The Separate System
Facilitated by a workshop programme with veterans, The Separate System explores the divisions and links between three clearly defined areas of society: the military, prison and everyday civilian life. What unites all three areas as an everyday activity is work – a reference point used by the film to mediate between the different worlds.
Katie Davies was born in 1979. Nationalism, violence and democracy form the central critique of her art practice, often focusing upon individuals and communities whose agency to self-identify is compromised by political agendas and sovereign violence. Her work has been shown at FACT, Liverpool, Kassel Dokfest, Bratislava IFF, the Oberhausen and Sarajevo Film Festivals, and the Istanbul Biennial.
Films by Katie Davies
Sleeping in Public 2017 | The Lawes of the Marches 2015 | The Separation Line 2012 | Commonwealth 2009 | 38th Parallel 2008