Sam Williams
Somerset House Studios resident

Sam Williams

Visual artist and filmmaker working between moving image, performance and installation.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Sam works primarily with moving image and installation, but increasingly with choreographic structures, live performance, drawing, collage and writing. Sam has exhibited and screened work at institutions including Baltic39, The Lowry, Somerset House, Siobhan Davies Dance, Jerwood Space, Tate Britain, Sadler’s Wells and the V&A Museum. 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). Awards include the Relax Digital Commission (2016), Stuart Croft Foundation Award (2017), Arts Council DYCP (2018) and Sam is currently an LCN Development artist.

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Latent Commons, Siobhan Davies Dance, 2019. Photo by Harry Mitchell

During his residency, Sam will continue work on his ongoing project "Latent Commons" which encompasses performance, film, text, collage and drawing. The research examines multispecies entanglements and relationships to explore new possibilities for survival and connection in this time of political and environmental precarity.


Salvage Rhythms Promo
Salvage Rhythms (film still), 2019



the actual structure is the material, Siobhan Davies Dance, 2019
the actual structure is the material