Foyer Space
Foyer, Scott Building, Plymouth University
Monday 12 to Friday 16 March 2012
The week-long residency allowed me to develop ideas around matrilineage through my practice as an artist film-maker. The project was part of the Research Conversations initiative, a series of exhibitions and presentations of research by creative practitioner-researchers who had received support from the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research (MADr) at Plymouth University, curated by Liz Nicol.

1. I created the installation STITCH in the foyer space, which evolved over the first four days of the residency;
2. and gave the durational performance STITCH from 10am to 4pm on the final day, Friday 16 March;
3. I presented a paper STITCH in process: a reflection on practice-as-research to the Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group, postgraduate studio, room 114, Scott Building, 4pm to 5pm Wednesday 14 March 2012;
4. the film These Restless Hands was also created during the residency, and was part of the Manifestations of Place exhibition of postgraduate research by Lu La Buzz, Gabrielle Llewellin, Kayla Parker, and Yan Preston, in the second floor corridor of the Scott Building (14 to 23 March 2012, Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm; private view: 5pm 14 March 2012, following my Land/Water talk);
5. STITCH is included, as an example of a performative strand of practice that gives agency to the maternal body, in the video essay Her Dark Materials (2013), which formed part of my PhD thesis and was screened initially at Living Film,, London (16 October 2013); and then presented at the Approaching Animation symposium, University of St Andrews, Fife (8 and 9 April 2014).

Thanks: Roberta Mock, Stuart Moore, Liz Nicol, Jonni Parker, Liz Wells

This practice research developed from two previous projects supported by MADr, which investigated film materiality, subjectivity and place:
Measure 16mm film-drawing (2009 to 2010)
Research development undertaken through a residency at Plymouth Arts Centre (23 to 26 October 2009). Research outcomes presented at the Land/Water and the Visual Arts’ Exchange exhibition, Avenue Gallery, Northampton University (12 to 29 January 2010); Plymouth Arts Centre (28 April 2010); and the Purpose of Drawing exhibition, Cube Gallery, Plymouth (7 June to 2 July 2010).

Brighton Road Movie 16mm personal archive (2010 to 2011)
Research outcomes presented in the programme Hand Eye Visions: the Films of Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore at Lighthouse, Brighton, curated by Ian Helliwell for Cine-City, the Brighton Film Festival (27 November 2010); and in the Spritus Sancti and Ghost Radio programme in the Run Run Shaw Space at BAFTA, London; curated by Philip Ilson and London Short Film Festival for Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (24 July 2011).
Image: detail of hanging 16mm filmstrips; photo Stuart MooreImage: detail of the grounded film, after the performance; photo Stuart Moore