Dr Katie Davies

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  • Qualifications:PhD. British Sovereignty & Contemporary Bordering Practices MA Fine Art, BA Design, Metalwork & Jewellery (Hons)
  • Position:Programe Leader MA Creative Producing
  • Telephone:+4411732 86077
  • Email:Katie5.Davies@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Katie Davies is an artists and researcher exploring the construction of identities, their reflections and manipulations. Nationalism, violence and democracy form a central critique for her research and installations, often focusing upon individuals and communities whose identities are dictated by the state; their agency to self-identify snared between political agendas and Sovereign violence.

Her most recent work, The Separate System (2017/18) is a collaborative commission facilitated by FACT's Veterans in Practice programme, produced by veterans through workshops at HMP Liverpool and HMP Altcourse with Katie. Taking the form of both a single channel cinematic film and a four-screen immersive installation, the piece explores the distinct, yet interconnected, spaces of the military, custody and 'civilian' life. Exploring these spaces and the experiences within them through the notion of work, an everyday activity that unites these worlds and is familiar to us all, the film communicates what we, as a civilian audience, do not understand about the unique set of relations, actions and responsibilities held by the individuals within these spaces.

Other projects include, Sleeping in Public (2017), The Lawes of the Marches (2014/15), and The Separation Line, (2012/13)​

Katie was nominated for the 2016 Paul Hamlyn Award. She was selected as a jury member for the International competition, Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2018 and has exhibited nationally and internationally including FACT Liverpool 2018, Kassel Dokfest, Bratislava International Film Festival and Oberhausen International Film Festival 2017 & 2015, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015, Border Visions, Connecticut, USA 2012 and The Istanbul Biennial 2009. She has contributed to several publications and her writing on practice-led research has been included in US and British publications.

Complimenting her artistic practice, Katie has worked as a REF (2007) & RAE (2001) Research Coordinator, focusing upon practice-led impact for both Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Huddersfield.  

Katie is a Royal West of England Academician, member of The Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, member of the Digital Cultures Research Center and Programme Lead for MA Creative Producing at The University of the West of England.

For more information:
Digital Cultures Research Centre

Area of expertise

KEYWORDS: Practice-As-Research / Site Specificity & Contemporary Art Practices / Community-University Collaboration / Material Culture / Expanded Cinema / Documentary / Artist Film / British Sovereignty / Sovereign Violence / Nationalism / Ceremonial Borders / Identity Politics / Place & Space / Site & Memory / Temporal Territories / ​


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