Biography

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Pete Gomes is a London based Artist and Filmmaker who makes interdisciplinary work in moving image; from low resolution, mobile devices, HD to 8mm and Super 16mm film. He runs the independent artist run production company mutantfilm, established in 1996, and conceived to explore intersections between computers, networks and cinema.

His work relates to the emergence and development of the internet and network cultures, with film, video and performance works often utilising emerging technologies but referencing experimental filmmaking and established cinematic forms.

He has collaborated extensively including; Shobana Jeyasingh, Michael Nyman, Errollyn Wallen, Jocelyn Pook, Donnacha Dennehy, Scanner, Throbbing Gristle, John Wynne, Funki Porcini, Cornershop, Furtherfield and many others.

His film and video works use varied styles and genres; music; documentary; experimental; performance; and narrative. His current work focuses on performance and acting technique, and directing actors in the development of long form drama, which utilises the full range of his eclectic palette and visual style in a single narrative context.

His films have been shown across Europe, India, Russia, Tasmania, Iceland, South America, Australia and USA, including: Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Institute of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel Gallery, Architecture Foundation, Gimpel Fils, Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture, Stedelijk Museum, bak.spc, Vienna Museum of Contemporary Art, Leeds International Film Festival, Sonar, Channel Four, ABC Australia, Royal Opera House, and South Bank Centre London and others.

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He is currently engaged in doctoral research at Middlesex University into Improvisation and Cinema and the development of narrative improvised films with an ensemble. He is a part of the vinyl playing collective Vinyl Therapy.  He lives and works in London.

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