Mike Leggett

Mike Leggett has been working across the institutions of art, education, cinema and television with media since the early-70s. He has film and video work in archives and collections in Europe, Australia, North and South America and has practised professionally as an artist, curator, writer, director, producer, editor, photographer, teacher, manager, administrator and computer consultant.

He was a founding member of the London Film-makers Cooperative workshop and the Independent Film-makers Association (UK), and until recently was on the Board of dLux Media Arts (Sydney).

He has curated exhibitions of interactive multimedia for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (Burning the Interface also seen in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne); the 1996 Brisbane International Film Festival; the 5th International Documentary Conference, Brisbane; and the Videotage Festival of Video Art, Hong Kong. Mike Leggett contributes to journals (Continuum), magazines (World Art), online 'zines (FineArt Forum), and is a regular correspondent for the Australian contemporary arts newspaper RealTime. He has undertaken consultations for the Australia Council, the National Association for the Visual Arts and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Cinemedia, Melbourne.

He has recently completed an interactive multimedia prototype, (PathScape), on landscape and identity for the Australian Film Commission. Email: legart@ozemail.com.au.

Books and Journal Articles

Leonardo Reviews

Beyond

February 1999
Leonardo Reviews

Planet of Noise

February 1999
Leonardo Reviews

Time Travelling With Rosalind Brodsky

February 2001
Leonardo Reviews

Observer/Observed and other works of Video Semiology

February 2002
Leonardo Reviews

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April 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Locus Solus—Site, Identity, Technology and Contemporary Art

April 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Annunciation

June 2002
Leonardo Reviews

A Landscape of Events by Paul Virilio. Julie Rose, trans. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000. ISBN: 0-262-72034-5. (Original title and publication data: Un paysage d'evenements, Editions Galilee, Paris, France, 1996.)

February 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Of Shifting Shadows by Gita Hashemi. Exisle Creations, Toronto, Canada, 2000. CD-ROM. Available from ⟨exisle@excite.com⟩ or through InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre

February 2003
Leonardo Reviews

For a Better World by Mathilde ter Heijne. Mediamatic, Vol. 10, No. 3, Amsterdam, 2001. CD-ROM (Mac/Windows).

February 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age by Malcolm Le Grice. British Film Institute, London, U.K., 2001. 484 pp. Paper. ISBN 0-85170-873-0

April 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Film Art Phenomena

August 2005
Leonardo Reviews

Interzone: Media Arts in Australia by Darren Tofts. Craftsman House, Sydney, Australia. New Art Series, Series Editor: Ashley Crawford. 145 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-9757303-8-X.

October 2006
Artist's Article

Generative Systems and the Cinematic Spaces of Film and Installation Art

April 2007
Leonardo Reviews

Media Ecologies: Materialist Energies in Art and Technoculture by Matthew Fuller. A Leonardo Book, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2005. 240 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-262-062-06247-X

April 2007
Leonardo Reviews

Salvador Allende by Patricio Guzmán. First Run/Icarus Films, Brooklyn, NY, 2006. VHS/DVD, 100 min, color, b/w. Distributor's web site: 〈www.frif.com

February 2008
Leonardo Reviews

On Landscapes by Susan Herrington. Thinking in Action series (editors Simon Critchley and Richard Kearney). Routledge, Taylor Francis, New York and London, 2009. 150 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-415-99124-2; ISBN: 0-415-99125-0

February 2010
Transactions

How Artists Fit into Research Processes

April 2010
Leonardo Reviews

From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition by Giovanna Fossati. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, NL, 2009. Framing Film series. 336 pp. Paper. ISBN: 978-90-8964-139-7; e-ISBN: 978-90-4851-069-6

October 2010
Leonardo Reviews

Camoupedia— A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage by Roy R. Behrens. Bobolink Books, Dysart, IA, U.S.A., 2009. 464 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-9713244-6-8

June 2010
Transactions

Ten Trenches: A Science-Art Collaboration

February 2013
Leonardo Reviews

Enactive Cinema—Simulatorium Eisensteinense by Pia Tikka. University of Art and Design Helsinki, 2008. 338 pp., illus. With DVD. Web: www.taik.fi/bookshop. ISBN: 978-951-558-272-0; ISSN: 0782-1832

February 2011
Leonardo Reviews

Casablanca: Movies and Memory by Marc Augé; Tom Conley, trans. University of Minnesota Press, Minnesota, U.S.A., 2009. 120 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-8166-5640-0; ISBN: 978-0-8166-5641-7

October 2011
Leonardo Reviews

Cinema of Actuality: Japanese Avant-Garde Filmmaking in the Season of Image Politics

October 2014
Leonardo Reviews

Walking and Mapping: Artists as Cartographers

October 2014
Leonardo Reviews

Constructing an Avant-Garde: Art in Brazil, 1949–1979

February 2015
Leonardo Reviews

Re-Collection: Art, New Media, and Social Memory

April 2015
Leonardo Reviews

Camouflage Cultures: Beyond the Art of Disappearance

October 2016
Leonardo Reviews

Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory

April 2017

Online Reviews

by Larissa Hjorth, Sarah Pink, Kristen Sharp, and Linda Williams
June 2017
by Matilde Roman; Charles Penwarden, Translator
November 2016
edited by Giovana Fossati and Annie van den Oever
September 2016