Margie Medlin (AUS/ GB) has an illustrious biography in lighting design and experimental filmmaking. She has lit and designed new dance performances, produced film, video, new media art works, mentored and curated. Her work specialises relationship between dance and the moving image.
Throughout her practice she has continued to experiment and forge new ground aesthetically, collaboratively and technically. She has created many and varied multi-screen movement performance and installations using early analogue technologies (35 mm slide projection, super 8 projection and 16 mm projection) thru to state of the art high end digitally controlled systems utilizing live video, motion capture, motion control technologies and Robotics.
As Director of Critical Path, Australia’s leading centre for choreographic research, Sydney, 2007 to 2015. Margie’s program was dedicated to instigation of innovative platforms for choreographers and interdisciplinary artists. She has 15 years of international teaching and mentoring experience, specialist workshops themes have included, lighting design, dance film making, experimental film-making, dance and technology, developing the relationship between performance and visual art. Margie has collaborated with many choreographers and directors including Ros Warby, Sandra Parker, Rebecca Hilton, Lucy Guerin, Carol Brown, Russell Dumas, Russell Maliphant, John Jaspers, Ong Keng Sen and Gideon Obarzanek and mentored many young dance-makers in Australia and internationally. Her media artwork has been exhibited extensively including India, the USA, Cuba, Australia, Germany, the UK, Japan and Finland.
Margie has received many film and design awards . In 2014 she received an artistic leadership award from the Australia Council of the Arts. In 2013 Medlin was nominated for an Arts Asia Award for her work with Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts, Bangalore.
In 2005 received a Science and Art production award from the Wellcome Trust, London. In 1997 a Bessie award for light design for Lucy Guerin’s Two Lies and n 2002 she received the John Truscott design award for her scenography with Ros Warby. Margie was an artist in residence at the ZKM, Centre for Art and Visual Media, in Karlsruhe, Germany between 1999 and 2001.
She has a BACHELOR OF ARTS in Film-making and New Art Studies, Australia (1988), was a SPECIAL RESEARCH FELLOW lighting design at Yale School of Drama, U.S.A. (1989), she studied SCENOGRAPHY at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London. (1991), ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR THEATRE DESIGN at Central School of Speech and Drama, London (1992) and has a MASTER OF ARTS Interior design, Australia (1999).