Paul Verity Smith
Paul (right) and his team
(Chalford Hill, Gloucestershire, England)
Paul Verity Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Interactive Digital Media and Performance at Brunel Universityl. He was exposed to education in eight schools in three different languages in England and Switzerland. He took a BA degree in Photographic Arts from the the Polytechnic of Central London (Now University of Westminster and and MA in Interactive Multimedia at the London Institute. Originally a photographer, he has worked creating imagery to be used interactively by dancers, musicians and for site specific installations.
His work with dancers has been shown at the Tramway, Glasgow (2001), the ICA London (2001) and the Junction Cambridge (2002). He produced projections for "Homo @Habitat" an exhibition of British Design shown at the Teatro Adriano Rome (2001) and the Modern Art section of the National Museum in Prague (2002). He performed at the Watershed Media Centre in Bristol (2005) having (with Martin Dupras) programmed FFT software in Director and PD in which Jazz Saxophonist Andy Sheppard will "play" video shot by Film Maker Barbara Hawkins. He has been a member of the Interactive, Generative and Telematic Arts research group at UWE who started a website for artists and academics to exchange ideas and methods of work. He started a Ph.D in this area in September 05. He has also been an associate member of Interaktionslabor Göttelborn, where in the summer of 2005 he created "Dying on my Feet", in collaboration with Katsura Isobe, Martin Dupras, and Jez Hattosh-Nemeth.