Monday, August 12, 2013

Film and Video by Kerry Baldry, October 2013

Film and video by Kerry Baldry will be screening at The Projection Rooms on Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th October between the hours of 12pm and 4.30pm. 

Kerry Baldry is a Fine Artist, a graduate from Middlesex University who went on to study film and video at Central St. Martins. Her first commissioned film was to make a one minute video for BBC2’s One Minute Television which was broadcast on The Late Show - a joint collaboration between BBC2 and The Arts Council.

Since the 1990's she has continued to make work primarily with 16mm film (edited in-camera) and more recently video and has had screenings and exhibitions worldwide including the big screens in Liverpool, Lux Open at The Royal College of Art, Rotterdam Film Festival. Directors Lounge Berlin, the ICA, OUTVIDEO Video Arts Festival Russia, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum Italy, Furtherfield gallery London, FACT Liverpool and Welcome to the Treasuredome - a London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea programme in Weymouth (to name but a few places).

Her work is broadly based around the human condition - the inevitability of isolation, concerns with meaning, freedom and mortality. Recurring major themes and elements  include identity, alienation, anxiety, representation, mortality and memory and there is a sustained interest in state intervention and political oppression.
These poignant and visceral films interrogate what it means to be free through the use of formality, abstraction, sound and interwoven visual metaphors. Techniques including repetition, pixilation and superimposition are employed in films such as PUNCH and BOOT in which human actions powerfully evoke relentless violence. Other films draw attention to the representation of things and have been described as ethereal, engaging and mysterious.

Her films are in the collection of The Lux, British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection and sculptures in the collection of The David Roberts Art Foundation.

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