Adam Turner

THE LOOK

ADAM TURNER

FILM

2. Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker
Fri 28 – Sun 30 May, 10am – 6pm

Online
Fri 28 May – Sun 6 June

Caught in the act?

A short film in which we become implicated in the act of looking at an isolated individual.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Adam Turner’s practice focuses on using conventions of cinema to explore the gap between reality and fantasy, creating an uncomfortable uncertainty in his work.


FIND OUT MORE

vimeo.com/adamturned


Verity Coward

Verity Coward, still from Industrious Demons, 2018

INDUSTRIOUS DEMONS

VERITY COWARD

FILM

3. Village Hall, West Coker
Fri 28 – Sun 30 May, 10am – 6pm

Online
Fri 28 May – Sun 6 June

What can we do in the country?

Industrious Demons is a moving image work that aims to simulate the tempo of a storm, drawing the audience into the storm’s charged lull where a dog anxiously chews at the grass, before accelerating into a vehicular storm chase.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Verity Coward is a multidisciplinary artist working across video and sculpture. In her video work, Verity asks questions about agency and the phenomena that emerge when bodies, landscapes and the heavens meet. She often uses vehicles and backyard stunts to mediate this interaction, mapping this upward striving onto a lateral axis.


Co-selected with Withkin

FIND OUT MORE

instagram.com/veritycoward


A mixed media image including the mucky insides of an electronic device, a globe and a line drawing of a hand clutching a phone

Duncan Poulton

A mixed media image including the mucky insides of an electronic device, a globe and a line drawing of a hand clutching a phone
Duncan Poulton, Content Anxiety, 2019

CONTENT ANXIETY

DUNCAN POULTON

FILM

1. OSR Project Space, West Coker
Fri 28 – Sun 30 May, 10am – 6pm

Online
Fri 28 May – Sun 6 June

Digital collage workshop:
Wed 2 June, 7-8:30pm
Booking required

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Can we escape our digital lives?

Content Anxiety is a video collage which uses audio appropriated from anonymous teenagers’ ‘Why I Quit YouTube’ videos. It expresses the paradoxes of making, in an era of perpetual storage, content overload and self-branding.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Duncan Poulton uses digital video and image assemblage to address ideas of simulation, copying and circulation, in an increasingly virtual world.


FIND OUT MORE

duncanpoulton.com


Marcy Saude

A person with long dark hair peers through a hole in an old wooden door of a stone building
Marcy Saude, still from Catherine, 2017

CATHERINE

MARCY SAUDE

FILM

2. Dawe’s Twineworks, West Coker
Fri 28 – Sun 30 May, 10am – 6pm

Online
Fri 28 May – Sun 6 June

What could go wrong?

A few scenes from a lesser-known Grimm’s fairytale, Frederick and Catherine, are transposed to the West Cumbrian landscape. This film follows a woman’s work and (mis)adventures, exploring low-key folk magic and squatting tactics.


ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marcy Saude works with time-based media, with a focus on radical histories, the landscape, counterculture and speculative fiction. She works closely with artist-run film collectives in Bristol and Rotterdam.


FIND OUT MORE
marcysaude.net


Eden Mitsenmacher

An animation still, depicting a colourful bedroom, where a pink bedspread has eyes and the floor is checkered black and white. The walls are pale yellow, and a hand reaches towards the scene.
Eden Mitsenmacher, still from These Boots Are Made for Walkin', 2017

THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN'

EDEN MITSENMACHER

FILM

3. Village Hall, West Coker
Fri 28 – Sun 30 May, 10am – 6pm

Online
Fri 28 May – Sun 6 June

How do we fall apart?

A surreal animation pulsating with wit and udder-like toes. To the tune of These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, chosen for its sexual politics and use as a protest song (These Boots are Made for Marching), a woman’s body gradually disintegrates.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Eden Mitsenmacher combines performance, video, and installation to take a critical view
of social, political and cultural issues.


FIND OUT MORE

edenmitsenmacher.com


Ruth Waters

Two figures in colourful clothing leap into a dark sky filled with stars
Ruth Waters, Still from Redsky66, 2016

REDSKY66

RUTH WATERS

FILM

2. Village Hall, West Coker
Fri 28 – Sun 30 May, 10am – 6pm

Online
Fri 28 May – Sun 6 June

Will it be like this forever?

The artist spent six months conducting Skype interviews with people suffering from severe phobias. Redsky66 tells the story of a man who has Apeirophobia (fear of eternity) and what happens when he sends a viral tweet. It draws on Waters’ own experience of having an extreme phobia, and examines how such anxiety disorders are amplified in the digital age.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ruth Waters works with film, sound, animation, text and installation. Her work offers critique of the murky uncertainties of our digital era using dark humour and satire.


FIND OUT MORE

ruthwaters.co.uk


man wraped in a mustard coloured duvet with a moustache

Natasha Cantwell

Old clock tower with flag on the top
Natasha Cantwell, Film Still from Te Aroha, 2013

TE AROHA, COVE AND LEAVE YOUR BODY

NATASHA CANTWELL

FILM

3. Village Hall, West Coker
Fri 28 – Sun 30 May, 10am – 6pm

Online
Fri 28 May – Sun 6 June

Ever get stuck in a loop?

Cantwell’s trilogy of films, Te Aroha, Cove and Leave your body, reference classic movie techniques to build tension and suspense. But rather than building to a traditional climax, we get stuck in a feedback loop of paranoia. This nightmare of repetition mirrors the mental barriers that can stop us from reaching out for help.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Natasha Cantwell’s work spans music video, fashion photography and art projects. She embraces awkwardness and draws from the absurdity of human behaviour


FIND OUT MORE

natashacantwell.com


Rossella Nisio

An image of a light fitting in a darkened room
Rossella Nisio, still from The Silent Ray, 2019

THE SILENT RAY

ROSSELLA NISIO

FILM

5. The Royal George, West Coker
Fri 28 – Sun 30 May, 10am – 6pm

Online
Fri 28 May – Sun 6 June

What do we know about the past?

The Silent Ray is an experimental video work exploring the desire of individuals to follow destructive paths. It emerges from an album of photographs made by the artist’s grandfather when he was fighting in the colonial war waged by Italy’s Fascist Party against Ethiopia in 1935-36.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Rossella Nisio is a visual artist based in Rotterdam, who focuses on notions of memory, imagination and space.


FIND OUT MORE

manicowlworks.com