Angharad Davies works with image and language to the point where they begin to fall apart. Primarily involved with video, she uses these poetic digressions to investigate themes of memory, nomadism and intimacy within domestic, institutional and service spaces.
Re-filmed photographs, taken whilst traveling, are arranged under the guise of a layman’s anthropology to seek out commonalities and differences across cultures; asking what constitutes “appropriate” behavior, and how we go about designing for it. By combining elements of truth, confession and storytelling, she sets oppositions between fact and fiction, the live and the recorded, the document and the artifact.
(b.1984, London) Angharad Davies earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA from Glasgow School of Art, Scotland and the Central Academy of Fine Art, China. Recent presentations of her work include Here, There and Everywhere; Truth and Liveness with Stephen Kwok, as well as shows in Baltimore, Detroit, London and Chicago. Formerly Commissions Assistant at the National Portrait Gallery, London, she is currently undertaking a four month curatorial project at LODGE (in service of the dark arts), Chicago.