Simon Fildes Katrina McPherson
Since 2004
Works in Glenferness, Hawaii United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Katrina McPherson
Katrina McPherson is an award-winning video dance-maker whose works have been shown at festivals across the world including Pace, Sense-8 and the award-winning Moment and more recently 'The Truth' and There's Something You Should Know. 'Moment' was awarded the prestigious 'Best Screen Choreography' award at the IMZ Dance Screen Festival. Katrina graduated from the Laban Centre, London, in 1988, before going to complete a post-graduate diploma in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. Since then, she has combined her exploration of dance on screen within an arts context with a career producing and directing arts programmes for broadcast. she directed Catching the Tide a half hour documentary for Scottish TV's This Scotland series, which was produced by Goat Media Ltd, the Highland-based production company that Katrina runs with her partner Simon Fildes. Katrina and Simon also collaborate on art works, such as the recent, which is dance made for the web and they are currently in production of, an interactive video dance installation and website which was launched at the ICA, London, in February 2006. Katrina's continued interest is in the creation and dissemination of movement based work for the screen. She continues to explore the creative possibilities of dance and the moving image, looking for new approaches and ways to communicate. Katrina and Simon also edit and curate a web portal for all things relating to video dance. Katrina's experience and insight in her field was recognised in 2002 when she was awarded the Scottish Arts Council's Creative Scotland Award to write a work-book for video dance. �Making Video Dance� was published by Routledge in April 2006.

Simon Fildes completed a Biology degree at Stirling University before going on to complete a post-graduate diploma in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. He has edited many video-dance works directed by Katrina McPherson. In 2000, Simon was awarded one of the Scotland Year of the Artist residencies, Simon collaborated with Katrina McPherson making two new web dance works at funded by the Scottish Arts Council and AltW and made a series of work for the New Media Scotland 'Remote' residencies project in the Highlands of Scotland. In 2004 he was New Dynamics artist in residence for the Highland Council in Alness and Ardnamurchan, creating new videos, site specific installations and a new web work �Ardnamurchan Zillij�. Simon has been Shortlisted for Creative Scotland Awards 2006

Katrina and Simon are currently lecturers and researchers at the School of Media Arts and imaging University of Dundee, Scotland UK
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call for papers and proposals

The second international Opensource: {Videodance} symposium.
Universal Hall Arts Centre, Findhorn Foundation Community, Morayshire, Scotland
20th- 24th November 2007.

Screen dance is a rapidly expanding area of artistic, academic and curatorial activity worldwide. Inherent in screen dance practice is the interface and collaboration between dance artists and media arts practitioners. Opensource: {Videodance} 2007 is an open symposium for artists, academics, curators and producers coming together, to share ideas and work, network and debate, and provide a valuable platform for current issues in the area of screen dance practice to come to the surface.

Building on the strengths of the 2006 event, this symposium expressly aims to place current screen dance practice in a wider theoretical and critical context and to bring people from the collaborating disciplines together in a way that rarely happens, in order to impact significantly and positively on the lives and work of the participating individuals. The vision is to create an exciting and supportive place for people to engage, talk, hang out, relax, think, and listen, and to enable the spontaneous and dynamic unfolding of events. The programme for the four days will be a mixture of pre-arranged presentations and open forums initiated by the participants. Whilst the greater part of the timetable will be dedicated to allowing the participants to initiate and following though discussion, we will again approach a select few artists/academics to give special presentations/lectures designed to inspire and provoke thought beyond the direct concerns of the participants. In addition, this year we are inviting proposals for limited number of presentations.

Call for proposals:

Seminar and Paper proposals are invited for presentation from authors
(Academics and practitioners) of investigations into the interfaces of screen dance to one of the following formats:
Academic research paper,
Reports on practice-based work,
Curated screening of work.

We encourage contributions that are related to all aspects of screen dance practice including interdisciplinary approaches in performance, architecture, music, literature, visual arts, and new media but particular preference will be given to those exploring the outcomes of the first Opensource {Videodance} symposium in 2006, notably the ‘draft (hu)manifesto’ available to read at

All proposals will be peer-reviewed and selected based on their quality, originality, and potential for further discourse and appropriateness for the symposium. Paper Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted no later than June 30, 2007. Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 30, 2007. Those selected will be invited to submit their presentation for publication in the first issue of The Screendance Journal. email:

Due to the open nature of this symposium presentation slots are limited therefore we are interested in inviting speakers who will be able to engage fully with the wider aims of the event.

Produced by Bodysurf Scotland and . Funded and supported by Scottish Arts Council and The School of Media Arts and Imaging, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

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Chair of Contemporary Media Arts & Imaging

University of Dundee
Chair of Contemporary Media Arts & Imaging
Reference: DJ/1595/
Closing date: 9 February 2007
Alongside Fine Art and Design, Media Arts & Imaging forms the new
partnership of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design