Steven Ball (born 1960) studied film, video and sound at Maidstone College of Art in the UK, graduating in the early eighties. In 1988 he accidentally migrated to Melbourne. Within a few years he became deeply involved with the local media arts scene, in particular super 8 filmmaking. He was involved with a number of independent activist groups and collectives, and curated screenings and events for more established organisations. He has written for a number of journals, and worked across a range of arts administrative, teaching and technical positions. His artistic practice encompasses film, video, sound and installation. He currently lives in London and is Research Fellow within the AHRB British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.