George Finlay Ramsay

George Finlay Ramsay (b. 1988, Dundee, Scotland) is an artist working with poetry, ritual and analogue filmmaking. In 2017 & 2018 he burned hundreds of people’s regrets inside volcanoes across Eurasia. His fake epic poem Raven’s Reprise (2020) tells of a trickster raven travelling through the pandemic and remaking the world to her better designs. His short film CASTOROCENE (2021) sees beavers re-build the world after humans have destroyed it. Mid length film Family Fugue (2022) is about how we are haunted by, and in turn haunt our ancestors. Nursted, from the sleep side (2023) and Flesh, Wax & Glass (2023) deal with the idea of a house falling asleep, and the complexities of filming sacred rituals respectively.

He is currently making plans to have his body thrown into a volcano after he dies.

During the residency George Finlay Ramsay will be working on a performance lecture relating to the feature film in development: The Empedocles Clause, to be presented as part of the ‘Not Quite King, Not Quite Fish’ Symposium, at SODAS 2123 on November 11th. He will also be spending time rummaging at Kalvarijų market.

“Kingfisher” research residency is organised by Doctoral Department of Vilnius Academy of Arts in collaboration with SODAS 2123. All residents will have artist-research talk and present and/or perform their work in the Research Symposium “Not Quite King, Not Quite Fish” which will happen on the November 8-11th at Vilnius Academy of Arts and SODAS 2123. More

SODAS 2123 residency program supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Vilnius city municipality.