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, narrative films, and gallery installations.
Recent works include large-scale interactive narrative works for the web: ’88 Constellations for Wittgenstein’, an experimental portrait of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, and ‘Sign After the X’, an encyclopedic work about the letter X (made in collaboration with Vancouver writer/artist Marina Roy and composer Graham Meisner).
He has also been involved with collaborative public media arts projects such as “Waterfall”(2010) that was commissioned by the Canadian Wildlife Foundation for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the commission “Touch & Go” (2007) for the Toronto Pearson International Airport.
His 2002 project ‘A is for Apple’ played at over 50 festivals around the world including the Sundance Film Festival, SIGGRAPH, FCMM in Montreal, EMAF in Osnabreuck, Transmediale in Berlin, and the Museum of Moving Images in New York. It won the top prize at the 2003 SXSW Interactive Festival and the FILE2002 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He is also the director of Meanwhile, a non-linear film developed at the Canadian Film Center that won the interactive multimedia fiction award at the Cinema Tous Ecrans in Switzerland. He wrote and directed the feature film Maxwell’s Demon and many short films and videos.
He is the 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 with new technologies.