Tim Davies

Thursday 24 April - Saturday 24 May
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 5pm

Tim Davies’ film and video works often feature a performer, usually the artist himself, negotiating his way through the built environment. The human body becomes the means by which to explore the spatial and social aspects of architecture. 

This exhibition includes a new film made in response to Norwich – reflecting the city’s historic context and its cultural and architectural specificity. In an earlier multiscreen
piece using moving and still images, the artist can be seen running through the streets creating a fluid, pounding rhythm, as he searches, searches, and finally disappears in and amongst new buildings. In another, the artist’s hand traces a journey along Venetian canals, capturing the city in the watery reflections, images which disintegrate whenever the fingers ripple the surface. These short films made during a recent residency in China, and for the Venice Biennale, will be shown alongside the series of sanded postcards Bridges which, like the films, build patterns by discreet repetition and erasure, creating a series of visual poems for familiar and some less familiar public structures and spaces. 

Tim Davies lives and works in Swansea. He represented Wales at the 2011 Venice Biennale and his work is included in many public collections.

Friday 9 May, 5.30pm Tim Davies talks about the exhibition and his work


Co-commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Norwich University of the Arts
Tim Davies is represented by Tom Rowland Fine Art

Visit Tim Davies' website here