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Mount Analogue Night School, Tramway: Week 2

Posted on November 26th, 2014 by LUX Scotland
Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson “A Brief History of the Amnesiacs ’96-’99” Published in Bent Aura, STOPSTOP vol.2 ed. Chris Evans a, Caroline Woodley, Glasgow, 1999.


Admittance is FREE, booking advised

The Studio, upstairs at Tramway, Albert Drive, Glasgow

6.30pm-8pm, Thursday 20 November 2014

In association with Tramway, LUX Scotland presents Mount Analogue, a free night school comprising three evenings of screenings, talks and discussions inspired by Mike Nelson’s Tramway exhibition project, Eighty Circles through Canada (the last possessions of an Orcadian mountain man). Over the course of three weeks, this temporary school will explore ways in which visual culture intersects with or frames landscape, spatial politics, anthropology and autofiction.

The night school is free and places are ticketed and available for each session. Due to capacity, these places are limited, so booking is advised. Contact Tramway Box Office for tickets. You can contact LUX Scotland directly for further details.

Thematic information and resource material will be publicly announced on this page in advance of each Thursday session. Specific details of moving image titles and literary texts for each session, however, will only be circulated to ticketed members of the night school.


WEEK 2, 27 Nov: Myth, Anthropology and Autofiction

The second meeting of the night school ranges across a broad but very rich area to look at cultural strategies for the assertion or diffusion of the self.

Picking up on Mike Nelson’s fictional biker gang and the presence of the late Erland Williamson and Wilson Duff within his installation, this session will draw a line between; problematics in ethnographic film; the persistence and usefulness of trickster archetypes; ritual in performance, and; the forceful role of technology in image production. We’ve even got Derrida talking about ghosts.


The session will be lead by moving image works but key texts for the session include:

Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous
Lewis Hyde on the trickster.
Hito Stereyl on multiple archives.