Kerry Stewart

Kerry Stewart is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Mixed Media at University of Westminster. She is known for her work with sculpture and performance. Kerry’s solo shows include CCA, Glasgow; Royal Festival Hall, London; Tate Liverpool Project Space, London; Marion Boeski Gallery, New York; Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin; DA2 (Salamanca), Spain, among others. Kerry has been involved with Grizedale Arts in projects and shows in Tokyo, Grizedale and PS1 New York, and took part in both New Contemporaries and the British Art Show.

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Art and Society

Explored through performance, installation, and ceramics, and between art and science, the diverse practices of CREAM researchers in this area are drawn together for their emphasis on critical and collective engagements with the question and role of art and society.

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Mariana Cunha

Mariana Cunha is a Lecturer in Screen Studies. Her interdisciplinary research explores the role of nature and the nonhuman in contemporary global cinema and moving image-based art, with a special focus on Latin America. It engages with the relationship between ecology and the afterlives of colonialism, and how it comes to bear on contemporary filmmaking and artistic practices.

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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.

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Sally Anne Gross

Sally Anne Gross is Principal Lecturer in Music Business Management and Course Leader of the MA Music Business Management. Sally Anne’s research covers issues of gender equality, diversity and inclusivity, and mental health. 

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Paula Gortazar

Paula Gortazar is a Lecturer and photography researcher, artist and writer. Paula’s artistic practice explores the relation between art and politics. She is particularly interested in the aesthetics of the political, as well as in contemporary forms of censorship and surveillance in the Western world.  

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Photography

We understand photography as a broad inter-disciplinary field of study based on the photographic image, set within the distinct but overlapping networks of visual art, culture and media practice. Current focus includes contemporary art, social media, digital imaging, politics and big data networks.

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Kirsten Hermes

Kirsten Hermes is Senior Lecturer in Music Performance Technology. Her research contributes towards measuring and modelling the perceived quality of music mixes and the development of tools that enhance creativity. Kirsten is also a music producer / electronica artist.

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Gregory Sporton

Gregory Sporton is Professor and Head of Westminster School of Arts, who originally trained as a dancer and has worked for dance and opera companies around the world. Prior to becoming WSA Head of School he has been Head of Research and Graduate School at Laban Centre London (now part of TrinityLaban Conservatiore); Professor at Birmingham City University where he founded the Visualisation Research Unit; and Professor of Digital Creativity at the University of Greenwich where he founded and led the Department of Creative Professions and Digital Arts. Gregory’s research publications cover a diverse range, including the 2015 book Digital Creativity: Something from Nothing (Palgrave Macmillan), and he works on dance, technology in the creative sphere, and early Soviet period aesthetics.  

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Art and Society

Explored through performance, installation, and ceramics, and between art and science, the diverse practices of CREAM researchers in this area are drawn together for their emphasis on critical and collective engagements with the question and role of art and society.

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Eileen Perrier

Eileen Perrier is a Senior Lecturer and photographer. Her work has been widely exhibited since 1999, including The Photographers’ Gallery, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, and the touring exhibition Africa Remix whose venues included Hayward Gallery and Centre Pompidou. 

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Photography

We understand photography as a broad inter-disciplinary field of study based on the photographic image, set within the distinct but overlapping networks of visual art, culture and media practice. Current focus includes contemporary art, social media, digital imaging, politics and big data networks.

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Danielle Sprecher

Danielle Sprecher is a dress historian and curator at the Westminster Menswear Archive. She is particularly interested in the use of methodologies such as object study and oral history to reveal the richness and diversity of men’s experiences and relationships with their clothing in the past. Her research also investigates the relationships between design, production and consumption of fashion and clothing with an emphasis on mass produced and everyday dress. 

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George Clark

George Clark is an artist, writer and curator. His films have exhibited at festivals and museums internationally. Bridging curatorial and artistic practice, George Clark’s work explores the history of images and how they are governed by culture and technology as well as social and political conditions. He is co-founder of the West Java West Yorkshire Cooperative Movement, a collaborative project with the Jatiwangi Art Factory and Pavilion.

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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.

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David Moore

David Moore is Principal Lecturer for Documentary Photography and Photojournalism and a widely published and exhibited practitioner who uses expanded documentary modes to observe state and social apparatus with photography, performance and moving image. His practice considers the agency of the subject within historical and contemporary contexts, and the effect of corporate or political hegemony as expressed or made visible in a variety of contexts. 

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Photography

We understand photography as a broad inter-disciplinary field of study based on the photographic image, set within the distinct but overlapping networks of visual art, culture and media practice. Current focus includes contemporary art, social media, digital imaging, politics and big data networks.

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