Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer. His moving image work has been shown and exhibited widely at festivals and institutions including: MOMA, New York; Mcevoy Foundaton for the Arts, San Francisco; Konsthall C, Sweden; David Dale, Glasgow; European Media Art Festival, Germany; Alchemy Film and Arts Festival, Scotland; Images Festival, Toronto; International Film Festival Rotterdam; and Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami.
He is the recipient of the 2021 UK Short Film Award at Open City Documentary Film Festival, London, the Jean Vigo Prize for Best Director at Punto de Vista, Spain, and the 2021 Best Experimental Film Award at Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal, all for the film Surviving You, Always (2021); the 2020 New Vision Award at CPH:DOX and the 2020 Best Experimental Film award at Curtas Vila Do Conde, Portugal, both for the film South (2020).
Morgan’s activity during the residency will be focused on two things: the completion of three current film and exhibition projects, and a sustained period of research and development. Having spent time almost exclusively dedicated to project management and production (and dealing with the various pressures they bring) during the successive pandemic lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, Morgan sees his residency at Metal as a unique opportunity, a breathing space, to refocus on experimentation and exploration. Excited by the opportunity to test things out, to read and digest ideas, Morgan will be moving his practice forward (on and offsite at Metal) by trying different approaches to form and deepening his understanding of what may constitute his work’s content.