Born 16.5.45 Hillingdon, England.
Studied at Loughborough, Exeter and Brighton Colleges of Art
specializing in sculpture (Exeter, 1964/67) and printmaking
Part-time lecturer at art colleges
in Brighton (3-d studies, 1968)
and Sunderland (printmaking, 1970/71).
Produced first computer generated
graphic image with the help of a
friendly mathematician while studying at Exeter College of Art.
Continued experimenting with computer generated graphic images during
part-time programming course in Leicester Polytechnic (1969) until
discovered and ejected because of excessive use of computer time.
Departed England to study at Institute for Sonology, Utrecht (1972)
in search of visual applications for sonological (electronic-
musicological) concepts as a possible basis for computer images.
Got involved with problems of "Cross Media Mapping" as a result
of trying to translate sound structures into visual (video) images.
Fell in love with analogue studio, but was forced back to the computer
due to lack of financing required to build necessary image synthesizer.
Rejected sound as unnecessary complication and concentrated on images.
Experimented with computer generated (abstract) static images related
to problems of visual translation and interpretation processes.
Started theorizing. Wasted many years wrestling with Dutch pragmatism,
looking for money and trying to propagate (conceptual) computer art.
In 1987 the purchase of an Amiga computer financed by half a Work-
Grant from the Dutch Ministry of Culture enabled work to begin with
dynamic visual image generation processes. In 1993 a tentative begin
was made to reintroduce sound in relation to the visual images.
Was teacher of Media Art at the AKI school of Fine Art in Enschede
(somewhere near the Dutch/German border) from 1 April 1988 until
1 May 1999. Now slightly infamous in some circles. Lives in Amsterdam,
but enjoys travelling. Has attended a number of international
conferences on computer art (education) and is interested in
international collaboration regarding the theory and practice
of digital Media Art and the cultural implications of the new media.
Group exhibition "Art and Computers" (organized by
Cleveland Arts, GB)
Touring Aberdeen, Bradford, Glasgow & Stornoway, feb 1989 - jan 1990
Participant "International Seminar on the Training
of Creators in
New Technologies" UNESCO/University of Quebec in Montreal,
Montreal, Canada 12 - 16 June 1989
Participant International Workshop "New Media- Visual
in Electronic Culture" Polish Association of Art
Education and Wroclaw State High School of Arts, Polanica Zdroj,
Poland 3 - 10 sept 1989
Participant international conference "Technoculture
Council of Europe and CETECH, Paris 17 - 18 nov.1989
Computer images published by:
Deutches Bundesbahn (Ice Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, june 1990)
Commodore GmbH, (Promotion ORGATECH, Cologne, November 1990)
Commodore GmbH, (Promotion CEBIT, Hannover, March 1991)
Bau und Bodem Bank, (Annual Report, Frankfurt am Main, 1992)
Article "Computer, Kitsch und Moden" (translation)
"Computer Art Faszination", Dr. Dotzler Medien-Institut Computer Art,
Frankfurt am Main, 1991
Participant "Schau mir in die Augen" Videobeelden
Documenta Archiv, Kassel, 28 june - 6 july 1991
Participant Computergraphik Werk-Stadt, Art Gallery
IMPRINTA 92, Dusseldorf, 19 - 25 feb 1992
Speaker: "Rational Creativity? -Aesthetic experiences
in the medium"
Syposium III -Computer Graphics and Advertizing: A duo in Harmony,
IMPRINTA 92, Dusseldorf, 24 feb 1992
Participant telecommunication project "Telecosmos",
Expo America '92,
National Telecommunication Commission, Buenos Aires, 12 oct - 28 dec 1992
Work Included in SISEA (Groningen 1990), TISEA (Sydney
ISEA (Helsinki 1994), ISEA (Montreal 1995)
Participation International Fax projects in Edinburgh
(1994), McMinnville USA (1994), Sydney (1994), McMinnville USA (1996)
Participant Festival "Nova Telesnost" (New Bodies),
Maribor, Slovenia, 24 - 31 Aug 1996
Participant reaction project "MendelSom" Kunst-Ruimte, Kampen NL, Jan. 1997
Participant "Performance Box Project"
Antartica Celebration Party, Cultuurwerkplaats, Eindhoven NL, 29 June 1997
Participant International Festival of New Film and
Split, Croatia, 6 - 12 October 1997
-Bradford Print Biennale, Bradford, England 1972
-Group Exhibition "Digitale Beelden" Bonnefantenmuseum
Maastricht 4 may - 1 June 1986
-Group Exhibition: Galerie/Atelier E
Zurich, Zwitzerland 22 jan - 21 mar 1987
-Participant "Synthesis: Visual Arts in the Electronic Culture"
International UNESCO seminar, Offenbach/Main FDR, 6 - 11 dec. 1987
-Appointed Part-time Lecturer in digital media, AKI, Enschede April 1988
-Participant international conference "Technoculture in Europe"
Art+Com, Council of Europe and Werkstatt Berlin, Berlin 4 - 6 nov.1988