Gill Addison is an artist/filmmaker and academic, she lives and works in London. Recent projects have explored the act of researching as both subject, material and manifestation.
She is currently working towards a practice based PhD at Central Saint Martin’s UAL. The current working title is Something to hold onto: The re-materialisation of research in moving image practice. The project seeks to examine and interrogate the processes and re-materialisation of research in artist’s moving image practice. The intention is to consider the role of filmmaker as archivist and in doing so practically and critically negotiate what a suitable ‘housing’ for research material outside or alongside a filmic presentation would be. Key to the project is how the artist filmmaker negotiates research processes and the methodologies that may surface.
Her films and previous collaborations have been screened both national and internationally at film festivals and screening centers. She was the commissioning editor of Art in Sight/ Filmwaves 2003-08, is senior lecturer in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Artand part of the Subjectivity and Feminisms Research group at University of the Arts, London.