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INCANTATION, WENDY [22.08.21 - on]

__Incantation, Wendy__ published by An Endless Supply, as part of a commission with TACO!, is due out August 2021. With written contributions from Beth Bramich, Stine Hebert, Juliet Jacques, Tom Richards, Chu-Li Shewring and Dave Tompkins, the book is an incantation for Wendy, a film fan-letter from artist Frances Scott to composer Wendy Carlos. It meditates on Carlos as “The Original Synth”, and moves across channels that speak of the unbounded voice in collaboration, synthesis, transition, through vocoders, archives, re-readings, light pulses, solar flares, cyclical returns, and in concert with horses, moons, and a sun, eclipsing as it rises above the horizon. Incantation, Wendy launches as part of the 2021-22 'almanac' with transmediale, HKW [Haus der Kulturen der Welt], Berlin; TACO!, London; and Cafe OTO, London.

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67. INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERHAUSEN [01.05.21 - 10.05.21] »

Screening of Valentina in the LUX distributors' programme at 67. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

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LUX [2021] »

New Artist Focus essay by Emily La Barge: Frances Scott – The Invisible Score, now online at LUX with distributed works.

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UNSUNG STORIES: WOMEN AT COLUMBIA'S COMPUTER MUSIC CENTER [09.04.21 - 10.04.21] »

Excerpts from Valentina and rehearsal letter in paper by Frances Morgan, 'Call and response: making with the archive', as part of the symposium 'Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia’s Computer Music Center'.

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RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES, PARIS/BERLIN [23.02.21 - 28.02.21] »

Screening of Valentina in the Louvre, Paris and online for the 'espaces hybrides' programme at Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin.

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TRANSMEDIALE x CTM [24.01.21 - 14.02.21] »

Screening with transmediale and CTM of 'Valentina' and commissioned studio session 'rehearsal letter', with musician and instrument maker, Tom Richards + in conversation event 'Fragments of a score in progress' with Tom, Lisa Rovner (Sisters with Transistors) and Lisa Blanning.

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TACO! [19.11.20 - 22.11.20] »

Screening online of Valentina [2020] and in-conversation with writer Beth Bramich, to conclude research residency at TACO!.

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THE BOWER [04.09.20 - 06.09.20] »

Screening of Diviner [2017] in online film programme with artists Jaki Irvine, Olivia Plender and Rosa-Johan Uddoh. Review by Maria Walsh in Art Monthly, October 2020.

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ART LICKS [08.20] »

Interview revisiting she do the tree in different voices [2017].

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RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES, PARIS/BERLIN [25.02.20 - 01.03.20] »

PHX [X is for Xylonite] online as part of Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin 2020.

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EDGE OF FRAME + LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL, CLOSE-UP FILM CENTRE, LONDON [08.12.19] »

Screening of PHX [X is for Xylonite] in Surface Memory.

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TACO!, LONDON [07.12.19] »

Live performance of initial score developed with musician and researcher Tom Richards, working with his hand-built music synthesiser and sequencer 'Mini-Oramics', designed by Daphne Oram in 1976 but not realised. This event forms part of research towards 'Wendy' with TACO!

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57th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK [03.10.19 - 06.10.19] »

Screening of PHX [X is for Xylonite] in Projections programme and 'Solve for X'. Curated by Dennis Lim and Aily Nash.

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VHS at TACO! [10.08.19] »

'VHS' is a regular film event at TACO!, where each screening is selected by invited contributors to form an expanding programme of moving image. 'Collapse' is the first event in the series, selected with artist and curator Mat Jenner, including artists Charlotte Prodger, Ursula Mayer and Nancy Holt.

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+ Limited edition prints { } (2020) and EDUCATION CUTS AFFECT YOU FIGHT THEM (2019) available to buy through Vide Atelier and as fundraiser for not-for-profit, The Bower.

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PROLOGUE >

Frances Scott (b. 1981, Barrow-in-Furness) is an artist working with moving image. Her work considers the narratives and histories at the periphery of cinematic production and its apparatus, to produce films composed of their metonymic fragments. Her projects are often made in exchange with other specialists, groups and publics, and developed through research using online and physical archives and collections. She associates and composites diverse materials, analogue and digital film media, to create intricate scenarios that are both scripted and improvised.

Her film work, informed by this collaborative and research-led process, takes multiple forms, through exhibitions to installations, screenings, events, broadcasts and publications, including presentations at: 67. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, distributor screening [2021]; transmediale x CTM, Berlin [2021]; 'espaces hybrides', rencontres internationales, Paris/Berlin [2021]; 'Projections',57th New York Film Festival; New York [2019]; The Institute of Making, University College London [2019]; 'Edge of Frame', London International Animation Festival, Close Up Film Centre [2019]; Nunnery Gallery, London [2019]; Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium [2018]; The Bower, London [2018]; Tate St Ives [2018]; Annely Juda Fine Art with The Russian Club, London [2018]; CloseUp Film Centre, London [2018]; Yorkshire Sculpture Park with Art Licks [2017]; Phoenix Leicester [2017]; Whitechapel Gallery [with Phil Coy] [2017]; Peninsula Arts and South West Film & Television Archive, Plymouth [2017]; Focal Point Gallery, Southend [2016]; ‘London Open’ triennial, Whitechapel Gallery [2015]; and ‘Selected III’ videoclub / FLAMIN screenings in the USA including Anthology Film Archives, New York, Seattle International Film Festival, and LA Film Forum [2014], and in the UK [2013].

Between 2012 - 2018 her practice included CATALOG, a collaborative project with Joyce Cronin. Frances was recipient of the Stuart Croft Foundation Moving Image Award [2017], and associate artist at the Moving Image Research Centre [MIRC], University of East London [2018-2019]. She graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art [2003] and Wimbledon College of Art [2010].

Frances is currently working on research towards 'Wendy', a film commissioned by TACO! [Thamesmead Arts and Culture Office), London, for a solo exhibition and publication in 2022. Her films are distributed by LUX.

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CONTACT >

frances@abyme.org.uk . twitter . instagram

Images: Diviner [2017], film stills

 

 
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