EDAU Artists’, Film and Video Study Collection

by Chris Meigh-Andrews

The Electronic and Digital Art Unit (EDAU) was a specialist research unit within the School of Art, Design & Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. EDAU was involved in projects related to electronic & digital art including practice-based MA, MPhil and PhD research(fine art practice) into the historical and critical context of video art and new media practice.During the period that EDAU was operational (2004-2012), the unit supported research through publications, exhibitions and practice. A core aspect of this research activity was the establishment of the Film and Video Artist’s Study Collection. My presentation will trace the establishment of EDAU and its aspirations, purpose and function, outlining the activities of the unit and the significance and value of the study collection as one of its most important outcomes.