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David Bickerstaff

David Bickerstaff

United Kingdom / Website

Biography

David Bickerstaff is an artist and award-winning filmmaker who founded Atomictv in 1997 as an umbrella organisation for developing digital art projects and collaborations. His CD-roms and video works such as Channel 14, Muhammad Speaks, Forró, Braunschweig Tourist, and Heavy Water: a film for Chernobyl have been shown both in Britain and internationally. He is currently the Creative Director at Newangle Productions, producing video installations and interactives for museums and visitor attractions. He has won various awards for his projects including an Insight Award for Excellence from the National Association of Film and Digital Media Artists in the United States and was a member of the 2004 BAFTA judging panel for Interactive Art.
David’s video and immersive works have been selected for various festivals including onedotzero (London and world tour), Sonar (Spain), Champ Libre (Montreal), FILE (Sao Paulo), with recent screenings at Tate Modern, Festival International du Film sur L'Art, Montreal and the documentary fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Filmography:

Half Life: A Journey to Chernobyl - together with Phil Grabsky (39´, UK, 2006)
Těžká voda: Film pro Černobyl/ Heavy Water: A Film For Chernobyl - together with Phil Grabsky (52´, UK, 2006)
Making War Horse - together with Phil Grabsky (48´, UK, 2009)

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Heavy Water: A Film For Chernobyl

Heavy Water: A Film For Chernobyl (Orig.) / 2007 / Ukraine, United Kingdom / 52 min

Using works from Mario Petrucci’s award-winning book-length poem for Chernobyl, Heavy Water, the film tells the story of the explosion and its catastrophic aftermath.

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