Where I Am:

A screening programme in three acts

 

Thursday 4th June

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Doors 6.30pm, Programme starts 7pm sharp

Free, but booking is essential

 

For the concluding episode of our national touring programme, Talbot Rice will present a single screening event in three acts, featuring selected works from the Where I Am project. Alongside these works, new selections will be presented, spanning artists’ moving image in Scotland from the 1930s to the present day.

 

Act 1

 

Introduction

from Peter Todd. Todd is an artist, filmmaker and co-editor of Subjects and Sequences: A Margaret Tait Reader

Where I Am Is Here

Margaret Tait
1964
35 mins, 16mm transferred to digital

Shadow of  a Journey

Tina Keane
1980
20 mins, 8mm/16mm transferred to digital

Call of the Wild

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
2007
6 mins, 16mm transferred to digital

Act 2

 

Reflection

on the programme from Isla Leaver-Yap (Director, LUX Scotland)

Stoneymollan Trail

Charlotte Prodger
2015
9 min. extract, HD video

Canvas

Sera Furneaux
1987
12 mins, Beta-SP transferred to digital

Act 3

 

Frames

Annabel Nicolson
1973
8 mins, 16mm

Midgie Noise

Duncan Marquiss
2004
2 mins, SD video

I don’t know what to call this

Rob Kennedy
2010
2 min. extract, SD video

The Weather Outside

Sarah Lock
1987
2 mins, Beta-SP transferred to digital

Motorhead

Katy Dove
2007
4 mins, SD video

Sarah Neely interview 

“What it is about the ideology that’s framing peoples perception of film at whatever time period you’re looking at? What is it about that, that makes these filmmakers invisible in some way?”

LUX Scotland talks to Sarah Neely about the politics of film histories.

Read the interview

Where I am is Here 

(1964)

“Where I am is here is social without story. It shows people, unknown to them, living and working and doing things with a kind of quotidian care and love, above all it shows a kind of calm survival, a getting-on-with-it, whether in the cleaning of or traversing of a street or the putting up of a new city. It does all this by forcing nothing, by allowing images their own voice. It is meditative and calm; its seeming structurelessness is a deception; its images are reverberative, as in all working poetic structure.” Ali Smith, LUX Online

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Featured artist:
Annabel Nicholson 

“Once repaired the film starts again, but the pauses become more frequent as the brittle filmstrip deteriorates, needing further splices. The screen image becomes all-but-obliterated by light, unlike the real-time moving shadowgraph which remains constant. The performance ends with the film’s destruction, when the projectionist announces that it can no longer pass through the projector. The house-lights come on.” Felicity Sparrow, LUX Online

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Talbot Rice Gallery is the public art gallery of The University of Edinburgh and presents original and relevant exhibitions within a unique historical context. The exhibitions exemplify creativity and ambition, seen through a distinctive programme of Scottish and International artists, with informed interpretation and lively educational events.

 

 

Image credit: Capital created by Melissa Gaviria

Talbot Rice Gallery

University of Edinburgh,

Old College,

South Bridge,

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

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