Sam Francis is a freelance curator and producer working within experimental music, sound, performance and their overlap with the visual arts. With an active involvement in DIY and artist-led cultures, she is interested in collaborative methods of exploring, uniting and connecting the politics of division that can exist between art forms.
Sam is co-director of Supernormal; an annual festival of interdisciplinary arts, experimental, underground music and collective action in existence since 2010. Programming the new music strand of the programme, during this time she has additionally curated programme Women, Art and Sound, delivered artist residencies,and devised strands of the visual arts and activities programme such as Granary Sound Workshops, The Shed Sound Space, Artists Billboard & Plinth projects.
Recent projects include new collective project Onomato; an events series existing in response to Bristol’s cultural programmes; producing events in relation to the Richard Long exhibition at Arnolfini and collaborative event Amalgams featuring moving image, voice, and sound for the Bristol Art Weekender. Other projects include Unheimlich Manoeuvres at Spike Island, and BSDeathdrive, a citywide, offline, file-sharing network.