Victoria is an award winning multiplatform artist and director.

She has spent the last twenty years working in cross platform production, developing new modes of audience engagement and interactivity.

Victoria is an award winning multiplatform artist and director.

She has spent the last twenty years working in cross platform production, developing new modes of audience engagement and interactivity.

a radical collaborative piece of Art

Victoria wrote and directed Channel 4’s first TV and online documentary series, Smart Hearts, in which web cams streamed live from the subjects homes for over 18 months. Described by The Observer as ‘a radical collaborative piece of Art’, Smart Hearts explored the impact of interactive documentary for director, subject and audience and was nominated for a New Media Indie Award.
Smart Hearts

More recently Victoria has specialised in smartphone production and producing online video with impact .  She filmed and directed 160 Characters a smartphone short for Film London.

Shot entirely on an iPhone 6, 160 Characters brings to life the secrets buried in a vintage Nokia, a story that unfolds in just 100 texts and tells the story of how two people, meet, date, break up and deal with an unplanned pregnancy.  160 Characters received a Vimeo Staff pick and recently won the Best Documentary Award at the 2017 Short of the Week 2017 Film Awards.

Mapplebeck has delivered a stunning piece of work

160 Characters

Victoria recently wrote and curated TEXT ME an award winning interactive multiplatform arts project produced in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

TEXT ME is a live and online platform in which users can collect, curate and share stories from their digital past.  In 2014, TEXT ME won The Merging Media Prize for Best European Cross platform Project and The 2014 Pixel Lab Prize.  TEXT ME was also featured in Wired magazine and was selected for University UK’s 20 Ideas for Life, one of 20 national research projects, which celebrated ‘the impact universities have on everyday lives in the UK and beyond, including the value and importance of their world leading research’.

TEXT ME  is now a touring exhibition that will also travel to MIT and La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris.

TEXT ME

Victoria is currently developing a TXT R.I.P , an animated smartphone short which will be part of a ten part series of smartphone shorts, which will uncover the secrets and stories buried in our phones old and new.

Victoria has enjoyed teaching Film and Digital Media students throughout her career as a multi platform artist and director. She is currently a Reader in Digital Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London where she runs the MA in Documentary by Practice.

Films by Victoria Mapplebeck

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