Beth Fox London, United Kingdom
Multi-media artist, writer and independent curator. Founder and director of The BF Artist Film Festival.
My artist practice is an exploration of contemporary story-telling. Working primarily with video, I combine appropriated footage and self shot scenes to illustrate personal essays relayed by voiceover, creating works that explore different forms of narrative; anecdotes, autobiographies, fictions, jokes. Using Internet research as a departure point, and the Google 'rabbit hole' as an active narrative force, I blend autobiography with historical facts, urban legends, conspiracy theories and celebrity gossip, with the aim to create fragmented narratives that explore the connections between everyday life, fantasy, and dominant ideology.
In my research I use literary criticism as a framework to investigate narrative approaches to art-making. I am particularly interested in exploring the work of Millennial/Generation Z artists through the critical tradition of the ‘unreliable narrator’, and observing the influence of social media on art-making. This has never been a more pertinent trope to explore, as we live in a time when trust in the authority of facts, science and mainstream media is at an all-time low, and broadcasted self curated life-narratives are an everyday occurrence.
The BF Artist Film Festival I - VI Alumni Event
22/05/2018 to 28/05/2018
Beth Fox established The BF Artist Film Festival in 2016. The festival programme is chosen via a reoccurring open call ensuring an eclectic selection of films. To celebrate Art Week Exeter the entire back-catalogue of festivals will be screened together for the first time. All 86 artist films will be shown daily at AWEsome Art Space, 27 Paris...[Read more]
|ART WEEK EXETER, Exeter, UK||Details|
The BF Artist Film Festival VII
The BF Artist Film Festival VII programme has been selected from over 500 applicants and curated to showcase current technical approaches and thematic concerns explored by moving image artists. Domesticity and banality, voyeurism and sexuality, navigating the Internet and our relationships within the urban environment, are all themes that have...[Read more]
|SET Dalston, London, UK||Details|
The BF Artist Film Festival @ nodoCCS
01/11/2018 to 04/11/2018
Founded in 2015 by Maria Bilbao Herrera and Diana Rangel, two Venezuelan artists who recognized the need for a space to generate links between different artistic practices in Venezuela; nodoCCS is a generative platform for the arts, who seek to generate new models of practical research with a multi-disciplinary approach. nodoCCS aims to...[Read more]
|Cerquone Projects, Caracas, Venezuela||Details|
BF Artist Film Festival VIII
22/02/2019 to 22/06/2019
The BF Artist Film Festival is a critical platform for artists working with moving image. Open to national and international artists, the festival programme is selected via a recurring open call held 3 times annually. The eighth BF Artist Film Festival is premiering at Serf! Serf is an artist-led community and project space based in Leeds,...[Read more]
|serf, Leeds, UK||Details|
The BF Artist Film Festival @ PIXELACHE 2019 ‘Breaking the Fifth Wall’.
22/05/2019 to 23/05/2019
The BF Artist Film Festival is a critical platform for artists working with moving image. The BFAFF curator Beth Fox has selected a programme of films from the archive responding to the theme ‘Breaking the Fifth Wall’.
PART I explicitly deals with the fallout from sharing our lives with our digital selves – a heightened level of...[Read more]
|Oranssi, Kaasutehtaankatu 11/20, Helsinki, Helsinki, Finlad||Details|
i am NOT tino sehgal: This work
10/06/2016 to 20/07/2016
I am NOT Tino Sehgal: This Work involves the artist dressed in the classic black uniform of the gallery invigilator sitting in a corner of an empty gallery reading James Joyce’s Ulysses silently for the duration of the gallery opening hours. The invigilator/artist must remain completely absorbed (no toilet breaks, no drinking water, no...[Read more]
|Nahmad Projects, London, UK||Details|