Press Play and Record

Mixed media installation by EC Davies

Video still of Follow My Leader, animation piece (6′), EC DAVIES 2017


Opening: July 07 2017, 7 pm

July 08 – 22 2017
Sat, 2 to 6 pm and by appointment


PRESS PLAY AND RECORD brings together a body of work created by EC Davies over the last three years, including live events, video, animation, sound works and textiles. The works develop aspects of her collaborations with choirs in Berlin and North East England. Davies exchanged individual lines of song lyrics for gifts to then produce further events and actions. Lyrics and exchanges with collaborators, including spoken word recordings have been woven into live events and new work to be exhibited in the UK and Berlin in 2017.

EC Davies is a British video installation artist, working with sound, animation, print, textiles and performance. Davies cuts up words, lyrics, music, movement and objects, reassembling them to reveal different types of emotional resonance. With fortune cookie messages appearing on textiles and single words transformed into music, what once was familiar is reframed embracing the fluidity of process and interpretation.
Davies has collaborated with musicians, architects, nano-technologists, arts educational establishments on a wide variety of projects, touching on architecture, urbanism and art as an experience for all. She is represented by Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne.

PRESS PLAY AND RECORD has been generously supported by Arts Council England.



10 years project space rosalux

Performorange, video performance, Vitor Lago Silva, 2004

10 years ago – on 15 March 2007 – rosalux showed videos of the Portuguese artist Vitor Lago Silva (1971-2013).

This was the beginning of our program as a project space, initially in a studio located in a basement, then in a beautiful venue at the corner of the Elisabethkirchstraße in Berlin-Mitte and later, from 2009, in Berlin-Wedding.
Before, rosalux had already been present as a web platform presenting original web art projects by international artists since 1999 – at a time when few still actively used the World Wide Web.

10 years project space rosalux with works by over 250 international artists, 20 of them presented their first solo exhibition in Berlin or Germany.

We are proud of our achievement and would like to thank all the artists, curators and project developers, who have expanded our horizons through their original and diverse formats, approaches and inputs and have encouraged our public and ourselves to think and debate.

We would also like to thank the loyal audience, colleagues and press representatives in Germany and abroad, who have accompanied us in all these years, as well as the many volunteer helpers, interns and consultants.

We look forward to more exciting exhibitions.