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Tim Meacham

Lecturer in Fine Art, Partner College Liaison Officer

 

Tim Meacham is a practising artist whose work broadly investigates architectural space through sound, light and movement.

Tim Meacham is a practising artist whose work broadly investigates architectural space through sound, light and movement. Current work penetrates the surface skin of interior architecture, exploring ideas of scale and inner space. The work often emanates from and is rooted in domestic space. Installations extend from the studio becoming part of the house, exploring the house as object.

Tim moved back to Kent from London with his family in 2002 and has helped develop a range of working links in the area, which include the Stour Valley Creative Partnership, LV21, Rochester Guildhall Museum, Turner Contemporary, Whitstable Biennale and local authorities. He has work in collections in this country and abroad.

 

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Selectedexhibitions/research outputs

2016 Localism and Legacy: Sound installation made from 1st World war artefacts, Faversham.

2016 Sticky Thick: Thinking through Practice. Practice Research Forum, Whitstable Biennale.

2016 Uncommon Chemistry The Observer Building, Hastings

2015 Sonorama project with Claudia Molitor, Turner Contemporary and Southeastern trains

2014 Artmoves QE Olympic Park London: Interactive art piece.

2014 Tone Festival Chatham: performative installation.

2013 Symposium of Acoustic Ecology Chatham Dockyard: sound installation.

2013 Art in Romney Marsh: Commissioned artist, live sound installation.                                                               

2013 Curious: Site specific installation Norwood London.

2012 Curious: Site specific installation Norwood London.

2010 From the Darkness: Brighton Festival Deaths and Entrances: St Mary's Church, Faversham.

 

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Tim Meacham’s teaching is interdisciplinary and practice led, he has extensive practical experience in education working across a range of levels and disciplines including Architecture and 3D Design. He also develops and delivers educational workshops for museums and schools. He works across all 3 years of the Fine Art BA. He works practically and conceptually across media, specialising in sculpture and installation. He is currently the 3rd year module convenor and delivers a 2nd year module, which takes practice outside the gallery considering place and site.

Before joining Kent in 2010 he worked at several universities as a visiting and senior lecturer which include the Architects Association, Buckinghamshire University, The City Lit and UCA.

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Tim is currently undertaking a practice based PhD in fine art. Research areas include haptic listening and the relationship between human touch and hearing, with particular focus on our experience of the physical world through surface. He created Vibrissa,devices which “play” surfaces through cat’s whiskers, converting surface texture into sound through physical touch.

Current research considers the house as a “skin” and resulting installations penetrate, describe and activate the spaces of interior domestic architecture, exploring ideas of scale and inner space through movement and sound. Installations extend from the studio becoming part of the house, exploring the house as object.                                                                                                                              

Current research projects include:

The sound of Ballardian space. Collaboration with Dr Jeanette Baxter, Anglia Ruskin University

The Promise of Immersion; CHASE research cluster

Eastgate House Rochester; Sonification project

 

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