Scott Barley

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Barley studied Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University, where he focused on themes of existential angst, self-sabotage, isolation, and metaphysics. Inspired by the ignorance of man and the harshness of nature, he exhibited an interactive installation, incorporating living room furniture and insects and a video piece, where he was voted as one of the top 25 upcoming young artists in England and Wales in 2012.

His work has been associated with the Remodernist film and slow cinema movements, and more recently, anthropocenic, cosmological, and phenomenological cinema. His work has often been compared with the sensibilities of Stan Brakhage, Philippe Grandrieux, Béla Tarr, Maya Deren, and Jean Epstein.

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.

Since early 2015, Barley has exclusively shot his films on an iPhone. Barley has also contributed written pieces to the film and artist’s moving image journals, ELUMIÈRE, Desistfilm, La Furia Umana, and Lo Specchio Scuro.

His short film, Hinterlands was voted one of the best films of 2016 in Sight and Sound's yearly film poll.

His first feature-length work, Sleep Has Her House was released in early 2017, garnering universal acclaim, and winning Best Film - Official Jury award at FRONETIRA International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, in Goiânia, Brazil.

The founder of The Remodernist Film movement, Jesse Richards, has described him as “the greatest filmmaker of the millennial generation.”

He is currently a visiting lecturer at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.

OVNI 2018 «Path of return»
«Around Darkness» workshop OVNI 2019.

Scott Barley. 2016. United Kingdom (Great Britain). No dialogue 7’

Scott Barley. 2015. United Kingdom (Great Britain). No dialogue 14’

Sleep has her house
Scott Barley. 2017. United Kingdom (Great Britain). No dialogue 90’

Scott Barley. 2017. United Kingdom (Great Britain). No dialogue 16’