Women in the Arts

c/o Amanda Heng

Telok Kurau Studios Room 109,    91 Lorong J, Telok Kurau,   Singapore 425985


Speakers: Prof. Dr. Jill Scott & Miho Shimizu

Venue: Telok Kurau Studios Room 109,  at  Lorong J,  91 Telok Kurau ,  Singapore

Date/Time: 19th March 2002 (Tues)/ 7.00 pm

About the speakers:

Jill Scott was born in 1952, in Melbourne, Australia. She has exhibited many video artworks, conceptual performances and interactive environments in USA, Australia, Europe and Japan. In 1973, she completed a Degree in Film, Art and Design from Prahran Institute of Technology, Melbourne. From 1975-1982 she lived in San Francisco, where she finished a Masters Degree in Communications from San Francisco State University, and became the Director of Site, Cite, Sight, an alternative Gallery for Sculptural Installation.  In 1982 she returned to Australia to lecture in Media at the University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney and started the Australian Video Festival. Since then she has worked with computers leading to 3d Animation and Interactive Art. In 1992 she was invited to be a Guest Professor for Computer Animation, in the Hochschule feur Kunst, Saarbrucken, Germany, and in 1994 won a prize at Ars Electronica for! Interactive Art. From 1994-97 she was an Artist in Residence and project co-coordinator for the Medienmuseum at the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien Technology in Karlsruhe (ZKM) as well as a Research Fellow at The Center for Advanced Inquiry into the Interactive Arts, University of Wales, Great Britain, where she was awarded a Doctorate in Media Philosophy. Currently she is Professor for Real and Virtual Environments in the Media Faculty at The Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany.

Jill will be talking about her works and her professional practice in the international art scene.

Miho Shimizu is an artist living and working in Japan. She graduated from the Goldsmith College, London with a BA in Fine Art in 2001. She is currently working as co-director of an international mobile museum, "Danger Museum". "Danger Museum" was initiated by Tien Wei Woon in 1998 and was later joined by Miho and Oyvind Renberg. The Museum creates networking venues for contemporary artists, and aims at documenting their thoughts and issues raised. It is also interested in investigating alternative exhibition styles.  For example, they have used a car to tour exhibits, hanged boxes from necks to bring the museum directly to people, and so on.

Miho will be talking about her experience in working as the co-director of "Danger Museum" and the projects involved.