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“Fluid States: The Cinematic Sea and Thoughts from the Near Future”

Video presentation (films and art works)
Stephen Hurrel

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Video Presentation by Stephen Hurrel

2In this video, Stephen Hurrel discusses a series of film works which he produced between 2012 and 2016 based around coastal environments in Scotland.

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Stephen Hurrel, ““Fluid States: The Cinematic Sea and Thoughts from the Near Future””Angles [Online], 17 | 2024, Online since 01 June 2024, connection on 17 July 2024. URL:; DOI:

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About the author

Stephen Hurrel

Stephen Hurrel is a contemporary artist who creates context-based work in response to coastal communities and bodies of water. He is interested in fusing a poetic visual language with critical, speculative thinking around our current environmental conditions. Through artist residencies and commissions he has produced films that explore relationships between people, place and industries of the sea. These range from ambient films that focus on image and sound to immersive video installations that incorporate text and voice, such as The Sea, The Sails and the White, White Blades and Mapping The Sea: Barra. He has collaborated with marine social scientist Dr. Ruth Brennan on several projects, featured on Stephen studied Fine Art Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art and has shown his work extensively over the past twenty-five years in Europe, America and Australia. He has been a Lecturer in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bergen, Norway and in Gothenburg, Sweden where he was Course Leader of the MA in Context and Media at Valand School of Art. He has been a Visiting Artist in art institutes in Australia, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Lapland and has several permanent public artworks in the UK and in Tasmania, Australia.


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