Associate Professor in Photography
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Lecturer in photography
Convener Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group
2nd Year co-ordinator
Module leader: DOCU 501 (Documentary Moving Image), PHO 512 (Collaborative Practice), PHO 514 (Developing Practice), PHO 516 (Professional Futures)
Heidi C Morstang works with moving image, photography and experimental documentary films. Her work explores the significance of landscape; she is interested in the social, cultural, environmental and archaeological histories embedded in landscapes. She uses images to explore and offer insight into the complex and subtle tensions and conflicts that characterise places, however beautiful our environment might appear. The majority of her work is created in the Nordic Arctic region, often in collaboration with scientists.
She has exhibited her photographic work and screened her films internationally since 1995. Her work is represented in several private and public collections.
She lectures in photography at University of Plymouth, where she convenes the Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group, and contributes frequently to Moving Image Arts Research Group, and the Photography Research Group (The Arts Institute)
Postgraduate Certificate: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth
MA Documentary Photography with Distinction, University of Wales College, Newport
BA (hons) Documentary Photography, First Class Honours Degree, University of Wales College, Newport
Art History, University of Oslo
Examen Philosophicum, University of Oslo
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Society of Fine Art Photographers, Norway (FFF)
Photography. Moving image. Experimental Documentary Film Practice. Documentary Photography. Interdisciplinary collaborations. Sustainability.
Staff serving as external examiners
Documentary film and photography. Environment. Landscape. History. Seed collections. Ecology. Mathematics.
- Moving Image Arts (MIA)
Other academic activities
Organised the following Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group symposium:
Speakers: Barbara Bosworth, Domenika Williamson, John Martin, Susan Trangmar, Emeric Hluisset,Fedra Dekeyser, Claudia Pilsl, Carole Baker, Tom Cox.
Speakers: Nick Bentham-Green, Mark Edwards, William Kirk, AndreaLiggins, Amy Shelton
2015: 'Wilderness / Wildness' (co-organised with Oli Udy)
Speakers: Liz Wells, Eva Cooney, Daro Montag, Jay Griffiths, Stephen Huggett,Temujin Doran, Angus Carlisle
2014: 'Nocturnal' (co-organised with Ines Rae and Liz Wells)
Speakers: Nick Alfrey, AngelaKingston, Susan Derges, Jem Southam, William, Arnold, MiloNewman, Liz Nicol, Louisa Fairclough, Tabatha Andrews, Fergus Heron, ChrystelLebas
2013: ‘Mapping’ (co-organised with Ines Rae, Liz Nicol, Liz Wells and Jem Southam)
Speakers: DavidChandler, Jean Delseaux, Caitlin Desilvey, Justin Partyka, Yan Preston, SusanTrangmar, Oliver Udy, Martin Warren, PascaleWeber, David Wyatt
Speakers: Alev Adil, Anthony Haughey, Anne Noble, Emma Stibbon, Liz Wells, AnthonyCaleshu
2010: 'Land and the Metaphysical' (co-organised with Liz Wells)
Speakers: David Williams, Jo Love & Mike Evans, David Rayson, Jane Grant, Peter Cusack
Speakers: Anne Burke, Melanie Challenger, Neville Gabie, Vicky Long, Jorma Puranen,Stephen Vaughan
2013: ‘Unfolding narrative - from middles to beginnings to endless
(co-organised with Anya Lewin and Kayla Parker)
Moving Image Research Group, Media and Arts Research Centre
Initiated, organised and led the following International Artist-in-Residencies hosted by Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group:
Artist: Caroline McQuarrie, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
2012 - 2014 (three visits):
Artists: Hantu (Pascale Weber, Sorbonne University, Paris, France and Jean Delseux, University of Clermont-Ferrand, France)
Final film works screened at the Ocean City Festival, September 2014. Supported by the Marine Institute, Erasmus European Programme and Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Plymouth.
Hosted by Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group in collaboration with the Marine Institute, University of Plymouth.
Represented by Galeria Ana Vilaseco, Spain.
Represented by photographic agency Millennium Images, London.
Selected works shown at The Royal Norwegian Embassy, London.