Sarah Cook, Eyebeam Curatorial Fellow, take us within the intricacies of her role of curator of new media arts . Contexts, systems, master pieces and dance and new media are discussed.
Sarah Cook is the co-editor of CRUMB, and Post Doctoral Fellow at the University (with support from a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship). From Mar 2004 to Mar 2006 she was New Media Curator/Researcher in collaboration with BALTIC, the Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead, UK). She completed her Doctorate at the University of Sunderland on the theory and practice of curating new media art. Funding for her research has been provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the AHRB, and Arts Council England. She has a Master's Degree from Bard College's Centre for Curatorial Studies in New York. Sarah has curated exhibitions and commissioned new media art for the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), the Bellevue Art Museum (Seattle), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and at the National Gallery of Canada. She has worked with Thomson and Craighead, Lev Manovich, Cornelia Sollfrank, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Michel de Broin, Heath Bunting, low-fi, and others. Recent exhibitions include Database Imaginary co-curated with Anthony Kiendl and Steve Dietz, for Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, and touring (Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina; Toronto; Montreal).
She is the co-editor of the book Curating New Media (BALTIC, 2002) and has written articles for [A-N], Public Art Journal, Cream and Mute, and chapters for books including Beyond the Box (2003). Sarah has presented papers at The Photographers Gallery (London), Tate Modern (London), de Balie (Amsterdam) The Banff Centre's Curatorial Research Institute and at Universities in Canada, the US and the UK.