Dr Kayla Parker is an artist film-maker whose work explores place and the materiality of analogue and digital mediums. Kayla will talk about how her dreams led to the development of her film-making practice and will screen short film poems and extracts from longer works, such as the collection of 16mm and 35mm animated films created for Channel 4 and the Arts Council and the dance film shot in the waterfront areas of Plymouth for the EU Culture programme.
In conversation with Linda Ward, Kayla will also introduce her collaborative work with 360 film and immersive environments and her recent film project in the River Plym estuary.
Directed By Dreams is part of University of Plymouth’s BA Filmmaking Screen Talks series hosted by filmmaker and Lecturer in Filmmaking, Linda Ward.
Dr Parker’s work is exhibited internationally. She writes about film and animation and is a curator of artists’ moving image, such as Passing Through for the British Arts Show 9 film programme in Plymouth (2022). She also lectures in media arts at University of Plymouth where she co-ordinates the Early Career Researcher Network for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business and supervises artist-researchers’ doctoral projects.
Ticket information: £6, £4 concessions, FREE to UoP students via SPiA
Image: Copyright Kayla Parker