Bio

Biography

Stephen Partridge is an artist and academic researcher. He is the Principal Investigator on research projects REWIND and REWINDItalia which have been awarded successive grants in 2004, 2008 and 2011 from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and in 2012 the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Currently is Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded research project, European Women’s Video Art (EWVA) and Demarco | The Italian Connection, both  led by his colleague Prof Elaine Shemilt.

 

He was in the "landmark" video shows of the 1970s including the Video Show at the Serpentine in 1975 the Installation Show at the Tate Gallery in 1976, The Paris Biennalle in 1977 and the The Kitchen in New York in 1979. His seminal artwork Monitor (1974) was acquired by TATE Britain in December 2014 and is in the current re-hang of the collection in A Walk through 500 years of British Art.

During the eighties he exhibited widely and also became interested in works for broadcast television and was commissioned by Channel 4 television to produce Dialogue for Two Players in 1984. With Jane Rigby, he formed Fields and Frames - an arts projects and television production company - which produced the innovative Television Interventions project for Channel 4 in 1990, with nineteen works by artists for television (including his own piece in the series - The Sounds of These Words. He also co-produced a short series of student and artists work Not Necessarily with BBC Scotland for BBC2 network television in 1991.

He has also curated a number of influential video shows: Video Art 78 in Coventry; UK TV New York; National Review of Live Art 1988-90; 19:4:90 Television Interventions; and the touring tape packages Made in Scotland I,II, Semblances , Passages. 

He has worked with the artist and composer David Cunningham, whose soundworks and structural approach has enriched many of his works since 1974. Other major collaborations include the artist Elaine Shemilt on a series of works including the installations Chimera, Rush, Quattro Minuti di Mezzogiorno, and the digital prints and etchings series Intangible Bodies

He has lectured since 1975 in a number of art colleges, and established the School of Television & Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (University of Dundee). He is presently Professor of Media Art and Dean of Research, responsible for the research leadership of the College and the Visual Research Centre and Exhibitions Department. He has experience of peer review or evaluation for the Arts Council, Channel 4, the Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Screen, SACLottery, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaf, European Research Area, Creative Scotland Awards, REF2014, and the AHRC.

Research

webpages

Publications

Leuzzi, L, Lockhart, A, Shemilt, E, Partridge, S, Nedkova, I & Spence, P, 3 Generations of Women Artists Perform: Screening, Performances, Talk_Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall, 2018, Exhibition.

Research output: Non Textual



Leuzzi, L, Lockhart, A, Shemilt, E & Partridge, S, The Time is Right for...Screening_Summerhall, Edinburgh_20th September 2017, 2017, Exhibition.

Research output: Non Textual



Leuzzi, L, Lockhart, A, Shemilt, E & Partridge, S, The Time is Right for... Exhibition, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2 August - 24 September 2017: KETTY LA ROCCA, MARIKKI HAKOLA , GINY VOS, ELAINE SHEMILT, 2017, Exhibition.

Research output: Non Textual



Leuzzi, L, Partridge, S & Shemilt, E 2017,

'EWVA - European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s' Local and Global Dynamics in Feminism and Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom, 3/07/17 - 3/07/17, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Partridge, S, Monitor (1974) and Sounds of These Words (1989) in CURRENT: Contemporary Art From Scotland (Phase Two), at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, China, 2016, Exhibition, Shanghai.

Research output: Non Textual



Leuzzi, L, Casalini, G, Georgiou, D, Shemilt, E, Cinzia, C, Elwes, C, Partridge, S, Lockhart, A, Fini, F, Frank Grahamsdaughter, A, Landau, S, Krikorian, T, Mathis, M, Rist, P, Schouten, L & Soltau, A Self/Portraits: Relating Narratives, Symposium at Centrespace, Visual Research Center, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 9th December 2016.

Research output: Other Contribution



Partridge, S, Lockhart, A & Connolly, M 2016,

'EWIND researchers Stephen Partridge and Adam Lockhart in conversation with Maeve Connolly: Archiving Irish and British Artists’ Video' vol. 5, no. 1-2, pp. 204-215.
https://doi.org/10.1386/miraj.5.1-2.204_7

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Partridge, S & Shemilt, E, Quattro Minuti di Mezzogiorno. Hi Definition Film. Exhibited in "Dall'oggi al domani. 24 ore nell'arte contemporanea", at MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy, April 29th 2016- October 2nd 2016, 2016, Exhibition, Rome.

Research output: Non Textual



Leuzzi, L, Shemilt, E, Partridge, S & Lockhart, A, EWVA Screening at MAF Media Art Festival, MAXXI, Rome, 13-17 April 2016, 2016, Exhibition.

Research output: Non Textual



Leuzzi, L & Partridge, S (eds) 2016, REWIND | Italia, Early Video Art in Italy: I primi anni della videoarte in Italia. John Libbey Publishing, New Barnet.

Research output: Book Anthology



Leuzzi, L, Lockhart, A, Shemilt, E & Partridge, S, Autoritratti at The Showroom, London, 2015, Exhibition, London.

Research output: Non Textual



Partridge, S, Hall, D, Irving, C, Ridley, A & Lockhart, A, DAVID HALL: SITUATIONS ENVISAGED, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, 2015, Exhibition, Fitzrovia, London.

Research output: Non Textual



Partridge, S 2015,

'Artists versus Television: Intervention versus Mediation' Now That's What I Call Pluralism!, London, United Kingdom, 19/03/15 - 19/03/15, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Leuzzi, L, Partridge, S & Shemilt, E 2015,

Body, Sign and Double: a Parallel Analysis of Elaine Shemilt’s Doppelganger, Federica Marangoni’s The Box of Life and Sanja Ivekovic ́’s Instructions N°1 and Make up - Make down. in V Catricalà (ed.), media art : Towards a New Definition of Arts in the Age of Technology. Gli Ori, Pistoia, pp. 97-103 .

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Shemilt, E, Partridge, S, Leuzzi, L & Lockhart, A, European Women's Video Art, 2015, Web publication/site.

Research output: Non Textual



Leuzzi, L, Partridge, S & Lockhart, A, REWINDItalia - Artists' Video in Italy in the 70s and 80s. VIDEOEX 2014 | Presentation & Screening programmes (Part 1 and 2), 2014, Exhibition, Wlacheturm Museum, Zurich.

Research output: Non Textual



Agnello, C, Partridge, S & Lockhart, A, REWIND | videoarte prima dal Regno Unito, at Care/of DOCVA Milan, Italy, 2012, Exhibition, Milan.

Research output: Non Textual



Partridge, S 2012,

Artists’ Television: Interruptions–Interventions. in S Partridge & S Cubitt (eds), REWIND| British Artists’ Video in the 1970s & 1980s. John Libbey Publishing, New Barnet, Herts , pp. 75-90, Lost and Found: Video and Installation Works 1976-2010 , Glasgow, United Kingdom, 16/04/10.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Partridge, S (ed.), Leuzzi, L, Notaro, A & Lockhart, A, Rewind Italia Website, 2012, Web publication/site, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Rome.

Research output: Non Textual



Cubitt, S & Partridge, S (eds) 2012, REWIND | British Artists’ Video in the 1970s & 1980s. (Edited Book (pp 224 130,00 words) Chapters from Sean Cubitt, Grahame Weinbren, Yvonne Spielmann, Malcolm Dickson, Stephen Partridge, Adam Lockhart, Jackie Hatfield and Emile Shemilt, with foreword by Brian Winston). John Libbey Publishing, New Barnet, Herts.

Research output: Book Anthology



Cubitt, S & Partridge, S 2012,

Introduction. in REWIND | : British artists’ video in the 1970s & 1980s. John Libbey Publishing, New Barnet, Herts, pp. 3-15.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Partridge, S 2011,

A Kick in the Eye: video and expanded cinema in Britain. in AL Rees, D White, S Ball & D Curtis (eds), Expanded cinema: art, performance, film. Tate Publishing, London, pp. 136-147.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Partridge, S 2011,

A small survey of early works. in F Kalantary & L Lervik (eds), Retrospektiv: film- og videokunst i Norge, 1960-90. Atopia Stiftelse, Oslo.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Shemilt, E & Partridge, S, Quattro Minuti di Mezzogiorno. Hi Definition Film. Exhibited at "Fuoriluogo15, Una Regressione Motivata", Limiti Inchiusi Arte Contemporanea, Campobasso, Molise, Italy. December 18, 2010 - February 18, 2011, 2010, Artefact, Cultural Documents, Campobasso, Molise, Italy.

Research output: Non Textual



Partridge, SExpanded cinema..

Research output: Other Contribution



Partridge, S 2009,

'Viewpoint: REWIND, artists' video in the first decades' Art Libraries Journal, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 3-4.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Partridge, S, Cook, B (ed.), Cubitt, S, Lockhart, A (ed.), Shemilt, E (ed.) & Cook, B, REWIND + PLAY: an anthology of early British video art, 2009, Digital or Visual Products, Lux.

Research output: Non Textual



Partridge, S & Lockhart, A, REWIND On Line Database, 2006, Web publication/site.

Research output: Non Textual



Partridge, S 2006,

Video: Incorporeal, Incorporated. in J Hatfield & S Littman (eds), Experimental film and video: an anthology. John Libbey Publishing, Eastleigh, pp. 180-189.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Partridge, S 2005,

Fusion, difference and conflict. in W Furlong & M Gooding (eds), Venice Agendas IV: Neighbours in Dialogue. Wimbledon School of Art, pp. 116-122.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



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Activities

WAYWORDS OF SEEING | Exhibition at Frac île‑de‑France, le Plateau Paris

Role: Contributor
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

12 6 2014

Visual Effects Research Lab (VERL) Screening at the Berlinale

Role: Contributor
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

8 2 2013

VIDEOEX | International Experimental Film & Video Festival Zurich, May 24- June 1.

Role: Contributor
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

24 5 2014

“Typemotion: Type as Image in Motion”, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art

Role: Contributor
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

16 11 2013

Typemotion. Type as Image in Motion. Themed exhibition includes two works by Partridge: Sentences (1988-1993), The Sounds of These Words (1989); Easy Piece (1974).

Role: Contributor
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

21 3 2015

“Typemotion: Type as Image in Motion”, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, curated by Bernd Scheffer, Christine Stenzer and Soenke Zehle.

Role: Contributor
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

10 10 2014

Simposio REWINDItalia: Videoart in Italy 1968-1982

Role: Organiser
Activity: Participation in conference

19 4 2012

Shemilt & Partridge's installation 'Quattro Minuti di Mezzogiorno' (2010) in the Exhibition 'Dall’oggi al domani. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea', curated by Antonella Sbrilli e Maria Grazia Tolomeo, Museo MACRO, Roma, Italy, 29th April – 2nd October 2016.

Role: Contributor
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

29 4 2016

Richard Demarco: Italy, Scotland, Europe

Role: Invited speaker
Activity: Invited talk

4 10 2018

REWIND Videotheque installed at British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection

Role: Interviewee
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

19 3 2015

REWIND Italia Book Launch, Letherby Gallery, CSM London

Role: Speaker
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

12 2 2016

REWIND Italia Book Launch Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow

Role: Speaker
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

18 12 2015

REWIND Italia Book Launch - British School at Rome

Role: Speaker
Activity: Public engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

19 4 2016

REF 2014 Sub Panel UoA 34: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory

Role: Member
Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

14 1 2011

Presentation on REWINDItalia at Symposium Cinema e Diversita Culturali, Palladium, Roma Tre, Roma, 29th Nov- December 1st, 2011.

Role: Member
Activity: Invited talk

29 11 2012

Practice-Based Research and the REF2014

Role: Participant
Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

23 10 2012

Peer Review for Research Outputs, for UGC Hong Kong RAE 2014

Role: Examiner
Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

 9 2013

Peer Reviewer - ISEA (International Society for the Electronic Arts)

Role: Reviewer
Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

  2009

Now That's What I Call Pluralism!

Role: Keynote/plenary speaker
Activity: Participation in conference

19 3 2015

Material Futures

Role: Speaker
Activity: Participation in conference

30 6 2017