Dave Griffiths is an artist and curator based in Manchester. He explores our contemporary use of photographic images as lenses through which we commemorate and navigate our history. Griffiths combines archive fragments and acts of durational seeing, with hybrid remixes of film, video, print, sculpture, participation and network media. He attempts to create playful narratives that consider our media artefacts as observatories where we locate our being within deep time and space. Griffiths is currently researching the material and historical possibilities of microfilm.
In 2013 Dave Griffiths was nominated for Northern Art Prize and completed a residency with NASA’s Swift X-Ray Telescope team. In 2012 he was included in the first ever video art exhibition in Tripoli, and his solo exhibition Babel Fiche at Castlefield Gallery was supported by Film and Video Umbrella. In 2010 he co-curated UnSpooling – Artists and Cinema at Cornerhouse. From 1997-2000, he was a member of rock/performance collective Whitecube. He teaches at Manchester School of Art, and is represented by Bureau. davegriffiths.info