Jem Mackay

Jem Mackay is the course leader for MA Film & Television (Online) at Falmouth University. He is a filmmaker, researcher and artist who has been exploring collaborative systems within creative projects for the last fifteen years. He studied audio-visual communication at St Martins School of Art; received a distinction for his MA in Digital Arts at University of Arts, London; and completed his PhD at Falmouth University, looking at non-hierarchy through open-source approaches to distributed filmmaking. In his time, he has experimented with a number of collaborative art events in non-art public venues. He initiated several art collectives including Explosure in Brixton and the House Art Gallery in Camberwell, London, which was an artist-led exhibition space that showed works by local artists but also exhibited pieces by more well-known artists such as Sir Terry Frost and Anthony Gormley alongside. He has also written a chapter entitled The Philosophical Importance of Collaboration in a collection of writings by artists entitled Philosophy of Art and has represented Falmouth University in several conferences worldwide including an AHRC funded project called The University of the Village, which was a pedagogical exploration of rural communities accessing university knowledge and practice.


Years ago, Jem Mackay met Paterson whilst working on a film. Here they reunite to discuss her career as a female filmmaker.


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