Professional Portfolio

ARTIST STATEMENT My name is Owen Davey and I'm an artist and educator from Manchester, UK. I've released song-cycles as Catgut, OD Davey and as one half of the duo Klaar since I was a teenager. I also make films that are essayist or poetic in nature and are often, like my songs, about my … Continue reading Professional Portfolio

Marketing Your Work

Mossidawn, Crystalwald and Flowermoon are a triptych of asynchronous video loops that are small, free and easy to download. They can be viewed individually or together, left to loop or listened to as music. Each video from the triptych is also projected live onto the front window of the artist’s home in Moss Side, 157 Rosebery Street, at the … Continue reading Marketing Your Work

Documentation and Dissemination Techniques

Elizabeth Price’s works are by their essayist nature self-documenting, a benefit of time-based media that can allow for the revealing of a procession of material. Her subject is process documentation, archives, packed and layered into single works for dissemination. Price gave a lecture as part of her exhibition, A Long Memory (2020) and Slow Dans book launch at … Continue reading Documentation and Dissemination Techniques

Thoughts on process documentation when working with archives.

There is a sticky end to archive work that involves licensing, money and permissions before you can even consider how to use the material you find. Ideally, my aim is to use the material that I licence for the exhibition film in order to create a more expanded or unpacked work, such as a live-essay-film, … Continue reading Thoughts on process documentation when working with archives.

Developing Your Practice: Starting Points

My current practice is defined by a commission from the Science and Industry Museum to provide the entrance film for their upcoming exhibition on the situationist principles and early years of Factory Records; a somehow-situationist music video, essentially, but in a durational, looping form and therefore embedded in previous and developing research into repeating fixed … Continue reading Developing Your Practice: Starting Points