Screening
LUX Scotland presents ‘Steve Reinke, Anthology of American Folk Song & Selected Shorts’

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland
Sunday 5 February, 7.40pm
GFT, Glasgow
Book Tickets, £9.50/ 7.50 concessions

Steve Reinke’s Anthology of American Folk Song (2004) and other works selected for this screening explore the relationships between desires, bodies and action. Selected from Reinke’s extensive collection and created from appropriated media and the artist’s ironic musings, this series of shorts seeks to interrogate the use of desire as a material for artists’ film, examining the interaction between voice, performativity and subversion.

Chicago-based Reinke is an artist best known for his single-channel video work, alongside a prolific output of writing which often informs his filmmaking practice. The films selected are characteristic of Reinke’s wry style of delivery – diaristic and personal, interrupted by wit, libidinal urges and the inane everyday.

The programme also features the Scottish premiere of Reinke’s new work, A Boy Needs a Friend (2015), following on from screenings at The Berlinale and New York Film Festival, as well as an introductory text written by Glasgow-based artist, Gordon Douglas.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand, curated by Seán Elder and presented by LUX Scotland.

Still: Steve Reinke, Anthology of American Folk Song, 2004

Screening
Nikos Nikolaidis, ‘Morning Patrol’ at GFF17

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Saturday 25 February, 6.15pm
CCA Cinema, Glasgow
Tickets (available to GFF Members, 19 January / General Release, 23 January)

A woman travels alone, through a destroyed and abandoned city. She wants to pass the Forbidden Zone and get to the sea… Deceptive traps lurk everywhere. The Morning Patrol is guarding and they are on her trail.

She is approached by one of the few survivors. Having a fractured memory in common, they become close to one another. Together, they try to recall the past and make some sense out of this catastrophe. A story of love in an unbearable world, surrounded by violence and death… What point can it have?

Followed by a Q&A with lead actress Michele Valley, artist and filmmaker Anja Kirschner, and director of LUX Scotland, Nicole Yip.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand, presented by Glasgow Film Festival and LUX Scotland.

Also programmed as part of the Crossing the Line strand is Moderation, by Anja Kirschner, which also features lead actress Michele Valley and an excerpt from Nikolaidis’s, Morning Patrol.

Still: Nikos Nikolaidis, Morning Patrol, 1987

Screening
Anja Kirschner, ‘Moderation’ at GFF17

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Friday 24 February, 8pm
CCA Cinema, Glasgow
Tickets (available to GFF Members, 19 January / General Release, 23 January)

Set in Egypt, Greece and Italy, Moderation revolves around a female horror director and a screenwriter whose latest collaboration is haunted by encounters with its ‘raw material’ and the escalation of conflicting desires.

Faced with the disintegration of their project, the director becomes more and more drawn into conversations with the actors she has cast, which reflect on the way horror traverses the affective and material realities of their lives on and off the screen.

Followed by a Q&A with director Anja Kirschner, actress Michele Valley and director of LUX Scotland, Nicole Yip.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand, presented by Glasgow Film Festival and LUX Scotland.

For Glasgow Film Festival 2017, Anja Kirschner will also host a Masterclass and Workshop as part of our SUPERLUX programme and take part in a Q&A following the screening of Morning Patrol by Nikos Nikolaidis, an excerpt from which features in Kirschner’s Moderation.

Still: Anja KirschnerModeration, 2016, courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Screening
Margaret Tait Award Screening: Kate Davis at GFF17

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Monday 20 February, 6.45pm
GFT, Glasgow
Free, available from GFT box office on the day. 

Named after acclaimed Scottish experimental filmmaker Margaret Tait, Glasgow Film Festival’s annual award is supported by Creative Scotland and LUX, and recognises Scottish and Scotland based artists who work within film and moving image in an experimental and innovative way.

Join us for the world premiere of this new moving image work by Kate Davis. Inspired by the ways in which Margaret Tait’s films invite us to contemplate fundamental emotions and everyday activities that are often overlooked, Davis’ new film questions how the essential, but largely invisible and unpaid, processes we employ to care for others and ourselves could be reimagined.

Image: Margaret Tait Award

Screening
Ben Rivers, ‘What Means Something / There Is a Happy Land Further Awaay’ at GGF17

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland
Saturday 18 February, 6.15pm
CCA Cinema, Glasgow

Tickets (available to GFF Members, 19 January / General Release, 23 January)

Ben Rivers’ portrait of the painter Rose Wylie, predominantly filmed in her studio in Kent features the two artists discussing the artistic process. Rivers constructs his film fragmentally, a series of collages documenting the creative process. Is the film a study of Rose Wylie’s life as an artist, or does it develop into analysing Rivers’ creative practices in studying such a figure, and as such art as a whole? This screening will also include Rivers’ recent short film work There Is A Happy Land Further Awaay.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director, Ben Rivers.

Still: Ben Rivers, What Means Something, 2016, courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Screening
Margaret Tait, ‘Blue Black Permanent’ at GFF17

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Thursday 16 February, 6.00pm
CCA Cinema, Glasgow
Tickets (available to GFF Members, 19 January / General Release, 23 January)

In conjunction with the screening of her 2016 Margaret Tait Award film, artist Kate Davis will present a screening of Margaret Tait’s Blue Black Permanent, a film that informed her new work. Tait’s sole feature film, Blue Black Permanent sits as the Orcadian film-poet’s only attempt to move from her celebrated abstract and allusive shorter works into longer narratives. Employing a complex ‘Russian Doll’ narrative, the film spans three generations of an Orcadian family. As the protagonist Barbara attempts to understand her past, the film flashes back to her mother Greta and grandmother Mary. The film demonstrates Tait’s interest in natural cycles and can be seen to have autobiographical elements through the central character’s interest in poetry and film.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand, presented by Glasgow Film Festival and LUX Scotland.

Still: Margaret Tait, Blue Black Permanent, 1992. Courtesy of the artist and BFI

Screening
Crossing the Line, Kate Davis + Q&A

Posted on January 5th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Sunday 8 January, 7.45pm
GFT, Glasgow
Book Tickets, £9.50/ 7.50 concessions 

The winner of the 2016 Margaret Tait Award, Kate Davis, is a Glasgow-based artist whose work reconsiders what certain histories could look, sound and feel like. Informed by successive waves of feminist art and theory, Davis works across a range of media, including moving image, drawing, printmaking and bookworks. This programme is an opportunity to see her previous works on the cinema screen ahead of the premiere of her new film at Glasgow Film Festival 2017.

Following the screening, Kate will take part in a Q&A with Eilidh Ratcliffe, Programme Manager at LUX Scotland.

Still: Kate Davis, Weight, 2014, courtesy of the artist and LUX.

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