Artist talk by Katie Davies on 7th May at the Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick.
Katie was appointed at the start of the year as Berwick Visual Arts’ artist in residence, in partnership with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, and arrived in Berwick to start her 6-month residency just a few weeks ago.
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 eventhood.
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.
This talk will introduce you to her practice as a video artist based in Bristol, and to her plans for the work she will produce for the Festival in September. Taking the theme of Border Crossing, this new commission will pay particular reference to the Scottish independence referendum which coincides with our tenth anniversary edition.
The event is free but places are limited so please book in advance if possible by emailing James Lowther, Head of Berwick Visual Arts at email@example.com.
|Artist Talk by Katie Davies takes place at...|
|The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Entertainment)|
|Type||Entry for||Guide price|
|The event is free but places are limited so please book in advance if possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org|
|End time is approx. please contact Maltings Box Office if precise end time is required; 01289 330999|