Artist-in-residence: Roy Claire Potter

BEK, C. Sundts gate 55 03.07.2023 15.07.2023


Roy Claire Potter, an artist working between performance and writing, is coming to BEK for a two week residency in July 2023. 

Developing a new sound work, commissioned by BEK and focused on CB (citizens band) radio use and culture, Potter will spend time in and around Bergen meeting various local communities and collecting, recording and editing material for the piece. 

Roy Claire Potter (UK) is an artist specialising in performance art and experimental writing with a specific interest in production constraints, editorial methodologies, and socially and politically framed subject areas such as sociolinguistics, violence, and the temporality of traumatic experience. Potter often collaborates with musicians and sound artists to make audio for music festivals and radio. Their current practice-research projects reflect on improvisational collaboration methods in performance and respond to the methodological potentials of autistic language use. Roy Claire Potter has recently presented solo and collaborative work with Counterflows festival, Glasgow; Cafe OTO, London; MOSTYN Gallery, Llandudno; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Radiophrenia; BBC Radio 3; Salzburger Kunstverein; Collecteurs, New York; and Tate Britain, London.

The commissioned work is part of New Perspectives for Action. A project by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the European Union.

Photos: 1) Roy Claire Potter, press photo. 2) Roy Claire Potter performing at Counterflows 2022.