BORDERLINE is a new film, first shown at Northumbria University's conference "Northernness: Ideas and Images of North in Visual Culture" on 26 June 2009.
Pamela Robertson-Pearce writes: "BORDERLINE is a work in process. By this I mean that BORDERLINE is still evolving as I continue using video to respond to my new environment, the remote Tarset valley in rural Northumberland. Everything you see was filmed within four miles of where I've lived for the past four years. In sharing this with you I hope that you too can see why it interests me – this land of extreme contrasts and subtle changes. I wish to thank Neil Astley and Ysanne Holt."
Pamela Robertson-Pearce is an artist and filmmaker. Her films include IMAGO: MERET OPPENHEIM (1996), on the artist who made the fur-lined teacup, and GIFTED BEAUTY (2000), about Surrealist women artists including Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo. There's an extract from IMAGO on vimeo.com/3894796
IMAGO: Meret Oppenheim won several awards, including the Swiss Film Board’s Prize for Outstanding Quality and the Gold Apple Award at the National Educational Film and Video Festival in America. IMAGO can be bought or hired from the Roland Collection (versions also available in French, German and Spanish).
Pamela Robertson-Pearce has shown her work in solo exhibitions in New York and Provincetown, and in various group shows in the US and Europe. Born in Stockholm, she grew up in Sweden, Spain and England, then lived mostly in America - also working in Switzerland, Norway and Albania - before moving to Northumberland.
She co-edited the anthology SOUL FOOD: NOURISHING POEMS FOR STARVED MINDS (Bloodaxe Books, 2007) with Neil Astley, and worked with him on the DVD-book IN PERSON: 30 POETS (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), filming all the poets whose work is included in the anthology. In 2009 Bloodaxe issued two more of her poetry films on DVDs with books, JOHN AGARD LIVE! with John Agard's ALTERNATIVE ANTHEM: SELECTED POEMS and LIFE IS IMMENSE: VISITING SAMUEL MENASHE with Samuel Menashe's NEW & SELECTED POEMS.
Pamela Robertson-Pearce (email@example.com) is available for showings of her films at festivals, exhibitions, art colleges and universities.