Wednesday 14 May, 6pm
at ISIS Arts, 5 Charlotte Square, NE1 4XF
Join us at ISIS Arts on Wednesday 14 May, 6pm to hear Katie Davies talk about her practice and the new work she is creating during her residency in Berwick. Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol based Katie Davies is a video artist who explores the politics of spectatorship, her installations valuing what is invisible and experiential, over a definitive image or document of time. Katie will be living and working in Berwick-upon-Tweed for the next 6 months and will be creating new work that will be premiered at the 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in September.
In 2014 the Festival will once again take audiences on a journey, setting out to cross and transcend borders in all directions, exploring border identities all over the world. Katie's new work will respond to this theme, with particular reference to the Scottish indepedence referendum with takes place during the festival.
About the artist
Emphasizing the communal process of commemoration, ritual and performance, Davies explores the politics of spectatorship, her installations valuing what is invisible and experiential, over a definitive image or document of event hood.
Previous projects include 38th Parallel, working with the UN Armistice Commission and United States Forces in Korea to research and film within the Korean Demilitarized Zone, working with The British Home Office, Sheffield City Council and Yorkshire Artspace Society to film Commonwealth, a film observing British Citizenship Ceremonies and working with The Royal British Legion with input from Wootton Basset Town Council to research and film The Separation Line, an installation portrait of the British repatriation ceremonies that transformed Royal Wootton Basset in 2011.
Her writing on practice-led research is to be published in the US publication Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in film, in summer 2013 and her installation, The Separation Line, is to be included as part of the 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War and 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2014.
ISIS Arts studio space is not fully accessible so please let us know in advance if you have specific access requirement.