Cara Davies is a performance artist and digital archivist, working with the mediums of dance, video editing, performance art, multi-media installation, documentation, archives and conceptual research.
Interweaving a professional practice with a focus on practice-led research Cara completed her undergraduate studies in Dance and Performing Arts at Chichester University (2008). After working with the University's Digital Archive for Research in the Visual and Performing Arts she has maintained an interdisciplinary connection between her role as a documenter and performer collaborating with a variety of choreographers, musicians, archivists and performance artists.
More recently Cara's interdisciplinary praxis led her to undertake a European-networked Masters degree at Dartington College of Arts, between the years 2008-2010. Here she explored questions of artistic processes, production and dissemination in specific relation to the documentation and archiving of contemporary performance.
Having now re-settled in her home county of Bedfordshire, Cara is an emerging artist utilizing experimental processes to fuse the creative nodes of her practice. Asking how this combined-approach can impart an understanding of identity, her aim is to interrogate the structures and formats used to communicate past experiences of a body. Her intention being to generate documentative artworks and archives, challenging the function and relationship of the body to performance.
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In the past year Cara has worked for the documentation team at Marina Abramovic's Symposium 'The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow' (Jan), performed with the Sardinian-based collective Carovana S.M.I. (summer 2009-spring 2010), shown work at Dartington's Ultimate dART festival (July 2010) and been involved in an artistic exchange program with students from the Theatre Academy Helsinki, working for a two-week period in the capital of Finland.