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Phoebe Davies: Act 1: Astoria

Work / Film

Phoebe Davies’ film celebrates elderly day care centres and London DJs

Now here’s something we definitely haven’t seen before: the results of an artist-in-residence at some of London’s care homes for the elderly. London-based artist and producer Phoebe Davies was invited by Clod Ensemble to be part of their programme Extravagant Acts for Mature People, spending three months in two care homes observing what went on.

Phoebe focused on “investigating and exchanging ideas of self representation, assumed perceptions and popular culture, drawing upon visual references of hyper stylised fashion imagery and remixing old records with house beats.” The result of this is a short film called Act 1: Astoria which sees the elderly characters Phoebe met in her time in the care homes reacting to music, and is a strangely beautiful representation of pop culture and the world and time we live in.

The full video and fly poster series can be seen now at the COLLABORATE! Exhibition at Oriel Sycharth Gallery in Wrexham until 19 June.

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Phoebe Davies: Act 1: Astoria

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Phoebe Davies: Act 1: Astoria. Queenie Fly Poster Series

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