Dr Jem Mackay
Senior Technician, The School of Film & Television
Dr Jem Mackay is a filmmaker/artist who has been exploring collaborative systems within creative projects for the last sixteen years. He studied audio-visual communication at St Martins School of Art; and has just completed his PhD at Falmouth University, looking at non-hierarchy through open-source approaches to distributed filmmaking. He was previously awarded a distinction for his MA in Digital Art from the University of the Arts London and has experimented with group art events in non-art public venues. He initiated several art collectives including Explosure and the House Art Gallery in London, which was an artist-led exhibition space that showed works by Sir Terry Frost and Anthony Gormley alongside local artists. He has also written a chapter entitled The Philosophical Importance of Collaboration in a collection of writings by artists entitled Philosophy of Art. He is the senior technician for the School of Film & Television at Falmouth University.