Dr Andrew Prior
Profiles

Dr Andrew Prior

Lecturer in Media Arts

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Qualifications

PhD (2016) 'Medialities of Noise - The Onto-Epistemology of Noise, Media Archaeology and Post-Digital Culture'

University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (2006) 

University of Plymouth, Plymouth.

MA Digital Futures (2004) 

University of Plymouth, Plymouth.

BA (Hons) Fine Art (2000)

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC). Cardiff.

Art & Design Foundation (1996)

Trowbridge College, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

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

Chapters
Cox G, Prior A & Nolan R 2019 'The Crackle of Contemporaneity' in Schwab M; de Assis P Futures of the Contemporary: Contemporaneity, Untimeliness, and Artistic Research Leuven Leuven University Press 97-114 PEARL
Prior AM & Tyzlik-Carver M 2017 'Ghost Factory – posthuman executions' in Tyżlik-Carver M; Snodgrass E; Pritchard H Databrowser 6
Conference Papers
Prior AM 2012 'Glitching Paralogy' Soren P; Cox G; Ulrich Anderson C Researching BWPWAP Luneberg, Germany 21/11/2012 23/07/2013 Aarhus/Berlin Digital Aesthetics Research Centre (Aarhus University), transmediale and reSource for transmedial culture. Publisher Site
Prior AM 2011 'Noise at the Interface' Public Interfaces 12/01/2011 14/01/2011 Aarhus Aarhus University Press Publisher Site
Prior AM 2011 'Quicktime Web-Jockey - Trailblazing the Archive' WroArts Media Arts Biennale 10/05/2011 15/05/2011 Publisher Site
Performances
20110211 20110211 What Happens. Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
20110116 20110116 What Happens. Merkin Hall, Ecstactic Festival, New York
20101213 20101213 What Happens. Kings Place, London
Compositions
0 3 Movements (Le Thibeuf Mix). Publisher Site
0 Eden.
0 Lateral Branches. Publisher Site
0 St Peter’s Harmonics. Publisher Site
Exhibitions
0 Distributed Presence. Nová Synagóga, Zilina 20130514 0 1 Publisher Site

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