TONY SINDEN Artist: 1943-2009. Resident in the UK and Greece.

1966: Independent of the Art School system began to experiment with film, sound and expanded cinema. 1970-1979: With funding and recognition of his early work from the British Film Institute and Arts Council of Great Britain produced a body of experimental films, exhibited at ‘major’ international venues and avant-garde film festivals: NFT, Oberhausen, Melbourne, Knokke-Heist, Millenium NY, Arsonal Berlin, Vienna, Chicago, Edinburgh. Along with Keen, Hall, Raban, Hill, Haselden, Dye and others pioneered expanded cinema, film-video and television installations in the gallery context: ICA, Tate, Serpentine, Arnolfini, Third Eye, Acme and Hayward Galleries.

Taught and contributed to the development of film, video, theory and practice as a fine-art at several BA Fine Art Degree Courses: Wolverhampton Polytechnic, Maidstone College of Art and London College of Printing. 1980 –1984: invited to teach film history, installation practice and MFA seminars at the San Francisco Art Institute. Exhibited film and site-specific installations at The Athol McBean Gallery, SFAI, Berkeley Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Langton Street Gallery, The Cinemateque and San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.

1985-1992: returned to UK, appointed Head of Combined Media Fine Art, Polytechnic of East London (UEL), co-created HOUSEWATCH, artist group working with moving image concepts in the urban environment “Cinematic Architecture”. Solo installation at Camerawork, HOUSEWATCH Tour of three urban sites, London, Edinburgh, Bath Arts and Brighton International Arts Festival, South Bank. HOUSEWATCH tour of three sites: Kyoto, Kobe and Art Tower, Mito, Japan.

Recent work, exhibitions and publications
1994-1999: Installation Commission (with Lulu Quinn, Stan Steele), Queen Elizabeth Hall, HOUSEWATCH, LUX, Hoxton Square. Solo Video Triptych commissioned for Durham Cathedral. Film Installation (with Ian Bourn) commissioned for Canary Wharf Tower. Solo Video Commission for ArtSway, Solo Tour-Screening of Video Diptychs and Triptychs at LUX, Berkeley Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Yurba Buena Center for the Arts, Cinematheque, SFAI.

2000: Awarded research from AHRB, production of video installation Dichotomy, filmed on location, Yosemite National Park. Two early film works This Surface (AC 1972) and Edge (AC 1973 with David Hall) selected for the ‘major’ survey exhibition of British Conceptual Art (1960’s/1970’s): Live in Your Head at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2000). Tony Sinden: Early experimental film works (AC & BFI 1972/1976) Arnolfini Cinema, Bristol (2000). Fountainhead: video triptych exhibited in Light Shift, Forest of Dean Sculpture Park (2001). Appointed Artist in Residence at Durham Cathedral (2002/2003)

2003: Awarded ‘major’ funding from ACE National Touring to produce Everything Must Go: Tony Sinden – Installation, video and film a new series of moving image sculptural installations Cool Room (AC 2003), Discontinued Lines (AC 2003), Void Fill (AC 2003), Chroma Blue (AC 2003), Elevation (AC 2003) + Dichotomy (AC 2001-2003) exhibited at Durham Museum & Art Gallery (2003), Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland University (2003), ArtSway, Contemporary Arts in the New Forrest (2003) The Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University (2003).

Another Aspect/Another Time (AC 1979) selected for “1979” at Bloomberg Space, London (2005) survey of experimental works from the he first British Art Show originally exhibited at the Hayward Gallery. Behold, vertical devices (1974) early video installation exhibited at Dundee Contemporary Arts (2006). Cool Room (2003) installation/performance, Angles of Projection, The Triangle Gallery, Chelsea College of Art (2006), Roman Portraits: turning the pages (1988), Analogue: Pioneering Video from UK, Canada and Poland (1966-88), Tate Britain + other UK and international venues (2006/2007). Behold, vertical devices (1974), early video installation selected for ‘major’ survey of international video art: Embodied Time, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland (2007). TONY SINDEN: DELUGE, Installation and selection of moving image works (AC & BFI 1972-2003), solo exhibition, Galerie Barjac, Barjac, France (2007), Edge (AC 1973 with David Hall), early experimental film, screened in double bill with Django Kill! (1967): BFI Program at The National Film Theatre (2007).

Selected catalogues and related publications: Expanded Cinema, Tony Sinden and Jeff Keen, Brighton Film Theatre (1970), Experimental Film programme, BFI, NFT (1970), A Survey of Avant-Garde Film, Gallery House, Edited by Rossetta Brooks (1972) The Video Show, Serpentine (1975), Festival of Expanded Cinema, ICA Cat, Intro by Deke Dusenberre (1975), BFI Productions, cat (1976), Expanded Cinema, Arnolfini cat (1976), Five Films by Tony Sinden and David Hall, Survey of Avant-Garde Film, Hayward Gallery (1977), Kunstmesse, Vienna, Film Programme, Peter Weibel, cat (1977), Tony Sinden, Summer Show, Serpentine, cat (1979) Hayward Annual, Interview by Bill Furlong (1979), Mixage, cat, Rotterdam (1980), Film by Tony Sinden/David Hall, Paris Biennale, cat (1980), Tony Sinden: Film Installation, SFAI, Caroline Savage-Lee, Art Monthly (1981), Housewatch, Tour of Japan (1992), Fallow Field: Flux, Cat, Jeni Walwin, South Bank (1994) Approaching the Dissolve, Durham Cathedral, Cat (1995), British Film and Video Artists: AC Pub, Tony Sinden and HOUSEWATCH, Jeni Walwin, Edited by David Curtis (1996), Deluge: in audio-visual space, catalogue ArtSway (1998) introduction and essays by Richard Cork and Helen Waters. Live In Your Head: Concept and Experiment in Great Britain (1965-1975), Catalogue, Whitechapel Art Gallery (2000), edited by Clive Phillpot and Andrea Tarsia, Working with New Media in The Visual Arts, Tony Sinden, Seminar Publication, Gateshead, edited by Roger Wollen (2002), Tony Sinden: Everything Must Go: catalogue of installation, video and film work published (2003), with essays by A L Rees, Jeffrey Skoller and Eric Bainbridge + artists statement, edited by Judith Winter (available from CORNERHOUSE ISBN: 1873757743), Experimental Film and Video, An Anthology, edited by Jackie Hatfield (2006), Art in-sight, artists’ film, video and installation, Filmwaves 31, edited by Ken Wilder and Adam Kossoff (2006), Analogue, Pioneering Video, catalogue edited by Chris Meigh-Andrews and Catherine Elwis (2006), Tony Sinden: DELUGE, French translation of selected text and essays, edited by Avril Hodges, Galerie Barjac, France (2007).

Early experimental film work in the archive collections of the British Film Institute, Arts Council, MOMA, NY, New York, San Francisco Art Institute, Fine Art Department at Sunderland University, Galerie Barjac, Barjac France. Film, video, various media together with documentation stored and available for study at the British Film and Video Artists Study Collection, Central Saint Martins; REWIND, Visual Research Center, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland; Analogue, Pioneering Video from UK Canada and Poland (1968-88), University of Central Lancashire.