Dr Andrew Prior
Profiles

Dr Andrew Prior

Lecturer in Media Arts

School of Art and Media (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

Qualifications

Art & Design Foundation
Trowbridge College, Frome Road, Trowbridge, WIltshire.


BA (Hons) Fine Art
UWIC, Howard Gardens, Newport Road, Cardiff.


MA Digital Futures
University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth


PGCert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education

University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth

PhD in Media Art

University of Aarhus, Denmark

Teaching interests

Digital Art, Multimedia, Film, Composition and Sonic Art, Website Design, Design, Interactivity and Technology, Cultural History & Theory, Arts Practices, Popular Culture and Transdisciplinary Research

Research interests

My research interests are concerned with issues revolving around contemporary culture: concepts of high/low art and how these feed off one another; the rapid rate of cultural and technological change which leads to obsolescence, ephemerality and an increasing fluidity of meaning, all figure highly within this practice.

Mirroring the dissolving boundaries in contemporary culture and academic disciplines, my work has straddled fine arts, design, computing, performance and writing as a practitioner, teacher and working within industry. At the core of my research practice is the idea that these seemingly opposing models of creative practice in which one either works for oneself, for an education institution or for a client are of course not mutually exclusive. 

Digital arts necessarily transcend traditional borders and require that I engage with a wide variety of cultural issues from an equally broad range of disciplines. In particular I am currently involved in exploration of multi-channel sound pieces, exploration of the borders between the public/private that contemporary media forms problematise draw and psychogeographical research from the likes of performance artists Blast Theory or the dutch dotWalk experiment. I draw on developments that have grown from the avant garde musical composition from the thirties onwards with Cage, Musique Concrete, Soundscape, Plunderphonics and more recently turntablism and circuit bending.

Other research

Links

aprior.net My home page - you can find out about various projects, research interests etc. here

Institute of Digital Art & Technology I am a member of i-dat