Mike Leggett

 

17 Ivy Street, Darlington, NSW 2008                                                     tel + fax: +612 9310 1169

Australia                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                              eMail: legart@ozemail.com.au                                                                                                                                                   m.leggett@unsw.edu.au

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE  June 2001

 

 

Education and Training

1993-99                 University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts; Master of Fine Art (Hons First Class) degree by research. Topic: Interactive Multimedia

1989-91                 CSV Management Level One 5-day course; short courses in PC Support, Lotus and Paradox. 

1968-71                 Assistant film editor with BBC Television for Panorama, Softly Softly, Tomorrows World; serials, drama, light entertainment and comedy.

1966-68                 General assistant with Rolls Royce Aero Engines Film Unit,Bristol.

1962-65                 Regent Street Polytechnic, (now University of Westminster); Diploma in Photography with cinematography. (Selected for National Film Theatre annual graduate film screenings 1966). L.I.I.P. (Licentiate Institute of Incorporated Photographers).

1961-62                 Croydon College of Art foundation studies.'A'level Art.

1957-61                 Ottershaw School; 8 'O' level GCEs.

 

Teaching

2000                         Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, sessional lecturer and academic advisor second year Electronic Temporal Arts.

1971-85                  Exeter College of Art and Design, (now University of Plymouth); part-time Senior Lecturer in film, video and photography.

1977-78                  Newcastle-on-Tyne Polytechnic Faculty of Fine Art; part-time Lecturer II in film and video.

1971-72                  Somerset College of Art; Lecturer I, Foundation Studies.

 

Also,visiting lecturer and external assessor to Colleges of Art, Universities and Polytechnics throughout Britain, Europe, Australia and the USA,including;

University of Western Australia, Perth; University of Western Sydney, Nepean; Canberra School of Art; Slade School, University College, London; Royal College of Art, London; University of Reading, Berkshire; Newcastle-on-Tyne Polytechnic; Newport College of Art, Gwent; Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Holland; Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada; University of British Columbia, Vancouver; San Francisco State University,California. University of Kansas, Lawrence; State University of New York, Binghampton; Queens University, Ontario; Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall; St. Martin's College of Art, London; Phillip Institute of Technology, Bundorra, Melbourne; Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne; Alexander Mackie CAE, Sydney; Sydney College of the Arts; State College, Melbourne; University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; University of Western Sydney Nepean; Key Centre for Cultural Policy Research, Griffith University; University of Technology, Sydney.

 

Previous Positions and Employers

1992-2000                              Multimedia Consultant & Database Administrator, National Association for the Visual Arts.

1989-92                                   Information Systems Manager (ADM5), Community Services Victoria, Inner Urban Region.

1979-89                                   Producer/Director and Editor, self-employed freelance, Film and Television industries.

1971-85                                   Senior Lecturer/Lecturer II, part-time; Exeter College of Art, Devon, England. Film, Video and Photography artist/film-maker.

1968-71                                   Assistant Film editor, BBC Television.

1966-68                                   General Assistant, Rolls-Royce Aero Engines Film Unit.

 

Authorship

2001                      Artlink – ‘Drawing the Thread’ – digital media and drawing.

Leonardo Digital Reviews – ‘The Landscape of Events’ by Paul Virilio, book.

 

2000                                            FineArtForum website 'Speed of Light' article

RealTime/38 'Recent Digital Works'

RealTime/39 'Native Born' short book review

Photofile No. 60 – ‘The Speed of Light’ (editorial)

‘Thinking Imaging Software’

‘The Breathing Room – Patricia Piccinini’

Leonardo Digital Reviews - ‘Rosalind Brodsky’ Suzanne Triester, CD-ROM;

 

1999                       Continuum  V13No2 ‘Electronic Space and Public Space: museums, galleries and digital media’;

                                 Leonardo V32No1, Leonardo Reviews, ‘Beyond’ Zoe Beloff, ‘Planet of Noise’ Miller & Wark;

                                 Leonardo Digital Reviews - ‘ISEA98’ CD-ROM;

                                 RealTime/33 ‘New Media Hum’; /34 ‘NxT Symposium’

 

1998                       RealTime /28 ‘Shows and Sideshows in the new musuem’; /26 'Being Connected';    /24 ‘Cultural Windows’; World Art /18, two CD-ROM reviews: Zoe Beloff, and Mari Soppola; Leonardo Digital Reviews ‘Planet of Noise’; Byeline (Craft South) ‘A Digital Crisis’      

 

1997                       Videotage International Video Festival, Hong Kong, catalogue essay.

                                 MESH #11 ‘Shock in the Ear’ Norie Neumark profile

                                 Photofile ‘Planet of Noise’ CD-ROM review.

                                 RealTime articles: /18 ‘Cyber Cultures & Techne’ exhibition reviews;    /20 ‘Under a Federal Sun?’ on the CMCs;                 /21 ‘Respect and Indigenous Interconnectivity’ on the Fulbright Symposium.

                                 ANAT Newsletter report on ISEA96.

                                 NAVA Newsletter report on the Australian Cultural Network.

 

1996                       'Burning the Interface<International Artists' CD-ROM>' catalogue; (editor and writer)

                                 Artlink: winter 1996, 'Issues of Interface'.

                                 RealTime articles: /11 ‘Literate Ears’; ‘Phobias, Fashion and Hope’;        /13 'Coding the Possible'; /15 'Past Presence'

                                 A Directory of British Film & Video Artists: Margaret Tait: Arts Council of England.

                                 Artlines 1/4 'Burning the Interface'.

                                 Australian International Media article; 'Interactive CD-ROM'.

                                 Sydney Morning Herald, 'Programming Art'.                                                      

                                 MESH; 'Cd-Rom - 21st Century Bronze?' Experimenta issue.

                                 MESH: 'Intractible Images’ ISEA95 report

                                 commissions for World Art, Art Monthly, The Australian.

 

1995                       'Buzzing the Wires - Waxweb'; Photofile winter

                                 Storm magazine, Melbourne: columnist, May, June, July, August,September.

                                 Guide to International Distribution and Exhibition of Electronic Art (editor): Australian Film Commission

                                 RealTime article; 'CD-ROM Art'

                                 NAVA Newsletter, multimedia and database column;

                                 Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists 2nd edition (editor)

 

1994                       Artmaster, COFA UNSW, article 

                                 NAVA Newsletter, database column;

1992                       Essays in Sound article

1990                       Seeing in the Dark article

1989                       Cantrills Filmnotes : "The Pneu Life";

1988                       Undercuts : " Margaret Tait; the Autonomous Film-maker."

1984                       Screen Volume 25 No.6:"Training the Independents".

1981                       BFI Production catalogue "A History of the London Film-makers Co-op"

1979                       "Independent Film Workshops in Britain in 1979" : essay 'LFMC Discussion Document'.

1977\8                   Musics magazine

1976                       Studio International "Video Art":May

1974                       Wayward Action! (book)

1973                       Erota/Afini (book and film)*

                                 Video + Film/Video (poster)

                                 Cinema Rising: Peter Whitehead

 

Bibliography

1999                       ‘Your Place or Mine? Locating Digital Art’ in ‘Parallax’ by Darren Tofts. An Interface Book, G + B Publishing Group. (90 5704 007 7)

                                 Australian Multimedia Catalogue, AFC;

                                 RealTime /32 ‘SonteL’ in liftout ‘Working the Screen;

                                 Vertigo Vol1 No9, ‘Margaret Tait Remembered’ by David Curtis.

1998                       <Compacts> oeuvres numeriques sur cd-rom : Presses Universitaires de Rennes : ‘Towards a new Economy of theDigital Work of Art’ Bertrand Gauguet

1997                       World Art                                                      'Burning the Interface'

1996                       Real Time /13                                              'At the Real and Space of Interface'

                                 Artlink V16 No2&3                                  'Landmark Exhibition' Lyn Tune

                                 Photofile No40                         ‘Making Strange' Darren Tofts

                                                                                                           'Squatting the Media' Linda Wallace

                                 Art+Text No 54                                          Burning the Interface review

                                 Time magazine June 3                             'Spirit in the Machines'

                                 Click! on-line mag May                          'Words for the Cities'

                                 Real Time /11                                              'Critically Interactive' John Conomos

                                 Other reviews and previews for Burning the Interface in: The Good Weekend; Sydney Star Observer; Sydney Morning Herald; Sunday Telegraph; The Australian; Daily Telegraph; Capital Q-Xtra; The Age; AFC News; Australian MacUser; She; ArchiData News; Blitz; City; Elle; Beat; On the Street; 3D World; The Canberra Times; Australian Printer magazine; Smarts; PC Week; Sun Herald; Weekly Computer Report; Artlines.

                                 Diverse Practices: a Critical Reader on British Video Art pp355

1988                       Experimenta 1988, Melbourne; catalogue.

1986                       Charting Time : Serpentine Gallery, London: ACGB touring exhibition catalogue.

1985                       Film & Video Artists on Tour.

1984                       South West Survey : exhibition catalogue

                                 Regional Film & Video Directory.

1983                       "The Other Side - European Avant-Grade Cinema 1960-1980": USA film tour catalogue.

1980                       Screen Volume 20 No. 3/4: "Film-Related Practice and the Avant-Garde."

1979                       Film as Film : Hayward exhibition catalogue.

                                 "Independent Film Workshops in Britain 1979" : essay, 'South West Film Tour' pp43.

1978                       "Film in Underground" : Birgit Hein.

1977                       5th International Video Exchange Directory.

                                 Perspectives on British Avant-Garde Film : Hayward Gallery exhibition catalogue.

                                 "Abstract Film and Beyond" Le Grice.

                                 Artists' Books touring exhibition catalogue.

1976                       Village Voice NYC screening review by Daryll Chinn

1975                       Studio International "Avant-Garde Film in England & Europe":November.

1974                       Film Exhibition: Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht; catalogue.

                                 Studio House, London; exhibition catalogue.

1972                       Art and Artists: "Artists Films": December.

                                 Pferscha magazine, Graz, Austria: February.

 

 

Research and Exhibition

 

2001                         - Development of ExScape software (based on Pathways project) for marketing to museums and collections.

- Presentation of Pathscape prototype at Fusion event, St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne.

- LandWays online documentary proposal to Australian Film Commission/ Australian Broadcasting Corporation

2000            - Curatorial consultants commission by Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square museum project, Cinemedia Victoria.

- Guest editor, Photofile No 60, the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

- Research and development of proposal for Sport & the Screen exhibition, with David Watson, Dr Barret Hodsdon et al.

1999             - Recipient, curatorial research travel grant ($17,000), New Media Fund, Australia Council. Itinerary including - Invencao Sao Paulo (ISEA99) to present, ‘Media Art, Autonomy and Country’, joint paper with Ellen Pau (Hong Kong); Ars Electronica, Linz; Kiasma, Helsinki; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Smithsonian, Washington DC; ZKM, Karlsruhe and others in Philidelphia, New York City, London, Berlin and Amsterdam.

                       - Research, development and curation of Digital Hybrids for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney on the work of Natalie Jeremijenko and Perry Hoberman - exhibition postponed to 2000.

                       - Paper on curatorial research tour to NxT Symposium, Darwin.

                       - Panel member for Bug, multimedia exhibition at Melbourne Film Festival.

                       - Principal artist and producer, funding development proposal to Australian Film Commission for ‘PathScape - pathways through an Australian Landscape’.

                       - Recipient, travel grant from NSW Film & Television Office.

 

1998             - Australia Council On-Line Forum; "Do We Produce too Many Arts Graduates"; consultant, moderator and evaluator.

                       - Recipient, travel grant from NSW Film & Television Office.

 

1997             - Videotage International Video Art Festival, Hong Kong: ‘Microwave’ exhibition of contemporary artists’ CD-ROM.

                       -BURNING the INTERFACE <International Artists’ CD-ROM>: exhibition curator for tour to Perth and Brisbane.

                       - The Cyber Frontier: the Digital Future: research and presentation for the 5th International Documentary Conference, Brisbane, November.

                       -‘Digital Media and Public Spaces’ paper given at:

                                    ‘Art-Iculations’ conference, PICA, Perth;

                                    Key Centre for Media and Culture Policy Research, Griffith University;

                       and in modified form at:

                                    AFC ICD seminar ‘Exhibiting Digital Media’;

                                    Design Centre, University of Western Sydney;

                                    Fine Art Dept of the Northern Territory University;

                                    ‘(Cracking the) Binary Code’ conference, CCP at Interact97, Melbourne.

                       - Recipient travel grant from Industry and Cultural Development Branch of the AFC to attend Fulbright Symposium, Darwin.

                       - VISNet proposal for NAVA with Merlin Integrated Media to DoCA for Australian Cultural Network project.

                       - ‘Figures on a Beach’ CD-ROM production proposal to AFC.

Film print purchased Australian Film Commission.

 

1996             -BURNING the INTERFACE <International Artists’ CD-ROM>: exhibition curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, March - July and tour to Adelaide and Melbourne.

                       - ISEA96, Rotterdam: Panel Session Chair ‘Digital Media and Public Spaces’, with the travel support of the Australian Network for Art & Technology.

                       -Brisbane International Film Festival: 'From Silents to Cyber' CD-ROM and cinema exhibit, The Hub cybercafe.

 

1995             -ISEA95, Montreal: paper ‘CD-ROM - the 21st Century Bronze?, made possible with a research grant from the Industry and Cultural Development Branch of the AFC, which included visits to centres in Canada, England and Ireland.

                       -ELECTRONIC MEDIA ART DIRECTORY: International Distribution and Exhibition. Researcher and Editor for the Marketing Branch of the Australian Film Commission.

                       -‘Intersections95’ art and technology conference, UNSW: paper ‘Burning the Interface - Artists’ CD-ROM’.

                       -‘DIGITAL MEDIA and the VISUAL ARTS’: discussion paper for National Association for the Visual Arts.

Film print sold to National Library of Australia

 

1994             -ARTISTS’ CD-ROM: grant from Film Development Branch of the Australian Film Commission to research exhibition proposal for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

                       -‘Intersections94’ art and technology Conference, UNSW: paper ‘CD-ROM - the 21st Century Greek Bronze?’

                                   

1993            -BEAGLE BAY: series of digital photo and Quicktime pieces based on NSW South Coast location.

 

 1992           -LOCUS: distributable computer/interactive study of the dynamics and context of the interface between machine and viewer.

 

 1990           -PREDICTION PIECE #10: video and computer image component development for Lyndal Jones's performance.

 

 1989           -PARADOX relational database: research and production of various databases for Community Services Victoria,Inner Urban Region.

 

 1988           -FACEWORK : treatment on the human face andthe people who make it their livelihood.

                       -TALES GATES : installation, MIMA Experimenta; Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne.

 

 1987           -THE DIARIES OF A WELSH SWAGMAN :treatment for Teliesyn.

                       -24 HOURS : 8mm film-on-tape installation; Watershed Gallery, Bristol.

 

 1986           -COLWAY THEATRE TELEVISION PROJECT : outline script for Teliesyn, shortlisted by Channel Four Television arts. CONJUNCTIONS : outline script for Bristol Film Workshop, shortlisted by ACGB.

                       -PLANK POINTS and TALE OF A GATE : photo-constructions in South West Arts exhibition, Watershed Gallery, Bristol.

 

 1985           -READINGS FROM.... : treatment and pilot tape, for Bristol Film Workshop.

                       -SPORTING CHANCE : treatment and pilot tape with Bristol Film Workshop.

 

 1984           -THE BODY POLITIC : treatment and pilot for Bristol Film Workshop.

                       -JUNGLE : treatment and pilot tape with Playwrights Company for Bristol Film Workshop.

                       -NEW DANCE AND LIVE MUSICIANS : treatment and rehearsals with Dance Centre for Bristol Film Workshop.

 

 1983           -THE OTHER SIDE: EUROPEAN AVANT-GARDE CINEMA 1960-1980 : USA film tour exhibition.

 

 1982           -JETHRO TULL : TEA : SOLO : IMAGE ConTEXT:THREE : four treatments for Bristol Film Workshop and Channel Four Television.

 

 1980           -BRUNEL'S DREAM : collaboration with Bristol University Drama Department on the conception, design and installation of projection devices for a production by John Downie.

                       -BBC OMNIBUS : collaboration with arts programme about the 'first casualty of broadcasting'.

 

Film Print sales : to British Council for tour of USA; to National Library of Australia in Canberra; to Paris and New York Film Co-ops.

 

1977-9        -IMAGE ConTEXT : lecture/performance to accompany film presentations.

                      -BEAUTY & THE BEAST : collage exhibited at Camden Arts Centre surrealist show.

 

Film Print sales : to Arts Council for tour in Europe and Australia, Perspectives on Avante-Garde Film; to South West Arts; to ACGB for the Hayward Gallery exhibition, FILM AS FILM.

 

1976             -SHEEPMAN & THE SHEARED : a film commenced in 1969, examining the conjunction of film and a rural landscape.In seven parts, total duration of 30-minutes

                      -ARTISTS' BOOKS : ACGB touring exhibition.

 

Film Print sales : to BBC TV Open University 20th Century Art series.

 

1969-75 -OUTSIDE THE GROUNDS OF OBSENITY AND LIBEL AND INSIDE THE GROUNDS OF HYDE PARK : video installation Serpentine Gallery, London.

                      -NOTES FROM A YEAR-ROUND MOVIE and NOTES FROM A VISIT TO THE JAN VAN EYCK AKADEMIE : silk-screen prints for The Recollection, SW Arts touring exhibition.

                      -EROTA/AFINI : a two-way narrative, in film form, (30-minutes),and book form; published by Beau Geste Press, Devon.

                      -INTERVIEW : an auto-interview, for AustrianTelevision, 1-minute.

                      -PORTER PAC and THE HEART CYCLE : two 15-minute videotapes exploring the potential of portable industrial video equipment.

                      -TENDER KISSES : film examines the television image within a domestic environment : 20-minutes.

                      -'wHOLE' : an archeological dig in progress: a 5-minute film.

                      -ONE : an exhibition/event by visual artist Ian Breakwell in the Angela Flowers -Gallery, London :20-minute film.

                      SHEPHERD'S BUSH : a fragment of film expands the confines of the cinema : 15-minutes.

                      -APG (Artists Placement Group) exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London : design and operation of video facility.

                      -SHEET : with Ian Breakwell, a bedsheet is encountered in a variety of locations and events : 25-minutes .

                      -UNWORD : an event/performance by Ian Breakwell in which the camera as performer produces a film: 50-minutes

 

Production Award, Visual Arts panel, South West Arts; Prizewinner, South West Arts/Westward TV Open Art Competition; Production assistance Award, Film&Video panel, Arts Council of Great Britain.

 

Film Print sales: to Belgian Film Archive, to Belgian BRT television channel.

 

SCREENINGS at exhibitions, cinemateques, festivals, colleges, universities and conferences throughout Europe, Australia and the Americas including; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; ACME Gallery, London; Tyneside Cinema,Newcastle-on-Tyne; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Beauborg, George Pompidou Centre, Paris; Edinburgh Festival; Espace d'echanges d'Art Contemporain, Lyon; Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Avignon; Kommunales Kino, Hanover; Kino Mansfield, Derbyshire; Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany; Third Eye Centre, Glasgow; Derby Lonsdale Independent Film Awards, Derbyshire; the Parachute Center, Calgary; Pacific Cinemateque, Vancouver; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, Cal; Canyon Co-op, San Francisco; Rocky Mountain Film Centre, Boulder, Colorado; Theatre Vanguard, Los Angeles; Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Millenium Film Workshop, New York City; Center for Media Study at SUNY, Buffalo, New York State; Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal; Centre for Experimental Art and Communication (CEAC), Toronto; Bristol City Art Gallery; Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall; St George Project, Liverpool; The Basement, Newcastle-on-Tyne; Stejdlicht Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Modern Art,Oxford; Milan Biennale, Italy; National Film Theatre, London; X-Screen, Cologne; Walker Gallery, Liverpool; Pesaro Festival of New Film,Italy; ART Spectrum exhibition Alexander Palace, London; CAYC Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

 

Community

 1996-99                  Board member, dLux Media Arts (Sydney Intermedia Network).

 1997                        Acting President, Sydney Intermedia Network.

 1986-87                  Chair, Association of Cinema and Television Technicians (ACTT), Western

                                     Regional Group and Western Freelance Shop.

 1985-87                  Member, Council of Management, Bristol Community Dance Centre.

 1979-82                  Committee member, ACTT Western Freelance Shop and National

                                    Committee for Francised Workshops.

                                    Director Treasurer, Bristol Film Workshop.

 1979-80                  Chair, South West Arts Film Advisory Panel.

 1976-77                  Co-ordinator, South West Independent Film-makers Tour.

 1975-82                  Founder Member, Independent Film-makers Association.

 1972-73                  Organiser, Exe Gallery exhibition programme.

 1968-96                  Founder member, London Film-makers Co-operative

 

 

Films and Videotapes in Distribution

 1986                        Image ConText:Two (video)*

 1984                        The Body on Three Floors (television)

 1983                        A History of Airports (video)

 1982                        Image ConText:One (video)*

 1981                        Vistasound (film)*

                                   Friday Fried (film)*

 1980                        Bristol Bands Newsreel (film-on-video)*

 1976                        Sheepman & the Sheared:Parts 1-7 (film)*

 1975                        Eighteen Months Outside the Grounds of Obscenity and Libel (video

                                    installation)

 1973                        Erota/Afini (book and film)*

                                   The Heart Cycle (video)*

                                   Porter Pac (video)*

 1972                        Tender Kisses (film)*

                                   wHole (film)*

                                   One (film)

 1971                        Shepherd's Bush (film)*

 1970                        Sheet/Unword (films with Ian Breakwell)*

 1965                        The Lark (graduation film)

 

                                   *in current distribution with The Lux Centre (incorporating London Film-makers Co-operative and London Electronic Arts).

 

 

Post Production

1993          PREDICTION PIECES: compilation tape of all the Pieces #1-10 for retrospective exhibition installation. 60-minutes for Lyndal Jones.

 

1989          SHADOW OF THE CHIMNEY: the residents of the Western suburbs in conflict with industrial polluters. 48-minutes by Still Moving Pictures for Film Victoria, off-lined from BVU.

                    FIRST TIME TRAGEDY, SECOND TIME FARCE: the Bicentennary and colonial history. 60-minutes by Counter Productions for Film Victoria; as co-editor, on film.

 

1988          TROUBLING THE TYRANTS: 40th anniversary of the signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Promo by Open Channel for Museum of Victoria, off-lined from BVU.

                    MELBOURNE DIG: chronicling the largest archeological excavation undertaken in the City. 40-minutes by Warner/Hughes for Film Victoria, on film.

 

1987          BEFORE THE LAW :police training,bail, sentencing and social work reveal British Law at work. 4 X 30 minute documentaries by Forum Television for Channel Four TV, off-lined from Betacam.

                    WHAT'S NEXT? :youth unemployment,training and recreation in the year of the British General Election. 25-minute promo by Forum Television for the Educational and Social Research Council, off-lined from Betacam.

                    IOLO MORGANWYG-the Bard of Liberty : dramatised documentary about the 17th Century Welsh poet and nationalist, the inventor of "the Welsh tradition". 50-minute English and Welsh language versions by Teliesyn for S4C and BBC Wales, on film.

 

1986          DANGEROUS CHARACTERS :the Italian ethnic community in Britain, 1920 to 1945, the rise of Mussolini's Fascism and the British Governments extra-ordinary responses. Two 50-minute programmes,(sub-titled),by Imageworth for Channel Four Television, on film.

                    THE AFRICAN FROM ABERYSTWYTH : Professor Gwyn Williams on David Ifon Jones, the Welsh socialist, his deep involvement in South African politics and who, in 1921 in Moscow, became the Comintern representative for the whole of Africa. 50-minute English and Welsh language versions by Teliesyn for S4C and the BBC, on film and tape.

 

1985          AN ISLAND BUILT ON COAL :using archive and contemporary interviews with the protagonists, a history of the British coal industry since nationalisation in 1946. 40-minute programme by Trade Films for Channel Four Television, on film and tape.

                    LEST WHO FORGETS? : Gwyn Williams in the Soviet Union for May Day 1985 and the 30th anniversary celebrations for the end of World War Two. 50-minute English and Welsh language versions by Teliesyn for S4C and the BBC, on film.

 

1984          CREFFTAU : a group of Welsh craftespeople working in glass, wool, stone and on paper describe their lives. Three 30-minute Welsh language versions by Wyvern TV for S4C, off-line from film.

 

Also, regularily working for HTV and the BBC, cutting news, sport, current affairs and documentary.

 

 

Recent Production

2002                         ExScape collection access software tool (based on Pathscape interactive media project)

 

2000          PathScape (phase 1): principal artist and producer of CD-ROM prototype with Brad Miller, Adam Hinshaw, Alex Davies, Kathryn Wells and Bruno Koenig, with $5,000 financial investment from the Australian Film Commission for further development of SonteL project.

 

1999          Strangers on the Land (SonteL): principal artist and producer of CD-ROM prototype with Brad Miller, Adam Hinshaw, Alex Davies, Kathryn Wells and Bruno Koenig, with $34,000 financial investment from the Australian Film Commission.

 

1988          CIRIA Quality Systems: produced and directed second unit shoot in Melbourne for promo by Michael Barrett Productions.

 

1986          IMAGE ConTEXT:TWO : a sequel to Image ConText:One, from the point of view of the consumer. 60-minutes on video for Bristol Film Workshop.

 

1985          THE BODY ON THREE FLOORS : a collaboration between a zoologist, a dancer, a jazz musician, a clown, a writer, an art historian and the film-maker to produce an experimental programme for television about our attitudes to play and creativeness.  50-minutes on film and videotape for South West Arts and TSW-Television South West. Screened at the 1987 Melbourne Film Festival.  

 

 1984         A HISTORY OF AIRPORTS : the nature of modern flight and its antecedents freely explored with writer, John Downie. 50-minutes on videotape, funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation.

 

 1983         IMAGE ConTEXT:ONE :a description, framed through an historical analogy, of the material and organisational factors affecting the producer of film and video working at the fringes of the commercial film and television Industry. 50-minutes on video for Bristol Film Workshop education programme.

 

 1981         VISTASOUND :an experimental film exploring the relationship of sound-to-image utilising an identical soundtrack against three very different picture versions. 45-minutes on film for Bristol Film Workshop,part funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain.

                    FRIDAY FRIED : four spoken narratives on sound inter-relate with four locations on picture. 15-minutes on film for Bristol Film Workshop.

 

 Also, during this period, scripts, treatments and pilots through Bristol Film Workshop for Channel Four Television, Arts Council of Great Britain and the British Film Institute.

 

 

Mike Leggett Biography