Katie Davies

Katie Davies is an artist exploring communal rituals, secular performances and the effect of contemporary bordering practices on the every day. Her videos and installations expose the fine line between the telling of stories and the writing of history, questioning how and why the past is used as evidence for the present moment.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally including Sarajevo Film Festival 2015, Oberhausen International 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. Katie is Course leader in Fine Art at The University of Gloucestershire.

Projects & Artworks

The Lawes of the Marches

Three Screen installation, 22 minutes
Single Screen, 16 minutes

The Lawes of the Marches aims to explore how history is a process of using the past as evidence for the present moment.

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The Separation Line

Single Screen Installation, 9 minutes

The Separation Line aims to reveal an experience of the British border shared by hundreds of civilians and members of the British Armed Forces.

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Single Screen, 9 minutes

'In the video, Commonwealth, Davies shifts her focus between three distinct types of ceremonial activity taking place within Sheffield Town Hall: the citizenship ceremonies, the council meetings and...

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38th Parallel

8 minute looping installation

“Filmed at the Demilitarized Zone on the border between North and South Korea, the work 38th Parallel seeks to portray the particular reality of this contested site. It is a reality marked by an eerie sense of latency.

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Speaker, South Korea

Digital print with soundtrack

“Remember, once you get to The Demilitarized Zone, there is no more De”, David Palmer, Public Affairs Specialist for the US Forces Korea. On experiencing this Militarized environment, there is...

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Looking for Abraham

Single screen, 3 minutes 52 seconds

Filmed in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Looking for Abraham is a four-minute excerpt from a stand up routine captured during happy hour in a European hostel. The comic cultivates a relationship between...

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Exhibitions & Screenings


21st Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia

+/-, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, USA

61st International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

The Lawes of the Marches, Gallery North, Newcastle

The Sensory War, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

Back to the Future, The Cube Cinema, Bristol


The Lawes of the Marches, 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick Upon Tweed

The Lawes of the Marches, Solo exhibition, Berwick Visual Arts and Residency, Berwick Upon Tweed

The Separation Line, Alnwick Gardens, Northumberland

Shock and Awe, 100th anniversary of the start of The Great War and 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

History Repeating, The Cube Cinema, Bristol

Lectures & Talks


Artists Talk, Art and Politics, London, 2015

Sarajevo Film Festival

Artists Talk and Q&A, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 2015


Malcolm X Community Centre, Chairing Q&A with Jeremy Corbyn, 2015

Oberhausen International Film Festival

Artists Talk and Q&A, Oberhausen, Germany, 2015

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Artists Talk and Q&A, Berwick Upon Tweed, 2015

Estate, a Reverie

The Cube Cinema, Bristol, Chairing the panel, screening and discussion of ‘Estate, a Reverie’ with Andrea Zimmerman, 2015

Back to The Future

The Cube Cinema, Bristol, A Screening and discussion of six contemporary artists films, Chaired by Al Cameron, 2015

History Repeating

The Cube Cinema, Bristol, A Screening and discussion of six contemporary artists films, Chaired by Al Cameron, 2014

Reviews & Publications

The New York Times

A Century of War Rendered in Art, Christopher f. Schuetze, October 2014

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The Quietus

Festival Review, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Michael Pattison, October 2014

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Artists 3D-print radiation beam from a spinning star

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Forthcoming: ‘Dead Air’ The Acoustic Of War And Peace – Creative Interpretations Of The Sounds Of Conflict And Remembrance

Co-authored with Professor Paul Gough for Conflict and the Senses to be published by Routledge, late 2016

+ / -, Joseloff Gallery

Exhibition Catalogue, Hartford, USA, 2015

The Sensory War 1914-2014

Bodies, Minds and Environments, Ana Carden-Coyne, Exhibition Catalogue text, The Imperial War Museum, Cambrian Press, 2014

Back From the Front

Art, Memory and the Aftermath of War, Paul Gough, Exhibition Catalogue text, The Royal West of England Academy, 2014

Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film, August 2013

Chapter 11: Border Imaging Revealing the Gaps between the Reality, the Representation, and the Experience of the Border, Chapter from Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film, Edited by Jakub Kazecki Karen A. Ritzenhoff Cynthia J. Miller, Scarecrow Press, 2013


Katie Davies

Address: Studio 19, Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX