BEEF members are a mix of artists, curators, producers, organisers, writers, teachers and academics that currently includes:

Al Cameron, Angela Piccini, Yas Clarke, Melanie Clifford, Stephen Cornford, Katie Davies, Matt Davies, Louisa Fairclough, Sam Francis, Kathy Hinde, James Holcombe, David Hopkinson, Howard Jacques, Elisa Kay, Kim Knowles, Dani Landau, Eliza Lomas, Rod Maclachlan, Shirley Pegna, Laura Phillips, Sarah Rhys, Niyaz Saghari, Marcy Saude, Vicky Smith, Oliver Sutherland, Snoozie, Zoe Tissandier



Al Cameron is a curator, producer and writer working in sound, film and visual art, and an AHRC funded PhD candidate at Kingston University.


Vicky Smith has been practicing experimental animation for 25 years. Recent exhibitions include: Primal (16mm, 10 ‘ 2016) Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art (2017); Athens Ohio Film Festival (2017); Contact Film Festival (2016); Edinburgh Film Festival (2016); … Read More


Stephen Cornford (1979, London) is an installation artist and experimental musician who works by reconfiguring consumer electronics. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Rumpsti Pumsti (Berlin), Lydgalleriet (Bergen) & Campbell Works (London). Stephen’s work has been included in: Open Space … Read More


I am a sound artist, composer and musician. In my practice based (AHRC funded) and recently completed doctorate at Oxford Brookes University the research into low frequency sound and vibration has led me to look at how we perceive these … Read More


Roderick Maclachlan (born 1974) lives and works in Bristol. Studied: BA(Hons) in Fine Art:Sculpture – Glasgow School of Art in 1996, MA Fine Art, University College Falmouth in 2008. Shows include Dissapearance, Enclave, London (2014)  Life’s An Illusion Love Is A Dream, … Read More


Matt Davies is an artist, field recordist and collector whose work is primary engaged with the act of listening and the exploration of chance based composition. Past projects include Piano Loop at Expo Leeds, research residency at Kitev in Oberhausen, … Read More


Louisa Fairclough lives and works in Bristol and co-founded BEEF with the core aim of supporting and nurturing experimental film practice in Bristol. Her work takes the form of film loops, performances, field recordings and drawings. Louisa graduated from the Slade School of … Read More


A Tale of Toxicology, 2015, running time 16 min 19 sec My interests lie in obsolescence and precarity as narrative devices to displace monologues and re-frame positions of research, production and modes of moving image.


Kim Knowles is an academic and curator, specialising in both historical and contemporary experimental film. She has programmed the ‘Black Box’ strand for Edinburgh International Film Festival since 2009 and also ran Diversions: a festival of experimental film and video between 2008-2009. She … Read More


Kathy Hinde’s work grows from a partnership between nature and technology expressed through audio-visual installations and performances that combine sound, sculpture, image and light. Drawing on inspiration from behaviours and phenomena found in the natural world, she creates work that is … Read More


Image: Bea McMahon, Cats, 2011. HD video still. Commissioned by Flat Time House for the exhibition Bea McMahon, ‘Trinity: A Symmetric Metric of Feats and Tales’, April – May 2011.   Elisa Kay is a curator and organiser of contemporary art projects. She … Read More


Sam Francis is a producer and organiser working within experimental practices across music, sound, performance and their overlap with the visual arts.  With an active history in DIY and artist-led cultures, she is interested in collaborative methods of exploring, uniting and connecting the … Read More


Marcy Saude’s work in time-based media involves subjects such as marginal histories, the landscape, counterculture, radical politics and language, and has been presented at venues and festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Torino Film Festival (Italy), EMAF (European Media Art Festival, Germany), Ann … Read More


Niyaz Saghari is an Iranian born, Bristol based filmmaker. Graduating from Film Directing from Art University of Tehran, she continued her studies on the MA Animation at Newport. Besides following professional work in animation, she has been directing short documentaries and making … Read More


Melanie Clifford works in the translation between moving image, sound, drawing, broadcast, material and site, with research interests bridging art and neuroscience. Her work includes silent film and constructing visual scores for variable sound interpretation – soliciting sensitivity to detail, to … Read More


Eliza Lomas is an audio producer, events organiser and workshop facilitator. Recent work includes producing  BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please, geolocative sound tours for Echoes app and podcast workshops at Knowle West Media Centre. She co-founded Vietnam’s first localised podcast, The Renovation Generation and is … Read More


Yas Clarke is a sound artist and musician, usually working in collaboration with performance makers and choreographers. Recent research is around reflecting the continuity of space between classifications as a way of exploring the human relationship to nature. Yas creates … Read More


Oliver Sutherland is a visual artist working across moving image, sound and sculpture. Sutherland’s work often examines the language of digital production, focusing on the relationship between content, tool and the user. Oliver was an associate artist as part of … Read More


Zoe Tissandier is a visual artist who works with moving image, photography, printmaking and installation to explore notions of archiving, collecting and history. She employs texts and stories as a way to generate new meanings and often incorporates these as … Read More


Musician, Sound Designer and Video Film Maker. Independent Radio Producer and Broadcaster producing Bermuda Triangle Test Transmission – a weekly show on since before time began. See website.


Sarah Rhys is a multi-disciplinary artist with diverse interests including geological material, reinterpretation of landscape, installation, expanded cinema. Recent projects include Liminal Presence  shown at Mission Gallery, Swansea in 2016, Oriel Q Narberth 2017 and RWA, Bristol 2018.  Coal Tree Salt … Read More