2021 Artist in Residence – Liam Somerville.
Liam Somerville is a cinematographer and video artist living and working on Kaurna Land, South Australia. He graduated from the University of South Australia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Digital Media Arts, specialising in film and animation. Since then Liam has been committed to the exploration of the moving image and is obsessed with distortion and manipulation of digital visual realities. His video work plays with human interaction in the digital world by injecting human processing into virtual/digital realms by use of game engines like Unreal Engine, node-based coding and a range of interactive sensors and hardware. Liam’s experimental nature means that his work is forever evolving as new tools, techniques or technologies are discovered and introduced into the workflow.
For his residency at Flinders, Liam teamed up again with long-time collaborator Michael Ellingford who created the interactive techno soundtrack for his project Eschatech. They have worked together on multiple projects over the years and have developed a deep artistic connection. Michael has written, recorded, mixed and released music spanning genres from techno, noise, experimental and doom metal.