Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming, Harriet Plewis
Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming and Harriet Plewis (Bower Fleming Plewis) are north east based artists who were in residence at the ISIS Arts studio in May 2013.
Bower Fleming Plewis spent 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, excerpt from Every Trick in the Book, 2010
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).