Margie Medlin

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[AUS]

media artist

* 1962 [UK]
lives and works in Australia

Margie Medlin holds a BA in Visual Art and has studied lighting design at the Yale School of Drama [1989], scenography at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London [1991], and Advanced Computer Applications for Theatre Design at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London [1992]. Medlin received an MA in Interior Design and served on the faculty of Environmental Design and Construction at the Royal Institute of Technology in Melbourne [1998]. In addition to working in the fields of film, lighting and projection design, she is a media artist and develops film and video installations exploring the interrelations of dance and the moving image.

Recently she has worked with Danceworks, Company in Space, Ros Warby, John Jaspers and Lucy Guerin, receiving a New York Dance and Performance award [Bessie] for her lighting of Guerins Two Lies. She has presented a number of film and video installations including "Elasticity and Volume and Mobility in and Artificial City". She was Artist-in-Residence at the ZKM_Institute for Visual Media, Karlsruhe [D] [1999 - 2001] and at Seoul Arts Center [ROK] [1998] and Malaysia [1999]. Medlin has received grants from Australia council, Arts Victoria, Arts Victoria Commission and New Media Arts Fund. She was also a 2002 recipient of the John Truscott Foundation Award for Design [AUS].

Education | Grants and Awards | List of Works | Exhibitions/ Festivals and Performances

Education ::

1987-88
Film making and New Art studies in Sydney [BA Visual Arts 1988]

1989
Studies in Lighting design at the Yale School of Drama, New Haven, CT [USA]

1991
Scenography, Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London [UK]

1992
Studies in Advanced Computer Applications for Theatre Design, Central School of Speech and Drama, London [UK]

1999
MA [Interior design], Faculty of Environmental Design and Construction, Royal Institute of Technology, Melbourne [AUS]

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Grants and Awards ::
[selected]

John Truscott Foundation Award for Design [AUS], 2002; Artist-in-Residence, ZKM_Institute for Visual Media, Karlsruhe [D] and Professional Development Grant New Media Arts Fund, The Australian Council for the Arts and Arts Victoria, Arts Victoria Comission [AUS], 1999-2001; Asialink Performing Arts Residency [AUS] (Artist in Residence 1988 Seoul Arts Center [ROK] and 1999 Malaysia), 1998-99; Grant from the Dance Board of the Australian Council, 1998/1992; "Bessie Award for Lighting design", New York Dance and Performance Awards [USA], 1997.

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Works ::
[selected]

"Miss World", 2002 [projected 3 screen digital image installation]

"In the Heart of the Eye", 2000 [video; 10.40 min]

"Estate", 2000 [video installation]

"Choreography of Space", 1998 [film/ video installation; part of the film and installation project "Elasticity and Volume", in collaboration with Ben Anderson, Stephen Bram, Jacqueline Everritt]

"Mobility in an Artificial City", 1997 [video installation]

"90% Yield Before Breakage", 1996 [film; 3 min, 16mm, b/w] - in collaboration with Desoxy Theatre [AUS]

"Behaviour", 1994 [video; 12 min] - in collaboration with Shelly Lascia [Choreography/Dance]

"W.W.M.C.*.*", 1994 [film; 3 min, 16mm, b/w]

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Exhibitions | Festivals and Performances ::
[selected]

2000
"Orbital", The Lux Centre, London [UK]; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne [AUS]

1999
"Antistatic" Performance Space, Sydney [AUS]

1998
"Pour une écologie des media", Troisièmes Reconcontres Internationales Art cinéma/ vidéo/ ordinateur, Paris [F]
Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne [AUS]

1997
The Asian Contemporary Dance Festival, New York City [USA]
Pica Perth Centre for Contemporary Art, Perth [AUS]
Artspace Sydney [AUS]

1996
"Festival 96", Adelaide [AUS]

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