Steve Hawley is an artist who has
been working with film and especially video since 1981, and his work has been shown at video festivals and broadcast worldwide since then. There has been a long preoccupation with language and image in such tapes and films as Bad Reasons 1982,
broadcast on WGBH Boston and Channel 4 TV Britain and shown at the Kitchen, New York, and more recently in A Proposition Is A Picture 1992, broadcast SBS TV Sydney and BNV TV Spain.
His tape Trout Descending A Staircase 1990,
commissioned by BBC2 TV was awarded a German VideoArt prize in 1994 and has been broadcast in France, Australia, and Germany. In 1995 his experimental documentary on artificial languages (made with Tony Steyger) and commissioned by the
Arts Council and Channel 4 TV was broadcast in Britain. Human and Natural History 1996 was shot on 16mm film and has been screened in New York, Barcelona, and Melbourne, and was also nominated for the 1997 Videokunstpreis.
production, Ghost was commissioned by Videotage Hong Kong for the 1997 Hong Kong Video and New Media Festival, and screened at this year's Cannes Director's Fortnight. Love Under Mercury is his first cinema film, and has been screened at the
Rotterdam Film Festival, and several others including the Ann Arbor Film Festival where it won a special merit award.