Performance

Tang [performance] with Tracing the Pathway, Geopark Festival 2015, Copenhagen, Aug 2015

Breathing Shadows [installation] with Tracing the Pathway, Nuuk, Greenland, Jun 2015

The Hoppy Hoppy Sparrow [performance installation] with Tracing the Pathway Academy of Theatre Arts, Helsinki, May 2015

i see what we see [intervention] with Tracing the Pathway

Performance Art Festival, Pittsburgh, Aug 2015

Streetlight Festival, Oxford, Nov 2014

PaR conference, Kings College, London, Oct 2014

Bodies in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct 2014

I’m A Postmodern Essentialist Get Me Out of Here! [performance]

Performing Research - Researching Performance Symposium, University of Bristol, Dec 2013

Lacunae [performance] in collaboration with Aaron James

Performance and Live Art Platform Larnaca, Cyprus, Jul 2012

Being and Nothingness [installation]

Performance and Live Art Platform Larnaca, Cyprus, Jul 2012

2011-12 iOWN Remix Series [online live art broadcasts] collaboration with Sven Goyvaerts

online, Dec 2011 – Feb 2012

2011 Instability in Stability [a performing archive and digital performance series]

online, project funded by the Arts Council England (Jun-Sept 2011) and presented in collaboration with

the LAPsody festival Helsinki (Jun 2011) www.instability-in-stability.co.uk

2010 Dis’intergable Annex (1) [living archive installation]

Co-operation, Academy of Theatre Arts, Helsinki, Sept 2010

Tantamount to the Selfsame Difference [installation and action demonstration]

Ultimate dart, Dartington College of Arts, Devon, Jul 2010

2009 Disrupted Landscapes [performance series]

Carovana, various

A Mark, A Line, A Trace, A Scar [performance]

Inter- auto-prese-turbance-docu-formativity, Academy of Theatre Arts, Helsinki, June 2009

Student Assessed Work Series 1/3 Contemporary Archiving Project [installation & live stream]

Off The Cuff, Dartington College of Arts, Devon, January 2009

Curatorial Projects

2018 Groundwork [exhibition] with Tracing the Pathway, Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Milton Keynes.

The Groundwork Weekender [festival] with Tracing the Pathway, various locations, Milton Keynes.

Situating the Groundwork: Initiatives, Infrastructures and Interventions [symposium] with Tracing

the Pathway, MK Gallery.

2015 -2018 Groundwork [public events and residency programme, and research project] Milton Keynes Arts Centre.

Groundwork is a performance and research project about Milton Keynes by Tracing the Pathway. The

project invites (inter)national artists to respond to Milton Keynes’ unique cultural heritage through site responsive

performance practice and archival research into the Milton Keynes Development Corporation

and City archives]. Produced in association with Tracing the Pathway and Milton Keynes Arts Centre,

supported by Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Milton Keynes Council and Arts

and Heritage Alliance.

2017 The Only Constant Thing is Change [archival exhibition] with Test Dept, Red Gallery, London.

2016 - 2017 Simple Acts [professional development, networking and creative exchange event programme] with

Tracing the Pathway at Milton Keynes Arts Centre.

2014 - 2016 Nomadic Arts Festival [festival] with Mads Floor Andersen, Charciabałda, Poland (2014), Rome, Italy

(2015), Bratislava, Slovenia (2016).

2015 Conversations on Collaboration [salon session programme] 1A2 Studios, London.

Power Plant [party] Milton Keynes Arts Centre.

Tangfestival [performance platform] Odsherred, Udkant, Denmark.

2013 Reading Franko B: Moments in Love [archival exhibition] Theatre Collection, University of Bristol.

Performing Research – Researching Performance Symposium [symposium] University of Bristol.

In the City [curated programme of talks to accompany The Showrooms Projects project July - December]

The Parlour Showrooms, Bristol.

Walking in the City [symposium] The Parlour Showrooms, Bristol.

2011 Transparency [archival exhibition] Ferdynand Zweig Memorial Trust, Open Space Galleries, Penryn.

2009 Estate Iglesiente [exhibition] Giuseppe Fray Gallery, Bindua, Sardinia.

s/1219 [archival exhibition] Dartington Library, Dartington College of Arts, Devon.

 
 
Research

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014 Research Assistant for Performance Reenactment Society’s project Group Show (Jul-Sep 2013).

 

Dr Andrea Marciel Garcia’s project City Body Writing.

 

Dr Kate Elswit and Rani Nair’s project Future Memory (Mar 2014).

2017 - present Committee Member for Society for Theatre Research’s New Researchers Network.

 

2015 - present Co-artistic director and producer of Groundwork , a performance and research project about Milton Keynes by Tracing the Pathway. The project invites (inter)national artists to respond to Milton Keynes’

unique cultural heritage through site-responsive performance practice. Produced in association with

Tracing the Pathway and Milton Keynes Arts Centre, supported by Arts Council England, Milton Keynes

Community Foundation, Milton Keynes Council and Arts and Heritage Alliance.

 

2016 - 2017 Co-producer of Simple Acts a year-long programme of professional development, networking and

creative exchange events at Milton Keynes Arts Centre.

 

2014 Lead Co-ordinator for the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies Stand at the Bristol Doctoral

College’s Festival of Postgraduate Research.

 

Study Room Facilitator at Tempting Failure festival

 

2013 - 2014 Student Representative for Friends of the Theatre Collection Council.

 

2013 – 2014 Postgraduate Research Representative for the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies Staff/student Liaison Committee, University of Bristol.

 

Arts Postgraduate Research Representative for the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities at Graduate School and other school meetings, University of Bristol.

 

Convener of the Ideas Shed Reading Group , PGR Group University of Bristol.

 

2013 Digital Co-Editor of Nemi to Nottingham: In the Footsteps of Fundilia website and blog to accompany

Nottingham City Museums and Galleries exhibition Thetreasures of Nemi: Finds from the Sanctuary of

Diana (2013).

 

Critical Engagement Coordinator for In the City , a six month programme of talks to accompany The

Showrooms Projects curatorial and performance programme, Bristol.

 

Symposium Co-ordinator , Walking in the City [Sep 2013], The Parlour Showrooms, Bristol.

 

Exhibition curator, Reading Franko B: Moments in Love , [ Feb-March 2013], Theatre Collection,

University of Bristol.

 

2012 Invited speaker at an International Networking event between Dr. Jerome Fletcher, Falmouth University

and the Danish arts collective Godsbanen promoting the research and impact of AHRC-funded project

Performing Documents: Modelling Creative and Curatorial Engagements with Performance and Live Art Archives.

 
 
Selected Conference Papers/Presentations/Performance Lectures

 

Beyond the Archive: The Only Constant is Change - Annual Christmas Lecture: Early Career Researchers Panel, 12 Dec 2017, The Society for Theatre Research New Researchers Network, Art Workers Guild, London.

 

You’re What Happens Here with Tracing the Pathway - A Sense of Place: Arts, Enterprise & Placemaking An Interdisciplinary Conference, 3-5 Nov 2017, University of Bedfordshire, Luton Campus, Luton.

 

Citing Site: Documentation as Place Making with Tracing the Pathway - Documentation Action Research Collective (DARC), 4 July 2017, Manuel Vason Studio, London.

 

Conversations on Conversation with Tracing the Pathway - Salon Flux Open House, 20 March 2017, Monstera Art Studios, London.

 

Inbetween the Rafters: Endurance Archiving and Speed-dating Documents - Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User!, 31 May - 3 June 2016, Sibmas, The Royal Library of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

- PSi *19 Now Then: Performance & Temporality conference, 25-29 June 2013, Stanford University.

Articulating Identity: The (un)Comfortable Space of Collaborative Pedagogy with Rosie Enys and Sarah Jane

- Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User!, 31 May - 3 June 2016, Sibmas, The Royal Library of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Activating Archives: Towards An Embodiment of the Corporeal - Archives, Art and Activism Symposium, 3-5 September 2015, University College London and Gothenburg, London.

 

Fluid Ecologies: (in)between performative encounters - PSi#21 - Performances of Unknowing, The North Atlantic Cluster - Fluid States North [15-21 June 2015]

 

Performance Studies International in collaboration with the Sisters Academy: Nuuk Art Museum, Nuuk, Greenland.

 

Fluid Ecologies: The Hoppy Hoppy Sparrow with Tracing the Pathway - Emergent, Emergence, Emergency, [27-30 May 2015] 5th International Festival and Conference of Live Art and Performance Studies: Theatre Academy of University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.

 

Creative Interventions Re-imagining the Archive with Jo Elsworth, Director of Theatre Collection, Uni. of Bristol - Association of Performing Arts Collections Symposium Performance Collections and their Users, 26 Feb 2015, University of Birmingham.

 

Performing the Archive - Bristol Bright Night, 26 September 2014, Watershed, Bristol. - CADRE Research Student Conference 2012:On Performativity, 26 April 2012, University of Wolverhampton.

Performance Catalysis: Civilisation of Vulnerability

- Research Seminar Series, 19 March 2014, University of Bristol.

 

Reading Franko B: Moments in Love

- TAPRA Annual conference, 4-6 September 2013, University of Glasgow.

 

Glancing Back at Performance Remains with Tracing the Pathway

- Replace conference, 12 – 14 April 2013, Arnolfini, Bristol

 

Cara Loft - Golddust research event, 5 December 2012, University of Bristol.

 

Instability in Stability - Mad Artist Tea Party, 22 January 2012, Watford Museum;

 

- Journeys Across Media conference, 19 April 2012, University of Reading

 

- Redux symposium, 8 – 9 December 2012, Arnolfini, Bristol.

 

- TaPRA conference, 7-9 September 2011, Kingston University.

 

Framing the Body – A Concept Towards the Interconnected Process of Performance, Document and Archive

-PSi *17: Camillo 2.0 Technology, Memory, Experience , 25-29 May 2011, Utrecht University.

 

Tantamount to the Selfsame Difference

- Collisions, performance festival and colloquium event, 5-9 October 2010, Central School Speech and Drama.

Welcome to our Disrupted Landscape

 

- Carovana S.M.I, March 2009, Assunta Pittaluga Studios (Cagliari, Sardinia).

 

 
 
Publications

Forthcoming Bowmott, A. and C. Davies (2018) Best Laid Plans in T. Ashley and A. Weedon (eds.) (2019) Developing A Sense of Place: Models for the Arts and Urban Planning, publisher to be confirmed. [book chapter]

 

Davies, C (2016) ‘Inbetween the Rafters: Endurance Archiving and Speed-dating Documents’ as part of the

2018 publication of conference proceedings for Freeze Challenge the Hierarchy: Researcher, Artist, User!, Paris: Sibmas. [conference paper]

 

Davies, C, R. Enys and S. Jane (2016) ‘Articulating Identity: The (un)comfortable space of Collaborative

Pedagogy’ as part of the 2018 publication of conference proceedings for Freeze! Challenge the Hierarchy:

Researcher, Artist, User! , Paris: Sibmas. [conference paper]

 

2015 Tracing the Pathway (2015) Fluid Ecologies Series, self-published. [artist book]

 

2014 Davies, C (2012) ‘Instability in Stability’ in Caroline Wright (ed.) Cook Eat Perform, Colchester: Colchester Art Centre and New Work Network’s Activator Programme. [artist text]

 

2013 Davies, C and J. Grove(2013) Hidden Collections: From Archive to Asset - Object Strand Impact Case Study, University of Nottingham. [case study]

 
 
Residencies

Jul - Sept 2018 Artist-Researcher in Residence for Tracing the Pathway’s project Groundwork at Milton Keynes Arts

Centre, Milton Keynes.

Aug - Sept 2017 Artist in Residence for Residents in Residency Series with Tracing the Pathway at Fludende B,Copenhagen

May 2015 & 2017 Residency Host for the 2015 and 2017 iterations of the project Groundwork, Milton Keynes Arts Centre.

Jun 2015 Artist in Residence at Sister’s Academy #2 Greenland at Nuuk Kunstmuseum, Greenland.

May - Aug 2015 Artist in Residence on Fluid Ecologies Residency Series with Tracing the Pathway, Finland and Denmark.

Mar - Apr 2011 Performer for Kulturel Caravan Mesopotamia ‘da - Cultural Caravan International artist exchange, Mardin,

Turkey.

Sept 2010 Artist in Residence for Dartington International Exchange Residency, Theatre Academy Helsinki, Finland.

2009 - 2010 Archive Research Resident with Sardinian collective Carovana S.M.I .

 
 
Grants/Awards

 

Grants/Awards

2018 £46,000 for Groundwork from Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Milton Keynes

Arts Centre and MK Council.

2017 £21,000 for Groundwork from Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Milton Keynes

Arts Centre

2015 A-N Go and See Bursary (with Tracing the Pathway)

2013 Past is Prologue: Creating Art from a Living Archive Bursary Award

TaPRA Postgraduate Bursary Award

The University of Bristol Alumni Foundation Travel Grant

University of Bristol Conference Fund x 2

2012 University of Bristol Conference Fund x 4

2011 AHRC Studentship for fully-funded PhD

Arts Council England Grants For the Arts Award for performance project Instability in Stability

Associate Artist on the Escalator Live Art programme at Colchester Arts Centre.

2010 Ferdynand Zweig Award Scholarship Award to explore the artistic/cultural achievements of another

nation.

2009 - 2010 Erasmus Grant for Work Placement Abroad

2008 - 2010 Dartington College of Arts Tuition Fees Bursary

2007 The Flitwick Town Lands Charity Books and Equipment Grant

 
 
Facilitation

Jan 2015 - present Visiting Lecturer, BA Dance and Choreography, Falmouth University.

 

Feb - Jun 2017 Associate Lecturer, Cultural Identity, first year module on BA Drama, Theatre and Acting courses, University of Chichester.

 

Nov 2013 - Dec 2014 Session Facilitator, Access to Bristol Scheme, University of Bristol.

 

Feb 2012 - Jun 2014 Assistant Tutor, Performance Forms and Analysis and Tutorials, first year courses, Performance Histories and Performing the Archive, second year courses, and Contemporary Theatre, third year course, BA Drama: Theatre, Film, Television, University of Bristol.

 

Oct 2011 - Jan 2014 Guest Lecturer, Research Skills in the Performing Arts 1, second year course, BA Performing Arts (Contemporary Performance), University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

 

Guest Lecturer/Workshop Leader, Multi-media and Intermedial Performance, second year course, BA

Performing Arts, University of Chichester.

Education

2011-17 PhD Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies with Archival Studies

University of Bristol

Thesis title: Activating Archives: Interrogating the Integration of Archival Theory in Creative and Curatorial

Strategies for Performance Art.

Research funded by the AHRC via the Performing Documents: modelling creative and curatorial

engagements with Live Art and Performance Archives project led by Prof. Simon Jones, Dr. Paul Clarke and

Prof. Nick Kaye in association with Theatre Collection, Arnolfini and In Between Time Productions.

 

2008-10 MA Contemporary Arts Practice and Dissemination

 

2005-08 BA (Hons) Dance and Performing Arts 

Professional Memberships

 

since 2018 The Society for Theatre Research

since 2015 Sibmas

since 2013 The Friends Association (Theatre Collection, University of Bristol)

since 2011 Theatre and Performance Research Association

since 2011 Performance Studies International