Former Film, Exhibition & Curation student Heath Iverson has been invited to curate a series of films about environmental activism at this years Venice Biennale, which is very exciting. The project is in its initial stages, but we will post further details as we get them. But that’s not all Heath has been up to. He is still pursuing his PhD in film studies at St Andrews, where he’s researching experimental cinema and its connection to landscape and environmental issues. He’s teaching undergraduate modules in film theory and has presented papers at several conferences, including the recent event hosted by the Eurpean Network for Cinema Studies, where he gave a talk on ecological themes in contemporary British Artists cinema. Additionally, several of his own short films were screened at an event entitled ‘Dispatches from Abstract Currents’ (http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2013/04/05/dispatches-from-abstract-currents) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This summer, he will be working for 40 Frames, an archive and on going resource for 16mm filmmakers. (http://www.40frames.org/)
You go Heath!
Also, former student Corey Boling sent us a link to a video of the work he is involved with at Tribeca in New York. It looks like fun.