Steven McInerney
Steven McInerney (b. Melbourne, 1983) is an artist living in London. He combines film, digital projection, and sound to create experimental films, live audiovisual performances, and installations. McInerney's work draws upon dichotomous energies, meditating between the sacred and profane. His cinematic work explores psychospiritual tropes and altered perception, often blurring the lines between science and fiction. His live performances utilize multi-channel projection and real-time feedback systems to exploit the audience's awareness of time within the moving image. McInerney is the founder of Psyché Tropes, a film company, and label exploring the synesthetic intersections between sound and its visual counterpart. He performs and releases as Merkaba Macabre, while other collaborative projects include IOME, Post Coma, and Flying Disks.
Since 2009, McInerney's work has been exhibited at the British Film Institute, ICA, Curzon, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón, Punto y Raya, Fabra I Coats, Llum BCN, Fiber Festival, Fest Anča International Animation Festival, Mostra Internacional de Cinema Etnográfico, Proceso de Error, ULTRAcinema Mexico, Analogica, A.P.T Gallery, Dutch Design Week, Rebellious Bodies, Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Family Film Project, Aguilar International Film Festival, Cork French Film Festival, Sines and Squares, Portico Gallery, Bideodromo Experimental Film and Video Festival, London Short Film Festival, Flatpack Film Festival, East End Film Festival, Supernormal, Project DIVFUSE, Cafe OTO, and KLECTIK. His films have received international recognition with awards, and he has received funding and support from Arts Council England, Lux Moving Image, Film London, and the British Film Council. He co-founded and directed the Hackney Film Festival from 2010 to 2012, has been featured on BBC Radio, Ina GRM France Musique, and hosts a monthly radio program on Resonance 104.4fm. Reviews in print and online include Wire Magazine, Wallpaper, Elephant, Ableton, and Electronic Sound.