Frieze, No. 9 Cork Street, 4:00, Saturday 1st July, 2023
A ‘dwelling’ can define a place, possibly a home, that is marked by and marks its inhabitants. An individual or group can take dwelling, seek out lodgings, in a particular place for a time. The characteristics of a dwelling are also defined by the relationships it fosters. These notions are explored by four artist-filmmakers - Vicky Smith, Guy Sherwin, Amy Dickson and Maria Anastassiou – through new and rarely seen work, which will be presented in a unique configuration. A Q&A will follow the programme.
Re: exposure Vicky Smith (2020, 16mm, 10 mins)
Performance by Amy Dickson with Zara Joan Miller (2023, 15mins)
Notes: Remembered and Found Maria Anastassiou (2023, 16mm/video, 17mins)
PreView, Guy Sherwin (1987/2005/2023, 8mm/video, 15mins)
Vicky Smith is an artist-filmmaker who has worked in experimental animation and 16mm film for over 30 years and has screened work her internationally in galleries and film festivals. She was a member of the London Film Makers Co-op, has a PhD in experimental film, and is co-founder of artist collective Bristol Experimental Expanded Film (BEEF) in Bristol. https://vickysmith.blog/
Amy Dickson’s practice has involved video, expanded cinema performances with light and textiles. She has also been involved in creating and curating collaborative platforms for artists using time-based media, most significantly as co-founder of collective-iz and xviix https://6x6project.com/portfolio/amy-dickson/
Zara Joan Miller is a British/Iranian artist and author of poetry collection Blue Monday (JOAN Publishing, 2022). She works across moving image, performance and print – often playing with movement and sound as a way of reimagining a body’s rhythm. https://zarajoanmiller.com
Maria Anastassiou is an artist/filmmaker based in London. She uses analogue and digital media in the context of socially engaged practices and curatorial projects. She is interested in the form of filmmaking processes as an entry point into responding to place, historical narrative, communities, individuals and other artists.
Guy Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the late 1960s before becoming involved with the radical film practice of the London Film-Makers' Co-operative where he learnt, and then taught, the darkroom arts of printing and processing. His films explore fundamental material properties of film along with its unique capacity for recording elusive moments. His films have been widely exhibited internationally.