AiRborne - Morwenna Kearsley, January - April 2017
Morwenna Kearsley is a visual artist based in Glasgow. Her practice considers the physical and psychological issues around performance and voice through photography, moving image, sound and text. She specialised in photography during her undergraduate degree with a focus on darkroom printing and alternative processes, which influenced most of her early professional work. A growing interest in creative writing and script writing, combined with her photographic skills led to a shift in working with moving image and video installation. In 2013, she was awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship for Fine Art in order to complete the Master of Fine Art course at The Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2015. International residencies include 2012 AiR Artist in Residence at Fondazione Fotografia in Modena, Italy and 2013 Vis-à-Vis Artist in Residence with Limiti Inchuisi gallery in Oratino, Italy.
During her residency at House for an Art Lover, she will produce a video piece that hopes to unearth the house’s potential as a unique cinematic character; considering its potential voice and its relationship to the idea of hauntology as presented by Mark Fisher. Taking as inspiration the films of Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963), The Shining by Stanley Kubrick (1980) and Nostalgia by Hollis Frampton (1971), she is interested in the house as a site of an imagined space (by Macintosh and MacDonald) and its anachronistic transformation into solid form.