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Screening: Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels / Revolve, presented by Charlotte Prodger @GFF

Posted on January 29th, 2015 by Programme Assistants


Sunday 22 February 2015, 8:15pm

CCA Cinema

Book tickets  £9/7 concession

LUX Scotland presents Scottish premiere of Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels / Revolve at The Glasgow Film Festival

“When you’re alone in the desert, you’re ageless, timeless. You start to lose a sense of being contained in your body. It can be scary – where do I begin and end? You expand to fill the universe. I found myself saying certain words out loud to myself over and over, just to know that I was there. I became very aware that “Sun Tunnels” was a way of bringing the universe back to human scale. It was a way of framing the landscape, and orienting one in space and time – of differentiating something vast and undifferentiated.” – Nancy Holt, 2012.

Presented by Margaret Tait Award-winning artist Charlotte Prodger, this screening presents a double-bill of work by pioneering American artist Nancy Holt (1938-2014). The event will include a Q&A with Charlotte Prodger and LUX Scotland Director Isla Leaver-Yap.

Sun Tunnels (1978) documents the making of Holt’s major site-specific sculpture in the Utah desert. Completed in 1976 and comprising four concrete tubes, this American ‘Stonehenge’ charts the cycles of the sun within a vast desert landscape.

Revolve (1977), meanwhile, uses multiple camera angles and repetitions to modulate Dennis Wheeler’s personal narrative of his battle with leukemia. Holt presents her friend’s illness as a site for metaphysical and aesthetic reflection.

Charlotte Prodger was born in 1974 in Bournemouth. She studied at Goldsmiths in 2001 and then went on to complete the MFA at Glasgow School of Art. Now living and working in Glasgow, Prodger’s work spans installation, writing and film.

Also screening on the 23rd February will be the premiere of Charlotte’s 2014 film for the Margaret Tait Award, inspired by artist, Nancy Holt.

Read more on Holt’s Sun Tunnels on Artforum

Nancy Holt films courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix.