Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming and Harriet Plewis
Monday 10th June
Join us for an 'artist chat' on Monday 10th June with our current artists in residence, Debbie Bower, Mat Fleming and Harriet Plewis. Bower Fleming Plewis are north east based artists who collaborate on various film projects, they are in residence at ISIS through May 2013.
Come along to hear about some of the great things they've been up to during their residency so far and what they're planning to do next. If you would like to join us for Bower Fleming Plewis's artist chat please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
Bower Fleming Plewis have been spending their time researching and exploring empty and abandoned spaces in the Newcastle area with a view to employing these spaces as temporary ‘sets’ for their new collaborative film work.
At a time when space is perhaps no longer at such a premium but remains a hotly contested issue, Bower Fleming Plewis have begun to map and survey property that is currently vacant or out of use.
The research will be developed through moving image, manipulating footage of the empty spaces and compositing them together to make new fictional spaces. The trio will explore what can be performed/enacted in these unoccupied spaces and what cannot: which gestures and narratives can fill these voids?
Bower Fleming Plewis are artists that co-author 16mm film works. Via their work at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne, they are concerned with experimenting with collectivist approaches to art creation. Their films are expressions of non-hierarchy in action, both in the processes through which they are made and their collective approach to their chosen subjects. Their films have been shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Berwick Film and Media Festival, Kottishop (Berlin), Huset Biograf (Copenhagen) and Alchemy Film Festival (Hawick).