EDGE OF FRAME + LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL, CLOSE-UP FILM CENTRE, LONDON [08.12.19] » Screening curated by Edwin Rostron, Edge of Frame, as part of Surface Memory, a programme of five recent works at the intersection of animation, artists’ moving image and experimental film.


TACO!, LONDON [07.12.19] » Live performance of initial score developed with musician and researcher Tom Richards, working with the music synthesiser and sequencer 'Mini-Oramics', designed but never realised in 1976 by Daphne Oram (1925-2003), and hand-built by Richards during his PhD at Goldsmiths University, 2016. This event forms part of research towards 'Wendy' with TACO!


THE BOWER, LONDON [08.12.19 - 22.12.19] » 'EDUCATION CUTS AFFECT YOU FIGHT THEM' [2019], limited edition risograph print produced as part an exhibition of editions and multiples by artists including: Fiona Banner, Jo Bruton, Camp Books, Tacita Dean, Oona Grimes, Lucy Gunning, Mary Hurrell, Frances Scott, Marianna Simnett, Holly Slingsby, Hayley Newman, Laure Prouvost, Publication Studio and more. All funds raised through sales go to support the public programme at The Bower.


57th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, LINCOLN CENTER, NEW YORK [03.10.19 - 06.10.19] » Screening in Projections programme and 'Solve for X'. 'Projections' presents an international selection of film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary realms, and contemporary art practices, 'Projections' brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most essential and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists. Curated by Dennis Lim and Aily Nash.


VHS at TACO! [10.08.19] » 'VHS' is a regular film event at TACO!, where each screening is selected by invited contributors to form an expanding programme of moving image. 'Collapse' is the first event in the series, selected with artist and curator Mat Jenner. 'VHS' takes its title as an acronym from Anthony Burgess’ nadsat vocabulary – a fictional language of ‘a not-too-distant future’ - developed for 'A Clockwork Orange', scenes from which were later shot on the Thamesmead estate. ‘Viddy’ means to see or look, and ‘horrorshow’ indicates ‘well’ or ‘good’.



Frances Scott works with moving image, presented through screenings, installations, events and publications. Her work often considers material that exists around the periphery of the cinematic production and its apparatus, proposing a film composed of its metonymic fragments.

Selected recent exhibitions and screenings include: 'Projections',57th New York Film Festival; New York [2019]; The Institute of Making, University College London [2019]; 'Edge of Frame', London International Animation Festival, Close Up Film Centre [2019]; Nunnery Gallery, London [2019]; Het Bos, Antwerp, Belgium [2018]; The Bower, London [2018]; Tate St Ives [2018]; Annely Juda Fine Art with The Russian Club, London [2018]; CloseUp Film Centre, London [2018]; Yorkshire Sculpture Park with Art Licks [2017]; Phoenix Leicester [2017]; Whitechapel Gallery [with Phil Coy] [2017]; Peninsula Arts and South West Film & Television Archive, Plymouth [2017]; Focal Point Gallery, Southend [2016]; ‘London Open’ triennial, Whitechapel Gallery [2015]; and ‘Selected III’ videoclub / FLAMIN screenings in the USA including Anthology Film Archives, New York, Seattle International Film Festival, and LA Film Forum [2014], and in the UK [2013].

Since 2012 her practice has included CATALOG, a collaborative project with Joyce Cronin. Frances was recipient of the Stuart Croft Foundation Moving Image Award [2017], and associate artist at the Moving Image Research Centre [MIRC], University of East London [2018-2019]. She graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art [2003] and Wimbledon College of Art [2010].

Frances is currently working on research towards 'Wendy', a film commissioned by TACO! [Thamesmead Arts and Culture Office), London.



frances@abyme.org.uk . twitter . instagram

Images: Diviner [2017], film stills