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
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
FACT, in Liverpool, is a gallery, lab space and cinema that opened in 2003 in order to give ‘new media artists’ a platform when that would have been a bold gesture; three years before I joined one of the only digital-filmmaking BAs in the country. It seems to straddle traditional filmmaking and experimental digital art … Continue reading Professional Contexts
I have chosen, in conversation with Mark, to document his scratch in video, using his camera-phone as a kind of hoover of information and activity that can be revisited, although the camera is still deceptively subjective in its representation of my choices and its own selective framing. I have found ‘documenting’ live performance in this … Continue reading Scratch Reflection
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
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.
I tend to lean towards two types of art; one in which documentation is contained and even unpacked within the body of its dissemination, such as an essay-film, and one in which all documentation is hidden, such as a painting. Both are similar in that they have made efforts to affect you in an 'all … Continue reading Initial thoughts on Price
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
Below is my presentation script that details ideas around a specific area of interest in our practical assessment. It includes a Reference List and, as this is a video/lecture, video transitions are in block capitals: TITLE / INTRO Although our scratch draws upon most of the topics covered in this module, my focus for … Continue reading Scratch Performance: Presentation Script
Here is a selection of the video material used in our scratch and related to our performer's persona, gathered in a Vimeo playlist that we initially planned to used as our interactive element until a touchscreen laptop was utilised to much more intuitive effect.