Barbara Dougan is a visual artist based in Bury St Edmunds. Her practice explores concepts of threat, constraint, resistance and adaptation articulated through film, animation, print and drawing. Since February 2014 she has been working with the choreographer Darren Ellis. Together they have been developing new works with a dancer, trialling ideas for films, live performance and/or dance based film installation. They will use their time at Metal to create a new installation to showcase their film and live work, and to gain public feedback to inform the development of the work.