in Oxford, England, 1966. Studied BA Hon's Fine Art degree under Professor
Roy Ascott at The University of Wales, from September 1985 to June 1988.
Studied a Post-graduate MFA degree at The University of Reading, England,
from October 1989 to June 1991. Awarded the Prix Ars Electronica "Golden
Nica", in the category of interactive art, for the hyper media installation
"Think about the People now", in Linz, Austria, September 1991.
Produced the ISDN videoconference installation "Telematic Vision"
as an Artist in Residence at the Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM)
in Karlsruhe, Germany, from February to November 1993. Received the "Sparkey
Award" from the Interactive Media Festival in Los Angeles, for the
telepresent video installation "Telematic Dreaming", June 1994.
From 1993 to 1999 worked as Dozent for Media Art at the HGB Academy of
Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany. During this time continued to produced
further interactive telematic installations including "Telamatic
Encounter" in 1996 and "The Tables Turned" in 1997 for
the Ars Electronica Centre in Linz, and the ZKM Media Museum in Karlsruhe.
From 2000 to 2013 employed as Professor of Creative Technology at the
University of Salford, School of Arts & Media. From 1997 to 2001 Guest
Professor for Performance and Environment at the University of Art and
Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. Since September 2013 employed as Professor
of Visual Communication in the School of Art, Design & Media at the
University of Brighton, United Kingdom.
Sermon - Professor of Visual Communication
School of Art, Design & Media
University of Brighton
Mobile. +44 (0)7753 167726
of Brighton, Faculty of Arts
the early nineteen-nineties my practice-based research in the field
of contemporary media art has centred on the creative use of telecommunication
technologies. Through my unique use of videoconference techniques
in artistic telepresence applications I have developed a series
of celebrated telematic art installations that have received international
acclaim and have been cited on numerous occasions amongst my peers
in this field:
leading figure and pioneer of telematic artworks, having worked
in the field for nearly 20 years" (http://johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au/exhibitions/archive/2004.cfm).
"…a leading pioneer of telematic art and performance"
(http://www.storyrooms.net/sermon/). "Paul Sermon is an interactive
media artist internationally known for his early experimentation
with telepresence" (http://presence.stanford.edu:3455/collaboratory/356).
"…a leading figure and pioneer of telematic artworks"
artistic results of this research have been widely exhibited throughout
Europe, East Asia, the United States and Australia, including first
prize awards at the Interactive Media Festival Sparky Awards in
Los Angeles, the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica Award in Linz,
as well as nominations for the San Francisco World Technology Awards,
the ZKM International Media Art Prize Karlsruhe and twice Prix Ars
Electronica runner up.