Rose Butler uses film and digital media to psychologically disrupt our sense of time and place. She is currently working on a video piece based in Berlin exploring particular sites and visitor's encounters with these sites and the mediation of their experience through tour-led introductions to history and memorial.
Interested in tactical measures by which society and territory are organised and controlled, Katie Davies makes films and installations which deal with both the private and collective human experience, global and intimate concerns in modes that are both analytical and emotional. Observations within the work often present a conflict of interest, reflecting what it might mean to occupy more than one position.
Rose Butler was recently short listed for the Jerwood Prize for Moving Image (for work made in collaboration with Kypros Kyprianou). Selected exhibitions include Contemporary Art Manchester. She has exhibited at Evolution Festival, Leeds; Site Gallery, Sheffield; The Cornerhouse, Manchester,
Millennium Galleries, Sheffield; Consortium Galler, Amsterdam; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Rose is a Senior Lecturer of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University
Katie Davies has exhibited her work in the UK and abroad including Border Visions. Connecticut, USA; Outpost Gallery, Norwich, ArtSway 2010, Istanbul Biennial 2009, Badhaus, St Gallen, Switzerland, Mains d'Oeuvres Contemporary Art Space, Paris, Centre for Contemporary Art, Palestine and Glasgow International. She was recently artist in residence at Yorkshire Artspace Society and is Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.
The finnisage and talk took place on 20th May.