Michael Mazière

Dr Michael Mazière is an artist and curator whose research encompasses the production of artworks, the curation of exhibitions, lecturing and writing about artists’ film and video. Maziere exhibits his films and videos internationally, venues include the Tate Gallery, London and MOMA, New York. He is represented by the Lux, London, the New York Film-maker’s Co-operative and Light Cone, Paris, France.

Mazière’s work as a curator in both cinemas and galleries has sought to interrogate artists’ film and video as a specific historical and international practice, and to question its relationship with both narrative cinema and traditional fine art projects. Recent curated exhibitions include NOW, Chantal Akerman, 2015; Victor Burgin, 2013; Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, 2013; David Hall, 2012; Anthony McCall, 2011. His latest curated exhibition was CASEBOOKS: Six contemporary artists and an extraordinary medical archive including artists Jasmina Cibic, Federico Díaz, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Rémy Markowitsch, Lindsay Seers and Tunga. 

Mazière writes regularly on the subject of artists’ film and video and has produced research on its development. He was on the editorial board and co-editor of journals Undercut and Independent Media and has contributed to journals such as Art in Sight, Performance and Felix. He completed an anthology of writing on artists film and video for Wallflower Press. His own work has featured in seminal books on artists film and video such as Curtis David, A History of Artists Film and Video in Britain, Catherine Elwes, Video Art: A Guided Tour, AL Rees A History of Experimental Film and Video by and Nicky Hamlyn, The Film Art Phenomena. He is Co-editor of MIRAJ.

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Film and Media

Film and media research is a long standing area of excellence at CREAM, and leads the field for interdisciplinary approaches to moving image practices and their discourses. CREAM research ranges from experimental documentary to moving image installations of international renown.