Mike Jones, Film and Video Umbrella
How do artists keep up with the latest technology? Is it worth shooting 4K even if you can’t deliver 4K? What could AV manufacturers do to leverage opportunities provided by the arts? What technical challenges do moving image artists face?
Working on the front line with contemporary artists, Technical Manager of Film and Video Umbrella Mike Jones faces these challenges every day.
Feltech caught up with Mike Jones at Jerwood Space in London to find out how FVU help artists blend the science of AV with creativity.
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FVU commissions, curates, produces and presents artists’ moving-image works that are staged in collaboration with galleries and other cultural partners across the UK. The organisation usually commissions 5-6 projects every year.
Since the late 1980s, FVU has been at the forefront of this vibrant and expanding area of practice, promoting innovation through its support of some of the most exciting figures on the contemporary scene. During this time, the organisation has commissioned and produced nearly 200 different artists’ projects, ranging from ambitious multi-screen installations to shorter film and video pieces, as well as numerous online commissions.