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Samuel Meech

Lecturer, Studio Arts

Samuel Meech
Philip Robbins - @philip_norman_robbins/
Office: S-EV 6785  
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4620

About Me

I'm an artist and researcher, originally from Huddersfield, UK. I previously taught at Manchester School of Art, and Liverpool School of Art and Design.

My artistic and research interests include video feedback systems and site specific projection; combining machine knitted textiles with digital aesthetics; community arts and collaborative design; craftivism and gentrification; critical analysis of artistic and academic labor. I also make extensive use of highlights

I have installed giant optical feedback installations in public spaces, knitted protest banners and waterfalls, built two community cinemas, cast concrete grave stones and giant iron fidget spinners, published five volumes of poetry gleaned from turgid academic meetings, and inadvertantly founded a fashion label for encrypted knitwear. I also once hosted a 24 hour marathon screening of Groundhog Day (something I never intend to repeat).

Teaching activities

Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts)

2021 - 2022 (Fall & Winter)

  • IMCA 210 Introduction to Video Production
  • IMCA 331 Intermedia and Interventionist Performance Practices
  • IMCA 332 Intermedia, Performance Practices and Performative Video
  • IMCA 400 Advanced Practices in Video, Performance and Electronic Arts

2022 (Winter only)
  • IMCA 210 Introduction to Video Production
  • IMCA 400 Advanced Practices in Video, Performance and Electronic Arts
  • IMCA 610 MFA Studio - Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts)


Fabrications: Using Knitted Artworks to Challenge Developers’ Narratives of Regeneration and Recognise Manchester’s South Asian Working Class Textiles Businesses

(2022) TEXTILE: CLOTH & CULTURE Special Issue - 'Unraveling Contemporary Knitting) -

Video in the Abyss - In the context of the digital, is analogue video feedback still useful as an approach to making art?

(2019) Master of Arts by Research thesis - read here

Research activities

8 Hours Labour - Limited Term Appointment (2023)
Durational knitting performance - IMPAKT gallery, NL

Écran De Veille / Screen Savour (2021)
Generative video feedback installation - Quartier des Spectacle, Montreal

Unstable Intermediated Forms
(with Rob Feulner)
video feedback installation - Agence TOPO, Montreal

Tricot Animé (2021)
anaimated knit mural - Verdun, Montreal

Poème d'Écran / Screen Poem (2020)
interactive generative text installation for multiple screens - Montreal; Barnsley (UK)

La Lune est... / The Moon Is... (2020)
interactive generative text installation  for cuicurlar projection -  Montreal; Barnsley (UK)

Video Culture / Chroma Culture (2020)
Interactive chomatic feedback installation - Newlyn Art Gallery, UK

Portals (2019)
Interactive feedback installation - Touring, UK

Écran de Veille (2022)
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