I have been a curator for most of my career, at the National Portrait Gallery, Barbican Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), organising exhibitions about film, television and digital culture.
I have had a lifelong interest in video games and most recently curated Game Masters at ACMI in Melbourne, which toured to Edinburgh.
In 2014 I developed Digital Revolution at the Barbican Centre, London, the first exhibition to highlight the growth of digital arts practice since the 1950s. It featured large-scale digital installations such as Chris Milk’s iconic Treachery of Sanctuary and new digital works by Matt Pyke and Will.i.am.
I am now working at the British Film Institute and have developed BFI Digital Futures, live events exploring creative technologies in film, video games, visual effects and digital animation. We’ve recently explored virtual reality and performance capture.
The values enshrined in Magna Carta are as relevant today as they were 800 years ago, and it is important for us to mark the anniversary with a series of powerful artworks which communicate our strong belief in human rights.