Berwick Visual Arts & Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival announce Katie Davies as new artist in residence

17/02/2014

Berwick Visual Arts & Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival announce Katie Davies as new artist in residence

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Art Festival are pleased to announce Katie Davies as their second artist in residence.

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. Her recent 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 and The Separation Line, an installation portrait of the British repatriation ceremonies that transformed Royal Wootton Basset in 2011, working alongside The Royal British Legion and Wootton Basset Town Council.

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s joint residency provides the opportunity for an artist working with moving image to respond to Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s theme for 2014 and to the town of Berwick itself.

On appointment Katie said “I am extremely excited to be working with Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, and to be based in Berwick-upon-Tweed. I know this will be a fantastic opportunity to work with and beyond political demarcations to get to the heart of what makes this area, place and people so culturally significant and historically important.”

Katie was selected by a panel consisting of artist Marcus Coates; James Lowther Head of Visual Art, Berwick Visual Arts; Melanie Iredale, Director, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Sam Peace, Relationship Manager, Visual Arts, Arts Council England from over 100 applications for the residency opportunity.