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Sam Meech

Lecturer
Graphic Design

Sam Meech

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.

Projects

Fait Accomplis

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…

Research

A selection of recent research outputs.

Exhibitions

Meech, ST., 2017. Punchcard Economy, Manchester.

Fait Accomplis - sign "Unique Knitwear"Fait Accomplis - tile pinkFait Accomplis - tile "Rushe Fashion"Fait Accomplis - tile "Farah Knitwear"

Meech, S., 2016. Progess, Rogue Artists' Studios, June 2016.

"Ceci n'est pas un Spectacle" - Cleopatre's"Ceci n'est pas un Spectacle" - QDS motif

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.

Knitted Fairisle Markers for La Place des Arts - Liverpool 2015

Meech, S. , Gaudet, M., 2015. Human Futures exposition, FACT Liverpool, 6th - 29th November 2015.

Baines, J., Byrne, J., Carpenter, A., Daniels, C., Duffy, J., Gwilliam, B., Meech, S., Jordan, N., Snazell, J., Stark, M., 2014. Film + Video from Manchester, VideoFAG, Toronto, 16/12/2014.

Baines, J., Beales, K., Carpenter, A., Daniels, C., Duffy, J., Goddard, P., Meech, S., Playford-Greenwell, S., Scully, V., Snazell, J., Stark, M., 2014. Film Material Soup + LUX13, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Laban Centre, London, 16/10/2014 - 6/11/2014.

Performances

Knitted Horse in Motion - Flatpack Film Fest

Meech, S., 2015. 'Knitted Horse in Motion', Flatpack Film Festival, 25th March 2015.

Media

Meech, ST., Daniels, CP., 2016. 'One Square Mile'.