Phoebe Davies’ films document and dramatise choreographic experiments involving human bodies in contact. Arresting and sensuous, they place subtle but significant acts of co-operation and control under the microscope of the camera lens. In this event, Davies will share and discuss a selection of her video works and interventions. She will also screen selected video footage and soundtracks, ranging from pop to the political, that form important points of reference in her work. In this informal presentation, the audience will have many opportunities to converse with Davies on her current thinking, research and working methodologies. Moderator: PRAKSIS founder Nicholas John Jones.
This event is part PRAKSIS’s twelfth residency, Talking Hold - The Double Bridge, led by Davies with events held in collaboration with Kunstnernes Hus.
About Phoebe Davies
Phoebe Davies is a Welsh artist and researcher based at Somerset House Studios in London. Her practice investigates social frameworks, power dynamics and collaborative models of working. She works with video, sound, print, live performance and installation, often collaborating with individuals, groups and communities. Recently projects have led her to work with male sports teams, sex educators, farmers and DJs, as well as galleries, museums and institutions including Tate Britain and Tate Modern (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Fierce Festival (Birmingham), South London Gallery (London), Wysing Arts Centre (London), Steirischer Herbst (Graz, AUT), Assembly (Portland, USA) and SA-UK SEASONS 2015 (Johannesburg, ZA).
She currently co-facilitates three research groups: Bedfellows, a radical sex re-education research project; Synaptic Island, a London-based womxn and non-binary DJ collective; and Art is Action, a UK-based social practice research group. In 2015 she was awarded the British Council’s Social Practice Fellowship for the International Cultural Exchange U.S.Program, and she is currently supported by Syllabus III, a UK-wide peer-led learning programme for artists.
PRAKSIS is an Oslo-based not-for-profit organisation running arts based residencies focused on developing practice through exchange.