting and spatial design for both her own installations and dance performances produced in collaboration with choreographers. Since 2003 her art works has been exploring expanded cinema, through interactive systems design, focusing on software, hardware and engineering developments to interpolate data. She has received numerous design awards and residencies in Australia and Internationally.

*_born 1962, England; lives and works in Australia and England ][

Bachelor of Arts [Visual Art] Sydney [AUS]

Special Research Fellow [Lighting Design], Yale School of Drama [USA]

Studies in Scenography at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London [UK]

Studies in Advanced Computer Applications for Theatre Design, Central School of Speech and Drama, London [UK]

Master of Arts [Interior Design], Faculty of Environmental Design and Construction, Royal Institute of Technology, Melbourne [AUS]


Teaching [selected]
2004 Residential International Choreography Laboratory Facets Bangalore [IND]

Time_Place_Space 1 & 2, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW [AUS]

Reel Dance Workshop, One Extra Dance with the Theatre, Film and Dance Department of the University of New South Wales [AUS]


Grants and Awards [selected]

Science and Art Production Award, Wellcome Trust London [UK]

John Truscott Foundation Award for Design [AUS]

Reel Dance Award [AUS] for »In The Heart of the Eye« [Film]

Bessie Award for Lighting design, New York Dance and Performance Awards [USA]


Residencies [selected]

Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund [D]
ZKM | Institute for Visual Media, Karlsruhe [D]

STEIM [Studio for ElectroInstrumental Music], Amsterdam [NL]

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media, Karlsruhe [D]

Hangar, Centre de Producció d'Arts Visuals i Multimèdia, Barcelona [E]

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media, Karlsruhe [D]

Asia Link funded residencies: Seoul Arts Center, The Republic of Korea, and The National Theatre of Malaysia


Works [selected]

· Lighting and Projection design [selected projects]

· »The View From Here«, 2005
    Dance Works, Sophiensäle, Berlin [D]

· »Sandakan Trenody«, 2004
    directed by Ong Keng Sen, TheatreWorks, Singapore

· »SWIFT«, 2003
    choreography and performance: Ros Warby

· »The Light Room«, 2002
    concept, direction and choreography: Hellen Sky

· »A Double Face«, 2001
    choreography: John Jaspers, Lyon Opera House [F]

· Film and Video [selected works]

· »Swift«, 2006 [15min, 16mm/video]
    produced by Margie Medlin, Ros Warby & ABC TV

· »In Absentia«, 2001 [3min, 16mm]
    produced by Margie Medlin and Dance Works

· »In the Heart of the Eye«, 2000 [10:40min, video]
    produced with Dance Works

· »90% Yield Before Breakage«, 1996 [3min, 16mm]

· »W.W.M.C. *.*«, 1994 [3min, 16mm, b/w]

· »Behaviour«, 1994 [12min, video]
    produced by Shelly Lascia

· Art works [selected]

· »Quartet«, 2003- [interactive dance performance]

· »Miss World«, 2002 [three channel computergraphics and video installation]

· »Elasticity and Volume. Four Films abut Space and Movement«, 1988 [four films]
    in collaboration with by Jacqueline Everitt, Stephen Bram and Ben Anderson
    produced by Margie Medlin and Ben Anderson

· »Mobility in an Artificial City«, 1996 [video installation]


Exhibitions/ Presentations [selected]

»Future Cinema. The Cinematic Imaginary after Film«, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki [FIN]

»tanzmedial«, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne [D]

»Future Cinema. The Cinematic Imaginary after Film«, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe [D]

»Antistatic«, Performance Space, Sydney [AUS]

The Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne [AUS]
»Pour une écologie des media«, Troisièmes Reconcontres Internationales Art cinéma/ vidéo/ ordinateur, Paris [F]

Asian Dance Festival, New York [USA]
Tollwodd Festival, Munich [D]
Art Space, Sydney [AUS]

Green Mill Festival, Melbourne Town Hall [AUS]


ZKM departments
· Institute for Visual Media


Works in connection with the ZKM
· »Quartet«, 2003-
· »Miss World«, 2002

Recommended links

· Website »Quartet«-project


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