Meet our new artist in residence: Paul Rooney

21/05/2015

Join us on Tuesday 26 May, 6pm at the Maltings Theatre & Cinema to meet our new artist in residence in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts - Paul Rooney.

Artist Paul Rooney creates film, sound and text works that focus on the instabilities and deceptions of language and narrative, particularly in relation to how they represent 'place' and the historical memory that haunts it.

Originally from Liverpool, Paul studied at Edinburgh College of Art. From 1998 to 2000 he released three music albums as the band ‘Rooney’, featuring in John Peel’s Festive Fifty as well as recording a session for the show. Since then he has continued to make sounds, videos and texts with recent solo exhibitions at the Liverpool Biennial, Outpost Norwich and screenings at the ICA and Whitechapel Gallery in London.

At the event Paul will be showing examples of his previous films and artworks with the opportunity for those attending to discuss his practice in more detail.
Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s joint 2015 residency provides the opportunity for an artist working with moving image to focus intensively on a project for six months while responding to the 2015 festival theme of ‘Fact or Fiction’.

The work produced during the residency will be premiered at the Film Festival taking place between 23-27 September 2015.

The event is free but places are limited so please book in advance by berwickvisualarts@maltingsberwick.co.uk or contact: 01289 333 075

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