Sam Meech is an artist and videosmith working with people, projectors and machine knitting. His work includes large scale knitted data visualisations, public realm animations, community cinema installations and projection design for theatre. He has worked with a range of organisations including the National Film-board of Canada, Open Data Institute, Royal Opera House, Liverpool Biennial, FACT, and Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester.
He is also member of Rogue Studios, Manchester, as well as a co-director of Re-Dock, an artist collective that creates oportunities for collaborative design and critical discussion around technology with communities.
A graduate of LJMU's now-defunct 'Multimedia Arts' BA. he has taught previously at LJMU on their Graphic Arts BA, as well as being a guest lecturer at MMU. He key areas of interest are introducing students to interactive video design and animation tools.
machine knitting – 12 tiles and 3 signs Created for PROGRESS exhibition at Rogue Artists Studios, as part of Manchester Histories Festival, 4th – 12th June 2016 In November 2015, members of Rogue Artists Studios were informed that Crusader Mill, the home to Rogue as well as a number of textiles factories, has been sold to developers Capital & Centric. Whilst the news came as a shock, it was perhaps equally not a surprise, and perhaps even overdue. Details…
A selection of recent research outputs.
Meech, ST., 2019. Punchcard Economy, Manchester.
Meech, ST., 2018. Girt Shyning Weals - Anthony Burgess and Riddley Walker, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 19/2/2018.
Meech, ST., 2017. Time Back Way Back, Signal Films, 104 Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, UK, 23/11/2017 - 9/12/2017.
Meech, S., 2016. Progess, Rogue Artists' Studios, June 2016.
Meech, S. , Gaudet, M., 2015. Espace Commun - "On est tous un groupe d’amis ici." (we are all friends here), Quartier des Spectcle, Montreal, 1st - 15th October 2015.
Meech, S. , Gaudet, M., 2015. Human Futures exposition, FACT Liverpool, 6th - 29th November 2015.
Baines, J., Carpenter, A., Daniels, C., Duffy, J., Meech, S., Stark, M., Griffiths, D., 2014. Film + Video from Manchester, VideoFAG, Toronto, 16/12/2014.
Baines, J., Carpenter, A., Daniels, C., Duffy, J., Meech, S., Stark, M., Griffiths, D., 2014. Film Material Soup + LUX13, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Laban Centre, London, 16/10/2014 - 6/11/2014.
Meech, S., 2014. 'Binary Scarf'.
Meech, S., 2015. 'Knitted Horse in Motion', Flatpack Film Festival, 25th March 2015.
Hitchen, J., Meech, S., 2018. 'Tricotype 1.0'.
Meech, ST., Daniels, CP., 2015. 'One Square Mile'.