Professor Andrew Kötting is our Professor of Time Based Media at UCA Canterbury. He was born in Elmstead Woods, England and went on to become a lumberjack in Scandinavia.
Later as an artist he trained at the Slade School of Fine Art in London specialising in performance and film. In 1989 he collaborated with Leila McMillan in setting up Badbloodandsibyl studios in the French Pyrenees. He directed numerous experimental short films and performed across the UK and Europe. He was awarded prizes at international film festivals and won commissions from the BBC and Channel 4 and The Arts Council. He also produces bookworks, CDs, LPs and paintings, many in collaboration with his daughter Eden
Andrew is presently working on Underland, the third part of his Landworks trilogy, which will involve living in a cave for a month.
"Andrew Kotting…has been making films for a long time. But are his films,…even films at all? Or are they by-products, documenting other processes, their purpose known only to the artist himself? .... To me the film Gallivant seemed immediately one of the greatest things any human being had ever made .... We spend a lot of time peering over our shoulders at the artists we've lost, forgetting that, if we look for them, some of the greatest are amongst us now."
- Stewart Lee Sight & Sound Nov 2015
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