This generative tour explores artists’ moving image in Scotland over the past 100 years, and is travelling across six national host venues. The project showcases the rich tradition of artists’ filmmaking in Scotland, and begins a conversation with audiences, venues and artists about what might constitute a distinctly Scottish tradition in both a national and international context.
Each of our six host venues will adapt the programme in response to their own context, by adding a work that they commissioned or is particularly resonant to their area; organising a live event that roots the discussion in their region; or developing a series of talks and readings with their local audiences. As the project progresses, the tour will change and expand beyond the original programme.
Details of the following projects can be found on the dedicated #whereiam2015 platform.
Talkback: What is a video art?
Wed 20 May, DCA, Dundee
This round-table video marathon will comprise screenings and discussion of artists’ video work from 1984–1991, an overlooked era of artist’s video. Featuring contributions from artists Stephen Sutcliffe, Dennis and Debbie Club, artist-run project space Generator, archivist Adam Lockhart, DCA director Clive Gilman, and others.
Event Weekend 13-14 June, H.I.C.A, Inverness-shire
HICA will present works, including the film Atom Town (2011), by Gair Dunlop. These works by Dunlop reflect on the recent history of Dounreay and Thurso, and highlight a consideration of art in the light of understandings from modern physics, the implications of which will be explored throughout HICA’s 2015 programme. Screenings also include work by Luke Fowler, Ben Rivers, Cordelia Swann and others.
Thu 4 June, Talbot Rice, Edinburgh
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 across Scotland, alongside new selections, spanning artists’ moving image in Scotland from the 1930s to the present day. Times and details will be posted on the #whereiam2015 website shortly.
One-on-one sessions as part of #whereiam2015 tour
Running in parallel with the Where I Am project, LUX Scotland will be offering a number of one-on-one sessions with our Project Director Isla Leaver-Yap, to meet with local moving image practitioners to discuss, support and help develop their work. For more information about these advice sessions, see our Resource page.
Talbot Rice, Thu 4 June, Talbot Rice, Edinburgh, Free but booking is essential
H.I.C.A, Sun 14 June, H.I.C.A, Inverness-shire, Free but booking is essential