COLIN PEARCE Biography Artist with extensive experience as artist and curator of Public Art commissions and live art projects (especially site specific artist-led ones) with specialisms in video installation and large format image projection and architectural lighting. 1990-1995 1995-1997 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2005 2005-2006 Founder member of radical artist collective Fine Rats International. Commissioned video artist for The Seachange Initiative, East Anglia. Artist for The Gallery in the Trees project, Birmingham. Bristol Legible City Launch Artist Commission, Bristol. Optima Housing Association, Year of the Artist commission. Architectural Lighting proposal for Capital of Culture Bid. Gallery 37 Artist in Residence Public Art commission for Six Ways Gateway, Erdington Chair of Management of Birmingham Centre for Media Arts, now VIVID (1994-99). Selected Works 2006 2005 2005 2003 2002 2001 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1998 1997 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 UNTITLED architectural LED lighting design, MADE offices, Eastside. BARCODE decorative design for façade to Gallery 37 Building. SECOND GLANCE architectural lighting of 4 towerblocks, Kings Norton. CHATTYLINES design for exterior of mobile library vans in Staffordshire. BRIGHT architectural lighting of 2 tower blocks, YOTA. WALKIETALKIE pavement art project , Bristol City centre. DOPPELGANGER laser projection along canal commissioned by Ikon Gallery. SCENERY multi-monitor surveillance installation, The Lickey Hills Country park. SCANNERS intelligent light installation for International Convention Centre. OUR COMPANIONSIP WITH THE WINDS (2), exploding poetry, BBC tv commission. TEMPLE architectural projection for Optima Housing Association. MODERN ART IS LIGHT large format moving projection onto Ikon Gallery. OUR COMPANIONSIP WITH THE WINDS architectural projection at Artsfest. RAPTURE OF THE DEEP, short underwater film for Anglia TV. OUT OF THE BLUE sequence of video installations for multi artfrom opera. SWEET TRACK REVISITED, film animation for Whitechapel Gallery TRANSMISSION photographic installation of E. Anglian coast taken to Denmark. MANRIDING various video works for an exhibition at a redundant coalmine. COLOSSUS multiple video image projection for Under Spaghetti Junction. NATURAL SELECTION video installation for exhibition in a ruined towerblock. CHICKEN AND EGG video installation for Telford New Town exhibition. SWEET TRACK film animation for Fine Rats International’s first exhibition. Selected Exhibitions and Projects 2006 2006 2005 2005 2004 2004 2003 2003 2002 2001 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1997 SPIRAL Public Art commission, Six Ways Island, Erdington. LIGHT FESTIVAL Architectural lighting of MADE building, Eastside. GALLERY 37 Glass Public Art Project, Artist in Residence, Gallery 37 Birmingham 3X-KN Architectural lighting, Kings Norton, Birmingham City council commission. THE WINDOW Birmingham Artists site specific exhibition, Birmingham SMALL WORKS Periscope gallery, Birmingham. DESIGN ON THE MOVE Staffordshire Libraries commission for vehicle design. REPERTORIO tv installations, Birmingham and Milan, Italy . BIRMINGHAM WORKS Birmigham Artists exhibition at the former Chuck Works. BRISTOL LEGIBLE CITY Launch Artist Public Art Commission. AS IT IS Laser installation for Ikon Gallery exhibition - off-site projects. AFTER DARK The Lickey Hills Country Park, West Midlands REVOLUTION, First Weekend, International Convention Centre, Birmingham. BINARY PROPOSITIONS, Birmingham and Lahti, Finland. RIVER OF LIGHT. Architectural projection, Albert Dock, Liverpool. LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS, Live Art Commission for BBC Network Television . APPARITIONS, Artsfest 99- Showcase for the Arts in Birmingham. PUBLIC PROJECTIONS, Artsfest 98. Showcase for the Arts in Birmingham. TRAVEL LIGHT light installation, Birmingham Art Trust . 1997 OUT OF THE BLUE video commission Crescendo97, The Year of Opera and Music. 1997 BULL, Video for Fine Rats International with Carta Blanca, Madrid. 1996 SPIN video exhibition at the Birmingham International Film Festival. 1996 SEEING THE LIGHT, the London Film Makers Co-op, The Whitechapel Gallery. 1996 S.O.S. projection installation , Great Yarmouth, East Anglia UK. 1995 TRANSMISSION, photographic installation, Esjberg, Denmark 1995 DOWN THE DRAIN, FRI with Australian artists 1994 UN-EARTH, Fine Rats International at Coalville, Leicestershire. 1993 UNDER SPAGHETTI JUNCTION,. Fine Rats International , Birmingham UK. 1992 OUT OF ORDER, Fine Rats International 1991 VACANT POSSESSION, Fine Rats International Telford newtown, Staffs. 1991 UNDER THE M5, Fine Rats International, Smethwick West Midlands. 1990 INTO THE NIGHT, Fine Rats International, The Custard Factory, Digbeth 1990 THE END video installations for opera, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. Awards 1997 1996 West Midlands Arts Development Award British Gas Working with Cities award for The Seachange Initiative, Gt. Yarmouth. 1993 National Arts Collection Fund UK, nomination for an outstanding contribution to the Visual Arts for Under Spaghetti Junction.