Somerset Art Works is delighted to appoint artist and filmmaker Suki Chan to create a new work for this years’ Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September – 6 October) commissioning programme, County of Contrasts.
Suki Chan is making a short film exploring memories and place. Drawing upon the stories of pilots living in Somerset, MEMORY takes the audience on a visual and aural journey from the axons and neurons found inside brains to the distinctive topography of Somerset. Chan’s distinctive aesthetic investigates and connects the micro and the macro.
About the Artist
Suki Chan is a London based artist and filmmaker. She uses a range of media including installation, moving image, photography and sound to explore our perception of time and place. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including the Museum of London, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art, Manchester; Liverpool Biennale; Art Basel Hong Kong, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, China; Frost Science Museum, Miami, US; Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan; and Dr. Bhau Daji Museum, Mumbai, India. She has received grant awards from Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England and Film London. Chan is represented by Tintype London.
Commissioned by Somerset Art Works. Funded by Arts Council England.
We thank for the partnership support from the following organisations and their team to make this project possible:
Steart Marshes, WWT (www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/steart-marshes)
Cheddar Gorge & Caves (www.cheddargorge.co.uk)
Somerset Film (www.somersetfilm.com)
MEMORY is the first chapter of an ambitious multi-platform project investigating consciousness. The development phase has been funded by Arts Council of England and supported by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN).
Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019
Final work will be shown during the Festival this year (21st September – 6th October) at Somerset Film in Bridgwater. Further details please see Somerset Art Weeks Guide.