Sam James

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Video Artist/Projection Designer/Dance Filmmaker
Location, Sydney, Australia
Introduction Samuel James has been a projection designer for contemporary performance companies and independent dancers for twenty years. He has collaborated on approximately 250 performance works ranging from works premiering in the major Australian Festivals to developments with experimental, independent companies such as Too Close to the Sun, My Darling Patricia, De Quincey Company and Theatre Kantanka. He has received five Australia Council New Media and Visual Arts grants for his independent work and participated in international residencies in Reykjavik, Finland, The Banff Centre, Glasgow, Calcutta and Berlin developing and presenting performative video works. In 2006 he won Best Dance Film at the Australian Dance Awards for a project with choreographer Julie-Anne Long. Large scale exhibitions include: Amygdala - Fear Conditioning Artspace, Sydney, 2010, Nightshifters Performance Space 2010, Artifact Cartoons at The Tanks Arts Centre Cairns 2013 and Dream Shelving at Campbelltown Arts Centre 2011. He completed an MFA Research at COFA UNSW on Digital Animism in 2012.