Rose Butler’s ‘Lines of Resistance’ showing at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival this September

Still from Rose Butler's short film 'Lines of Resistance'

The UK Premier of Rose Butler‘s Lines of Resistance will be at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival in September 2014.

Lines of Resistance is a body of work comprising of a short 7-minute digital short film and two composite photographic panoramas. The Berlin Wall presents a brutal environment illustrating a bleak history, which is disrupted by the arrival of colourful and enthusiastic tourists. This sometimes humorous and clumsy disjuncture forces us to question how we navigate, consume and reflect upon these sites of human tragedy.

The Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival presents an exhibition of short films and videos from five international artists each exploring ‘Debatable Lands’ of the modern world – from tourists visiting the sites of the Berlin Wall or the Korean demilitarised zone to themes of containment and authoritarian control worldwide. In association with Arch.

Rose Butler is an artist, researcher and senior lecturer of Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, she works with video, photography, sound, animation and installation. She is a Doctoral Researcher registered in C3RI and sponsored by the SHU Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Scheme. She is also a board member of Bloc Projects, Sheffield and a freelance artist mentor. Find out more about Rose’s work here.