Hello and welcome to my site - I hope you enjoy the work. I am a moving image artist based in Bristol where I am a Senior Lecturer in Media Production at The University of the West of England, teaching critical thinking through filmmaking, images, text-based work, research methods and audience engagement. I am also a member of the artist-run collective BEEF (Bristol Experimental Expanded Film), a film and sound collective supporting experimental practice in Bristol since 2015 and providing an independent platform and much-needed resource for artists’ production, distribution and critical engagement.
I make video, 16mm film and moving image work with groups and communities to explore the construction of collective identities and the moving image. Nationalism and violence often form a central critique for the projects, focusing upon identities which are dictated by the state; their agency to self-identify manipulated between political agendas and media discourse. I am interested in how moving image can produce new imagined communities and reclaim places and identities.
Katie is a Royal West of England Academician and was nominated for the 2016 Paul Hamlyn Award. She was 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. Her practice-led PhD research focused upon contemporary British Bordering practices and she has contributed to several practice-led publications, writing for both US and British publications.