Maurice Carroll was born and presently lives in London, Ontario, Canada. His productions started with 8mm film in 1985 and video in 1986. He studied film theory and production at Beal Art (1988-1990). Carroll’s experimental and community-based works include issues with communication, environmental and cultural themes. In recent years his work has shifted to projected narratives and textures as backdrops for live theatre.
Currently Carroll is documenting the demolition and rebuilding of a city streetscape. When the three-year project is finished the transitional images will be projected back on the completed development. Carroll’s recent projections include Communication Breakdown, MacManus Theatre, 2008 and Burst multi media festival, 2007 & 2006, both in London, Ontario. Carroll's earlier video productions have been screened in festivals and galleries in Canada, USA, Europe, and South America. Selected venues include: Winnipeg Film Group/Video Pool, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Canada Games, London, On. (Jumbotron); The Independents, Art Gallery of Ontario/Ontario Cinematheque, Toronto, On.; Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, On.; Mediawave Festival, Gyor, Hungary; VideoBHZForum, Brazil; Expo '92, Canadian Pavilion, Seville, Spain; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck, Germany.
Carroll has been recognized for his video work. He served on an Ontario Arts Council Jury. In 1998, the City of London recognized Carroll for "your contribution to our community". In the same year, the city recognized him for "his participation and dedication to the development of the Cambodian Women's Support Organization of Ontario". Awards include an Ontario Arts Council Production grant, 1992; the Corporation of the City of London Arts Bursary, 1992; Athens (USA) International Film and Video Festival - Best Experimental Short Narrative, 1991; The Mackie Cryderman Memorial Award, Beal Art, 1990.
Carroll also curated video programs, which encouraged regional artists. He coordinated video/film at the Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario from 1992-1994. Carroll initiated the video programs for the London New Arts festival and between Cultures in London, Ontario. Carroll also worked as a community producer/director/editor/camera person/educator for Roger's Television.
Artist Code: 439