Tom Scott gained a BA (Hons) Fine Art in Film from Hull School of Art and Design. After graduating in 1983, he was part of a group of filmmakers, artists, theorists and musicians that formed the artist collective Hull Time-Based Arts (HTBA). Throughout its existence HTBA (1984–2006) contributed a boundary-pushing dynamic to the art world, becoming one of Europe’s leading commissioners of live and new technology art. Scott was a committee member and the organisation’s treasurer until the mid-1990s when he left to complete an MA in Art and Design at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, and co-found BellArtLabs. Tom’s artworks have been presented at Tate Britain, Dean Clough (Halifax), Lovebytes (Sheffield), Wro Festival (Poland), and Radiophrenia (Glasgow), among others. He has taught multimedia, animation and audio, and was a senior lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford and Cambridge. Based in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, Tom is currently developing a series of works exploring his life and travels on the east coast, from the north east to the Thames Estuary.
Chris Mizsak combines a filmic and DJ approach in his art practice. Much of his work explores the alchemical qualities of the Super 8 film format through a practice encompassing expanded cinema, installation, performance, sound and music. As a member of the Cambridge Super 8 Group, since 2010, he has actively been involved in preserving analogue filmmaking as a crucial art form through screenings, festivals, and workshops. In collaboration with Smiths Row in Bury St Edmunds (now defunct), Chris co-curated Flicker: Artists and Super 8 in 2013—a major art-film exhibition showcasing international artists past and present who have worked with small gauge film. After completing a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Time-Based Media) at the University of Humberside, School of Art and Design, Hull, in 1995, Chris spent a number of years working for an independent music recording studio in Cambridgeshire. During this time he began producing electronic music and creating remixes for different artists. He has presented works and performed live at various events, such as AVE Festival (Arnhem, Netherlands), Stadthausforum Peto (Cologne, Germany), Clazz (Tallinn, Estonia) and the Cambridge Festival of Looping (UK).
Working with text, spoken word, sound, video and Super 8 film, Tony Scott takes slender glances at the worlds in which we inhabit; welding together storylines which weave their way through layered landscapes. A new vista emerges as singular embodiments of a vision that allows us, if not total realisation then a momentary glimpse of that which is held close and true. A world made up of the composites of disembodied zones—in part truth, in part fiction. Born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tony began his career as a social documentary photographer before joining the photography department at Hull School of Art and Design. Tony’s work has been presented at the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, Ferens Live Art Space (Hull), Leeds Film Festival, Southern Cross University (Lismore, Australia), Kino Club (Manchester), and on Radiophrenia (Glasgow).
Colin Dewar: is an artist, filmmaker and inventor whose fascination with automata and analogue electronics has resulted in the creation of interactive light and sound installations. His short films often employ the Straight 8 competition rules of ‘one film cartridge, one-take, edited in-camera’. His Super 8 shorts Everything But (2007) and Lux Flux (2011) are both highly regarded—the former featured in a Straight 8 selection shown at the Cannes Film Festival. A featured artist in Flicker: Artist and Super 8 (2013), Colin installed his Random Art Generator, a modified Super 8 projector incorporating inkjet technology and microcontrollers, which dispense droplets of ink directly to blank Super 8 film, thus creating abstract projected film art. In 2014, he presented Kairos, a site-specific light window installation at John Lewis in Cambridge, as part of the e-Luminate festival. In partnership with US-based green-tech innovators Fusion Optix, Colin produced randomized sequences of flashing lights, which occasionally displayed the correct time as a digital 24hr clock face. In 2019, Colin presented a number of Light Experiments at Cambridge Artworks.