(Postponed) date TBC - Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair, Lewisham Arthouse, London
'an event bringing together Sticky Fingers’ friends, collaborators and allies for a fair celebrating feminist, queer, disabled-led and local interdisciplinary publishing.'
3 Nov 2023 - 6-9pm Listening Party, performance at David Dale Gallery
Lydia Davies is an artist and writer based in Glasgow. Working across moving image, voice, sound, and bookmaking, she devises narrative-driven works preoccupied with interpersonal dynamics, bodily experiences, and the sifting and shifting exploits of voice and narration.
Lydia is currently working on a short film supported by VACMA, which expands on research into early projection techniques pre-dating the synchronisation of sound and image. She was recently artist in residence at the CCA Glasgow, to develop a body of research into sonorous and vocal nonsense through melismatic vocals and sound poetry. This ongoing research and body of vocal recordings revels in silly noises, failures and playful outpourings, and considers how clowning the mouth can open up alternative sonorous and affective methods of meaning-making.
Her recent writing commissions include:
Re spir ing (2023), a text developed in response to the artists’ research for the exhibition ‘To tease, to hold these stories through and through’ at Glasgow Project Room; and, Let’s fall in (2023), a prose poem commissioned by ho.rr curatorial collective, for the artist moving image screening event + publication ‘Projections of Love’, at French Street, Glasgow.
More of her writing and books can be found at Good Press in Glasgow, Typewronger Books in Edinburgh, CCA Derry, and MAP Magazine.
Radio + Writing
2023 This one’s for the, a radio work commissioned by David Dale Gallery, broadcast on Clyde Built Radio on 10/09/23 @ 12pm
2023 Fyxen, a text commissioned for Wei Zhou’s solo exhibition, ‘The Unspeakable in Pursuit of the Uneatable’, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
2023 Radiophrenia Broadcast, in ‘Shorts 14’ programme 27/08/23 @ 3 – 4pm, Streamed online, on Resonance extra and Glasgow 87.9fm
2023 Lets fall in, a prose poem commissioned by ho.rr collective for ‘Projections of Love’; a publication and Valentine’s event with artist moving image, readings, and music from DJ peanut. French Street, Glasgow. → Publication available here
2023 Re spir ing, a text commissioned for the exhibition ‘to tease, to hold these stories through and through’ by artists Alkmini Gkousiari, Isobel O’Donovan and Rosie Trevill. → Read here, or listen here
2022, a holding place: Collaborative writing workshop with Jess Holdengarde, hosted by Ilali Collective, Berlin
2022 Personal Phrases, published online with MAP Magazine in Feb #64.
→ Read here: Part I: Choreography | Part II: Redundancy | Part III: Ventriloquy
2022 Radiophrenia Broadcast, in ‘Shorts 25’ programme 17/02/22 @ 1 – 2pm, Streamed online, on Resonance extra and Glasgow 87.9fm
2021 Being Beside Oneself, published online with MAP Magazine in Nov #64. → Read here: Part I | Part II | Part III
2021 June Volume 1, Publication by MFA@GSA Productions → Publication available here
2020 ‘Vibration lets me know you are there’, Radio Series, episode 3: 27/12/21 @ 2pm, Market Gallery, Glasgow
2020 Radiophrenia Broadcast, in ‘Shorts 20’ programme 14/11/20 @ 8 – 9am, Streamed online, on Resonance extra and Glasgow 87.9fm
2019 ‘RUNG Magazine Issue #02’, print launch at Latch, Bristol
Reading + Performance
03 Nov 2023 This one’s for the, a live performance , ‘Listening Party’ at David Dale Gallery featuring artists Hannan Jones, Yulia Carolin Kothe and Sgàire Wood
08 Sep 2023 Fyxen, a reading for the opening of Wei Zhou’s exhibition, ‘The Unspeakable in Pursuit of the Uneatable’, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
11 Feb 2023 Reading of Lets fall in, aprose poem commissioned by ho.rr collective, for ‘Projections of Love’; a Valentine’s event with artist moving image, readings, accompanying publication, and music from DJ peanut. French Street, Glasgow
2023 Film screening with Spryte, streaming on a continuous loop between 12:00 and 00:00, UTC +1, 03/09/23
2022 ‘Acid Free’, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
2022 ‘Ai Mi Tagai 2022’, White Conduit Projects, London
2021 ‘The Naming of Things’, curated by Bryony Dawson, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2021 ‘A thing that remembers itself’, curated by Holly Rose O’Brien, The Deep End, Glasgow
2021 ‘Ai Mi Tagai 2021’, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2021 ‘HOT WHEELS’, The Glue Factory, Glasgow
2021 ‘The Thread Itself’, part of ‘GLUE’ online exhibition programme, Glasgow School of Art
2020 ‘A Slip of Certain Measure’, 142 Crownpoint Road, Glasgow
2020 ‘Picture Window’, curated by Bryony Dawson, Soft Spot online, Manchester
2019 ‘Ai Mi Tagai’, Denchu Hirakushi House and Atelier and Tokyo Geidai, Tokyo
2017 ‘Project #17’, The Brick Cube, London
2016 ‘Dream Works’, Lethaby Gallery, London
2016 ‘Everything Must Go’, Acme Glassyard Studio 109, London
2015 ‘One Box & One Piece’, Youkobo Gallery and Tokyo Geidai, Tokyo
2015 ‘Juice’, Acme Project Space, London
2015 ‘so-so’, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2015 ‘Liquid’, Youkobo Gallery, Tokyo
2015 Online commission for Acme Studios homepage, London
2014 ‘Image to Scale’, William Road Gallery, London