neil armstrong

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation artist and designer
Location newcastle upon tyne, tyne and wear, United Kingdom
Introduction My work has at its core a concern for the inherent contradiction between image making and the impossibility of holding time. Being engaged in the perpetual construction of history fuels what I do. I predominantly use video and photography, but will use other media when appropriate to the subject - having written music and made all manner of artefacts to bring a piece into being. I was an early adopter of open reel b/w video production in the mid 70’s, with occasional residencies at broadcast TV stations and educational departments, notably 18months at Brighton Poly as the Arts Council’s Video Artist in residence. During the 80’s I exhibited and toured my work extensively around the world and, amongst many others, had my work shown in the ICA, Tate, Air and Serpentine galleries in the UK, and in many international festivals globally. Much of my work in the 90’s was commercial – working with computer graphics and 3D animation. I received an RTS award for television graphics in 1996 and was a winner of the Fuji professional distinctions photography awards in 2003/04. Video Work purchased by the National Gallery of Canada and the British Film Institute.