Kayla Parker

Kayla Parker

Lecturer in Media Arts

My research as an artist film-maker is focused on subjectivity and place, embodiment and technological mediation, from feminist perspectives. Current research examines the interface between animated and live action media, and space-time relationships in animation. I collaborate with others on interdisciplinary projects that investigate subjectivities and sense of place, with a particular interest in expanded and 360 cinema. My doctoral research examines direct animation by women within artists’ moving image.




: Zombies: Walking, Eating and Performance
Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April 2013, Plymouth University
Co-organiser, with Lee Miller, Roberta Mock and Phil Smith
exhibitions 2013
One Minute, curated by Kerry Baldry, 20 - 21 Visual Arts Centre Scunthorpe (May onwards)
Light and Shade curated by KINO 10, The Public, West Bromwich (7 November 2012 to 3 February 2013)
One Minutecurated by Kerry Baldry, Furtherfield Gallery, London (volumes 3 + 4: 26 + 27 January; volumes 5 + 6: 2 + 3 February)
artists' moving image festival
: Welcome to the Treasuredome
Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August 2012, Weymouth
Co-organiser and curator, with Stuart Moore and Sundog Media
360 degree cinema event for ICCI (Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries) with Plymouth University, part of Maritime Mix - London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea programme
exhibitions 2012 selected
Light and Shade curated by KINO 10, The Public, West Bromwich (7 November 2012 - 3 February 2013)
One Minute volume 6 international touring programme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:
Museum of Club Culture, Hull (24 November)
Aid & Abet, Cambridge (25 October - 10 November)
One Day Wonder(ment) pedal-powered cinema, Alexandra Park, Manchester (30 September)
The London Underground Film Sessions, The Horse Hospital, London (premiere, 27 September)

Move on Up Canary Wharf Screen Season 2: Animate Projects. Art on the Underground, Canary Wharf station, London (1 June to 26 August)
Also presented at: Arnolfini, Bristol, for Animated Encounters (21 September)
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea, in the Vintage Mobile Cinema and in the Bandstand (29 September)
Aid & Abet, Cambridge (27 October)

A Voyage through Animation presented by Whirlygig Cinema, with a new score created and played live at the screening by the Cabinet of Living Cinema; The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick, London; for the Scala Beyond season (16 September)

Marine Screen outdoor cinema screening presented by Plymouth Arts Centre and curated by Anna Navas for Marine City Festival, Royal William Yard, Plymouth (15 September)

Animasivo festival, ‘Making Time’ programme: “Selección de cortos que exploran las formas en que los artistas utilizan la animación para manipular el tiempo”, Poplar University Museum, Mexico City (14 to 20 May)

Manifestations of Place, exhibition of postgraduate research by Lu La Buzz, Gabrielle Llewellin, Kayla Parker, and Yan Preston. Supported by Land/Water and the Visual Arts research group, and the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research, with Plymouth University. Scott Building, Plymouth University (14 - 23 March)
One Minute volume 5 international touring programme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:
One Minute volumes 3, 4 and 5, presented by Virginia Hilyard and Peloton Gallery. Redfern Warehouse, 13 Gibbons Street, Redfern, Australia (4 - 26 April)
DL8 the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the festival for contemporary media and film, Berlin (15 February)
Artist Cine Club Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool (25 January)

Making Tracks, a Live Event for the London Short Film Festival, presented by Whirlygig Cinema and The Suitcase Cinema, with a new score composed and performed live to the 16mm film Unknown Woman by The Cabinet of Living Cinema, Rich Mix, Shoreditch (14 January)

exhibitions 2011One Minute volume 5 international touring programme of artists' moving image, curated by Kerry Baldry:
Void Cinema, Sheffield Hllam University (8 December)
Vertical Cinema Cardiff (28 November)
One Minute exhibition at Peloton Gallery Sydney Australia. Presentation of the One Minute collections volumes 3, 4 and 5 (24 November - 17 December)
GLIMMER International Short Film Festival, Hull (8 October)
The London Underground Film Sessions curated by Robert W. Monk and presented by David Sharkey; the Horse Hospital, London (17 August)
Aid & Abet Cambridge (premiere: 15 July)

Art in Large Doses Paintings in Hospitals annual summer exhibition, Menier Gallery, London (27 July - 12 August)
Spiritus Sancti and Ghost Radio at Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, BAFTA, London. Programme of 4 films screened to celebrate the "analogue and the supernatural", presented by London Short Film Festival and Artherz (24 July)
Listen! Soundwaves FestivalSallis Benney Theatre, Brighton. Shorts a la Carte programme of 7 films, screened 'silently' while each member of the audience curates their own soundtrack 'live'. Presented by London Short Film Festival (17 July)
Plymouth Arts Centre’s Cinema City Mobile Cinema, at various locations around Plymouth; 7 films in the Sensing Place programme, with 2 films from the 1950s (4 - 8 July)
Fest Anca, Animate Retrospective, City Theatre Zillina, Bratislava, Slovak Republic (2 July)
Melbourne International Film Festival Animate Project Collection, Cinema 1 ACMI, Melbourne, Australia (24 June)
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts Marking Time programme, Metro Kino, Vienna, Austria (30 May)
COLLECT 2011 exhibition: programme, the Saatchi Gallery, London (7 May)
Animate Retrospective programme at Animateka, curated by Animateka Festival Programme Director, Igor Prassel; Slovenian Cinemateque Lljubljana, Slovenia (22 and 23 April)
One Minute volume 4 curated by Kerry Baldry:
The first of The London Underground Film Sessions, presented by Robert Monk and David Sharkey at The Horse Hospital London, UK (6 April)
Flatpack and Fierce Festival, presented by VIVID Birmingham (23 March)
The Museum of Club Culture Hull (5 February)

Crafty Animators Thelma Hulbert Gallery Honiton; 3 films presented in exhibition, in asociation with Animated Exeter Festival (15 January - 5 March)
Making Tracks presented by Whirlygig Cinema and The Cabinet of Living Cinema:
Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham (3 June)
Rich Mix, Shoreditch (20 May)
London Short Film Festival Live Event Rich Mix, Shoreditch (14 January)
Inamo restaurant, Soho; programme of 7 films, London Short Film Festival Special Event (9 January)

artists' moving image selected, from 2000
2012 STITCH durational film-sewing performance, 16mm
2012 These Restless Hands HD film (loop, silent)
2011 Flora* 35mm film
2010 Brighton Road Movie: First Run* 16mm film, funded by a research award from MADr, the Centre for Media, Art and Design Research at University of Plymouth
2010 Nectar* 360 film; funded by ICCI for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme in the South West
2010 Verge 360* 360 film
2010 Glass HD film
2009 Teign Spirit* HD film, commissioned by Animate Projects for CABE's Sea Change
2009 Twenty Foot Square* HD film
2009 Verge: Nocturne* Super 16mm film
2009 White Body digital film
2008 Heirloom Super 16mm film (loop)
2007 Small World* HD film, commissoned for 'Definitive Stories', National Revue of Live Art screening programme
2006 Poppies Super 16mm film (loop) (silent), with triptych of photographic prints
2005 Verge* Super 16mm diptych film installation (loop), [DVD], commission Salt Gallery, Hayle, Kernow
2004 A Short Walk* 16mm film, no.w.here launch, London
2004 wort / wall / water* 16mm triptych film installation (loop) (silent), [DVD]
2002 Life in the Bus Lane* digital film, A Living City project commission, Plymouth Arts Centre, South West Arts and the National Lottery
2001 Inner City digital film, Year of the Artist, Arts Council/South West Media Development Agency
2001 Physic digital film (loop), commissioned by Aune Head Arts for 'Dartmoor Lives and Landscapes'
2000 Walking Out 16mm film, Arts Council/South West Arts
* collaborative works with Stuart Moore