Scott Barley


Filmmaker & Fine Artist

Scott Barley is an artist and filmmaker living in Newport, South Wales, UK.

Scott studied Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Howard Gardens, where he focused on themes of existential angst, self-sabotage, isolation and metaphysics within nature. Based on the unknowing of man and the harshness of nature, he exhibited an interactive film installation, incorporating living room furniture and insects, where he was voted as one of the 25 great upcoming young artists in England and Wales in 2012.

Since then, Scott has focussed on filmmaking; further exploring themes of existentialism and metaphysics, with dark and lyrical avant-garde shorts, including Retirement, Irresolute, and Nightwalk (2013).

In late 2013, Scott co-founded C.3.3. Films alongside Remodernist film founder Jesse Richards, multimedia artist, Cassandra Sechler, and the experimental filmmakers, Salem Kapsaski, and Christopher Marsh. Their upcoming projects include an avant-garde horror film entitled, Blue Noon and a series entitled, The Phantoms Came to Meet Him. Other upcoming projects include The Sadness of the Trees, a collaboration with Toronto-based filmmaker, Mikel Guillen, and several solo works inspired by Vija Celmins, Martin Heidegger and Francis Bacon.

In mid-2014, the first comprehensive history of the Remodernist film movement was published at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris; a 244-page thesis by Florian Maricourt, under the research direction of Nicole Brenez. The document includes a rich dissection of Scott Barley’s filmography and artwork, along with other prominent members of the movement, including Jesse Richards, Peter Rinaldi, Billy Childish, Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh, Roy Rezaäli, Heidi Beaver and Harris Smith.


Awards / Exhibitions
• Norman Rawlings Award for Art & Design, 2011
• WJEC National Exhibition, 2012
• Top 25 young artists in England & Wales, 2012 - Howard Gardens
• Cruel Nature, 2012, Cardiff School of Art & Design Exhibition, 2012
• UK-wide film installation 'Untitled' exhibition, 2012-2013
• Senses of Cinema World 2013 Poll - Irresolute
• FRONTEIRA - Festival Internacional do Filme Documentário e Experimental
Official Selection 2014

Further Reading
C.3.3. Films | Official Site
C.3.3. Films | An Open Letter to the Film Industry
ELUMIÈRE | Scott Barley Acontecimientos 2013
Le cinéma remoderniste: Histoire et théorie d’une esthétique contemporaine
Author: Florian Maricourt, Research Director: Nicole Brenez, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 2014
Visionesospesa: The Ethereal Melancholy of Seeing Horses in the Cold
Review, June 2014
Experimental Film Society: Scott Barley’s 12 Favourite Filmmakers
...and a few more


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