MzTEK Unplugged: Jim Prevett **WED JUNE 24th, 7-9pm**
Come and join us for the last MzTEK Unplugged b4 schools out 4 summer.
This Wednesday 24th June from 7-9pm
Leon restaurant, 12 Ludgate Circus, London EC4M 7LQ
Jim Prevett will present
Power Up art- A short history of technology and art.
Technology has difficult relationship with art. it has a history of challenging the status quo and potentially democratising art. Gradually challenging technologies tend to become integrated into the art gallery structure. This will briefly show some of the pioneering works leading through from ink to telecommunications .
Jim Prevett studied Fine Art (Sculpture) at Sheffield Hallam University in 1999. He works with prevett & mcArthur who have exhibited across the UK and internationally including ‘Echo City’ at the British Pavilion for Venice Biennale of Architecture 2006, The Perfect Real at King Street Arts Centre and ‘His life is full of miracles…’ videotech at Site Gallery Sheffield. Jim ran the arts programme for Access Space in Sheffield for 2 years establishing a residency programme and producing LOSS Livecode, a festival of ‘livecoding’ audio. Access Space is the UK’s first recycled technology medialab, using open source software to invigorate old computers and creativity using computers. Jim has worked with Encounters community based arts organisation in Sheffield and as part of New Dust.
Jim currently works as the Emergent Technologies Producer at SPACE media in Hackney, where he runs programmes such as the PermaCultures series of residencies and workshops and FutureTV youth media development. He is an Associate Lecturer on the undergraduate Fine Art (media) course at at Sheffield Hallam University. Jim lives and works in London and Sheffield.