Frances Scott works with moving image, presented through film screenings, installations, events and publications. Her work considers the material that exists around the periphery of the cinematic production, to propose a film composed of its associations and fragments. Where earlier works evolved out of the script, drawing on the idea of the ‘forecaster’ and the trance state, her recent work has explored the experience of moving image through a non-linear film score or its substitution through connected materials.

In her work Its soil was a plot she do the tree in different voices (2017), the film is composed of several connected elements: a 16mm film, sculpture, quadrophonic sound installation and print. These elements were then presented across three spaces at Yorkshire Sculpture Park: the sculpture park's archive, the 19th Century Camellia House, and the Bothy Gallery.

CANWEYE {  } (2016) is a single channel film presented as an installation, fly-poster series and a trailer titled INCIPIT.  This expanded film is installed within a construction that recalls a sound recording booth, with glass viewing panel into the space of projection. Commissioned by Focal Point Gallery CANWEYE {  } presents the image of a film ‘set’ that is between states of construction and deconstruction, and that acts as the main character in a narrative-documentary. Filmed on 16mm in Canvey Island and Venice, architectural and geological sites are made to signify another kind of ‘set’ or presentation in construction.

Frances has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, along with showing at YSP and Focal Point Gallery her recent exhibitions and screenings include: Annely Juda Fine Art (2018); Whitechapel Gallery (with Phil Coy) (2017); Phoenix, Leicester (2017); Peninsula Arts and South West Film & Television Archive, Plymouth (2017); KARST, Plymouth (2016); ‘London Open’ triennial exhibition, Whitechapel Gallery (2015); and ‘Selected III’ videoclub and FLAMIN screenings in the UK and USA including Anthology Film Archives, New York, Seattle International Film Festival, and LA Film Forum (2014). In 2017 Frances was recipient of the inaugural Stuart Croft Foundation Moving Image Award.

While workig at TACO! Frances will continue her interest in the site of film production, considering the legacy of Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange (1962 / 1971), which was shot at various sites around London, including a number of key scenes in Thamesmead. Her research is prompted by the film's pioneering soundtrack, arranged by musician and composer Wendy Carlos. With Robert Moog, Carlos also oversaw the development of the Moog Synthesiser in the 1960s. Frances will use this history as a starting point and lens by which to explore relationships presented in Thamesmead between architecture and music, the synthetic and the natural, urban landscapes and wild fauna.

Canweye{ } 2016, courtesy of Focal Point Gallery

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