Christopher Hales

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lives and works in London [UK]

Christopher Hales studied PhD research on Interactive Film Art at the RCA Film and TV Department, and taught as Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Art of the University of the West of England [Bristol] until 2001. His interactive films and CD-ROMs have been shown to date at film/ new media festivals in Sheffield, Perth, Melbourne, FCMM Montreal, Oberhausen, Hong Kong, Helsinki, Rotterdam, Berlin, and others. His "Interactive Cinema" installation showing selections of interactive movies has been shown in Japan, Germany, Holland, Canada, Denmark, London and South Korea.

CV | Grants and Awards | Group Exhibitions | Works | Bibliography | Recommended Links

CV ::

1994 - 1995
MA European Interactive Multimedia, Royal College of Art [UK]

1996 - 2000
PhD research: Interactive Film Art, RCA Film/TV school, Kensington Gore, London [UK]

1990 - 2001
Senior Lecturer: [Fine Art, Media, Design] UWE Faculty of Art, Media and Design [UK]

2000 - 2001
PhD research: Institute for New Media Performance Research, Universitiy of Surrey [UK]

since 2001
PhD Research: "Rethinking the Interactive Movie", SMARTLAB, Central St. Martins School of Art & Design [UK]
Tutor, MA Communication Design, Central St Martins School of Art & Design [UK]


Grants and Awards ::

IASPIS Artist-in-Residence, Interactive Institute/Malmö Högskolan [S]

ARTEC95 Nagoya [J], Awarded the Prize for Artistic Excellence


Group Exhibitions ::

Mediatheque, Central St Martins School of Art & Design, London [UK]

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F]

Transmediale Berlin [D]
Videolisboa, Lisbon [P]
Electrohype, Malmö [S]

dART, Sydney [AUS]
EMAF, Osnabruck [D]
WRO Wrocla, Split [HR]
Athens Festival of New Media on Art [GR]
Visual Extension of the Photographic Image, Seoul [ROC]
LAB7, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warszaw [PL]

Muumedia Helsinki [FIN]
IFFR Rotterdam [NL]
FCMM, Montreal [CDN]
Transmediale, Berlin [D]
FUSE98, San Francisco [USA]
Creative Futures, London [UK]

Lovebytes, Sheffield [UK]
Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage [D]
FCMM Montreal [CDN]

IMPAKT Utrecht [NL]
Language of Interactivity, Sydney [AUS]

ARTEC95 Nagoya [J]
EMAF, Osnabruck [D]
MILIA New Talent Pavillion, Cannes [F]
LoveBytes Festival, Sheffield [UK]


Works ::

"Six of the Best"/ "Grandad", 2001 [Interactive CD - ROM]
"Bliss", 2000 [Interactive CD - ROM]
"Jinxed!", 1998 [Interactive CD - ROM]
"LAB002:Twelve", 1997 [Interactive CD - ROM]
"The Morph Meadow", 1995 [Interactive CD - ROM]
"Toybox", 1995 [Interactive CD - ROM]


Bibliography ::

14th Eurographics Conference, London 1996 ["An overview of interactive film art"]; Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, catalogue, 1997 ["Why make movies Interactive?"]; ISEA 97, Chicago 1997 ["Do we always need narrative if we have content?"]; The Interactive Filmmakers Challenge, in: "Moving Images: from Edison to the Webcam" [John Libbey hardback book], May 2000; The Role of the Audience in Interactive Movies, in: "Global/Local Cultures & Sustainable Development", Rabat, Morocco 2001; New Paradigms = New Movies, in: "Cinema/Art/Narrative", BFI/ZKM, Dec. 2001; Practical Experimentation with Parallel Video Streams, in: "Interactive Dramaturgies", Springer Verlag 2002.


Recommended Links ::

-> Biography, bibliography, workshops, exhibitions:

-> short work descriptions:

-> Text "Multimedia in filmart" by Christopher Hales:

-> Text "Design principles for interactive movies" by Christopher Hales:

-> Christopher Hales is founder member of "stuck", a production company specifically created to develop entertainment programming for convergent media: