Sam Williams is a visual artist and filmmaker working predominantly in moving image, installation and performance. This expansive approach to film is a way of questioning what the moving image can be and exploring the connections between the cinematic and the somatic and cinema as a live art. He is interested in the relationship between the body and the screen, and the idea of the ‘body as –’, encompassing the notions of body as archive, as object, as site.
Williams currently lives and works in London, where he studied MA Sculpture and Moving Image at the Royal College of Art. He has exhibited and screened work at institutions such as Outpost (Norwich), Baltic39 (Newcastle), Focal Point (Essex), Jerwood Space, Tate Britain and Sadler’s Wells (London) and Kino Arsenal (Berlin). As part of the audio-visual group Emptyset he has performed internationally and has shown collaborative works with choreographer Rosemary Butcher MBE at The Place (London), Nottingham Contemporary and Akademie der Künste (Berlin). Sam was awarded the inaugural Stuart Croft Foundation Education Award (2017), Artist Network Professional Development Bursary and Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practice funding (2018) and an Elephant Trust grant (2019).