Approved: 31.05.2017

Claire Davies

Artist, Curator, Gallery educator, Technician

Approved: 31.05.2017

I make moving image, objects, sound, installation and performance. My practice is built around semi-autobiographical moments of the everyday and expanding on these events into questions on subjective experiences and the anxieties of modern life. I use a variety of narrative structures from fictionalisation and humour to work through the changing perspectives of these events as they are continually

Read more ...

 

Artist Statement

I make moving image, objects, sound, installation and performance. My practice is built around semi-autobiographical moments of the everyday and expanding on these events into questions on subjective experiences and the anxieties of modern life. I use a variety of narrative structures from fictionalisation and humour to work through the changing perspectives of these events as they are continually re-processed in the mind’s eye. Using this structure I then integrate film and 3D animation to present an observation of me figuring out what it is about a particular event or occurrence that I'm interested in. 

CV & Education

Solo Exhibitions

Blush, Channel 4 Random Acts Commission, Little Dot Studios, July 2019

The Valley of Lost Things, Two Queens, Leicester, March – April 2018

The Ummm Series, Performance, Two Queens, Leicester, April 2018

Scratch Night, Primary, Nottingham, September 2017

The Hidden Experience, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, August 2017

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Film Festivals

BF Artist Film Festival, Setsetset, London, October 2018

TCBTV, Somerset House, London, October 2018

Simply Beaming, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, June 2018

Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland, March 2017

A Portal Atop a Bus Stop, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 2016

November Film Festival, Goldsmiths, London, Nov 2016

Spectrum Moving Image Festival, RCA, London and Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, Oct-Dec 2016

Get Fit, Turf Projects, London, April 2016

Edinburgh Moving Image Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh, December 2015

Satellite Forecast, Radiophrenia Radio Project, CCA Glasgow, April 2015

Vulcan Point, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, April 2014

Cave Art Fair, Liverpool, September 2012

Ekkert nýtt undir sólinni (Nothing New Under the Sun), Skaftfell Arts Centre, Iceland, Feb 2010

 

Projects

PEL Projects, Founder and Curator, online project, April 2020 – Present Day

www.pelprojects.tumblr.com

 

Rhubaba Gallery and Studios, Edinburgh, Co-Director, Treasurer, Co-founder, Sept 2009 - June 2013, www.rhubaba.org

 

Awards

A-N Artists Bursary, April 2019 – January 2020

Primary Residency Prize, Nottingham Castle Open, November 2016

One Thoresby Street Residency Prize, Nottingham Castle Open, November 2016

Emerging Artists Bursary, Edinburgh, January 2014

The Gane Trust, Bristol, March 2009

Andrew Grant Award, Edinburgh College of Art, January 2009

 

Selected Residencies

Creative and Virtual Technologies Research Lab, Nottingham Trent University, Jan-June 2018

Isthisit? Online Residency, November 2017

Summer Camp Residency, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, August 2016

Culture Lab, Metal, Southend-On-Sea, October 2015 and January 2016

MSB2015 Residency, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Eastside Projects, June-Aug 2015

Birgir Andresson Skaftfell Residency, Seydisfjordur, Iceland, Jan-Feb 2010