In January 2016, the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library will welcome Richard Ashrowan for a month-long residency.
Richard Ashrowan is a moving image artist who lives and works in the Scottish Borders. He works primarily with 16mm film and HD video, creating short single channel films, immersive video installations and live multi-projector performance experiments. His works are exhibited at artist-led spaces, galleries and film festivals around the world. In addition to his practice, he is currently close to finishing a practice-led PhD ‘Alchemical Catoptrics of the Moving Image’, at Edinburgh College of Art / Edinburgh University. He also curates experimental film and moving image works, as Creative Director of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Scotland and at Summerhall in Edinburgh.
Ashrowan will be in residence at the Rubenstein Library January 10-February 8, 2016. During this time, Ashrowan will meet with scholars, students and staff from across the academic disciplines at Duke and conduct his own research. There will be a public screening of Ashrowan’s work at the Full Frame Theater on January 27 from 7:00-8:30 pm.
The event is free and open to the public. Ashrowan’s visit is jointly organized and sponsored by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Center for Documentary Studies, the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts Program, & the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts of Duke University.