Artist Katie Davies will talk about her practice and the new work she is creating during her current residency in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Bristol-based Katie Davies is a video artist who explores the politics of spectatorship. 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 independence referendum which takes place during the festival.
About the artist
Emphasizing the communal process of commemoration, ritual and performance, Davies explores the politics of spectatorship. Previous projects include:
Her writing on ‘border imaging’ in the context of practice-led research was published last year in Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film (ed. Kazecki et al), 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.
When: Wednesday 14 May, 6pm onwards
Where: ISIS Arts, 5 Charlotte Square, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 4XF
If you would like to reserve a place please email the organisers. Please note that ISIS Arts studio space is not fully accessible so please let the organisers know in advance if you have specific access requirements.