David Clark

David Clark was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1963. He has a BFA from NSCAD and a MFA in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also attended the Whitney Program in New York and The Interactive Arts and Entertainment Programme at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. David Clark is a media artist interested in experimental narrative form and the cinematic use of the internet. He has produced work for the internet, feature narrative film, experimental video, interactive public art commissions, and gallery installations.

His internet and video work has been shown at over 130 festivals around the world including Sundance, SIGGRAPH, FCMM in Montreal, Transmediale in Berlin, European Media Arts Festival in Osnabreuck, Images in Toronto, and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. His works have won awards at FILE Festival, Sao Paulo, SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, Cinema Tous Ecrans in Switzerland, Chicago Film Festival, MediaCity in Windsor, Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, Pixxelpoint in Slovenia, and the Tokyo International Video Festival. In 2008 he received the Established Artist Recognition Award from the Nova Scotia Department of Culture.

He has exhibited in many solo and group shows around the world. In 2006 the MICA Galleries in Baltimore organized a major retrospective of his work. He has also been involved in commissions for public media art pieces for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Toronto International Airport and the Halifax Regional Municipality.

He has presented lectures at festivals and symposium around the world and writes and curates new media and video. He has been teaching full time since 1991. He taught at the University of Western Ontario and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of Media Arts at NSCAD University in Halifax where he developed the film program and is a researcher at the Cineflux Research group that is looking at questions of how cinematic form is changing in the era of new technologies.

Artist Code: 311


Meanwhile - Web Art Project

2006, 22:00 minutes, colour, English

Likewise - Web Art Project

2004, colour, English

A is for Apple - Web Art Project

2002, colour, English

Maxwell's Demon

1998, 78:00 minutes, colour, English

Albert's Diner

1997, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Broken Crowns

1992, 50:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

The Ill Id and the Odd Sea

1991, 19:00 minutes, Colour/B&W, English


1984, 07:30 minutes, Colour, English

Critical Writing

Facts Not Things
by Robert Bean. Screenplay, 2004. London: Museum London, 2004.
by Michael Balser et al. Toronto: Art System and Vtape, 2001.
Facts Not Things
Crossroads, 1999. Halifax: The Centre for Art Tapes, 1999.
Up the Hill: The Making of Broken Crowns
by David Clark. Artifax, Winter 1993.
Periodically speaking: David Clark lights bunsen burners of the...
by Ian Johnston. The Daily News, Nov. 11, 1992.
Cut & Paced
by Mary Anne Moser. Fuse, Winter 1989.