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Screening: LUX Scotland presents ‘The future, in a choral style’

Posted on June 20th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Sunday 30 July, 7.45pm
GFT, Glasgow
Tickets available soon

What does it mean to sustain yourself as an artist? How is a creative practice sustained over time? This event presents a selection of artist moving image and sound that explores the cinema as a potent space for reflection on the life lived before, after and outside the artwork. Selected works spill over into the life of the artist, slowly evolving into or emerging from the conditions of subsistence to which everyone is subject, rendering them explicit or making them material.

The future, in a choral style is curated by Nick Thomas.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand.

Image: Tanya Syed, Salamander, 1994. Image courtesy of the artist and LUX.

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Screening: LUX Scotland presents ‘Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter’

Posted on February 10th, 2017 by LUX Scotland

Sunday 26 March, 7.45pm
GFT, Glasgow
Book Tickets, £9.50/ 7.50 concessions

LUX Scotland are pleased to present a screening of Marion Cajori’s intimate portrait of American abstract painter, Joan Mitchell (1925 – 1992).

The film will be accompanied by contributions from artists Max Brand and Joanne Robertson, and writer and curator, Paul Pieroni.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand.

Image: Joan Mitchell, La Grande Vallée XVIII (Luc), 1983-1984.


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

Posted on January 10th, 2017 by LUX Scotland
Sunday 5 February, 7.40pm
GFT, Glasgow
Book Tickets, £9.50/ 7.50 concessionsSteve 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. Please click here to read the text.

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

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Screening: LUX Scotland presents ‘Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years, Plus Shorts’

Posted on August 30th, 2016 by Programme Assistants

Sunday 4 September, 7.15pm
GFT, Glasgow
Book Tickets

As part of September’s Crossing The Line at GFT, Phoebe Amis has curated a film programme celebrating subversive uses of anger, risk, precarity and opacity by German filmmakers Helke Sander, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, and Dagmar Schultz.

Schulz’s feature-length portrait of Audre Lorde shows the eponymous African-American poet galvanising the Afro-German movement and anti-racist feminism. The documentary demonstrates another history of 1980s West German and North Atlantic social movements, rearranging the legacy of feminist filmmaker Sander. Sander’s short film about destitution and direct action unpicks narratives of social change and debates about what a feminist looks like, while Boudry/Lorenz examine the capacity for resistance in the presence of a ‘visible’ enemy.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand, kindly supported by Goethe Institut.

Image: Audre Lorde, 1984

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Screening: LUX Scotland Presents ‘Nightcleaners’

Posted on May 11th, 2016 by LUX Scotland

Sunday 5 June, 8pm
GFT, Glasgow
Book Tickets

LUX Scotland presents ‘Nightcleaners’ (1975), a documentary made by members of the Berwick Street Collective. The film follows the campaign to unionise women who cleaned office blocks at night, who were victimised and underpaid. Intending at the outset to make a ‘campaign film’, the Collective was forced to turn to more avant-garde forms in order to represent the forces at work between the cleaners, the Cleaner’s Action Group and the unions, as well as the complex nature of the campaign itself. An intensely self-reflexive film that implicates both filmmakers and audiences in the process of precarious and invisible labour, it has become recognised as a key work of the 1970s and an important precursor to current political art practice.

This screening is part of GFT’s Crossing the Line strand.

Still: ‘Nightcleaners’, Berwick Street Collective, (1975)

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Screening: LUX Scotland Presents ‘Pain Is…’ by Stephen Dwoskin

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by Programme Assistants


Sunday 1 May, 8pm
GFT, Glasgow
Book Tickets

LUX Scotland presents Stephen Dwoskin’s powerful Pain Is… (1997), an unflinching film that examines the role of pain within society. Attempting “to make an image of pain”, Dwoskin’s feature is practical and philosophical: a seamless blend of film culture and social activism.

“Pain Is… combines interviews, archival footage and Dwoskin’s thoughtful voice-over to arrive at a scrupulous anatomy of pain (encompassing disease, dental work and sadomasochism). The interviews range from those who suffer from chronic pain to those who find pleasure in wilfully inflicting pain.” (Dennis Lim, director of Film at Lincoln Centre NYC)

A teacher, designer, photographer, film director and producer, Dwoskin (1939-2012) began making films in New York in 1959 against the avant-garde backdrop of Jonas Mekas’ Film Co-op and Andy Warhol’s Factory. Dwoskin went on to become a co-founder of the London Film-Makers’ Co-Op, which was established 50 years ago and is a precursor to LUX and LUX Scotland.

This screening is introduced by LUX Scotland Director Isla Leaver-Yap for GFT’s Crossing the Line strand and is presented as part of The Radical Film Network Festival & Unconference.

Still: ‘Pain Is…‘, Stephen Dwoskin, (1997)

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Screening: The work of Duncan Marquiss

Posted on October 29th, 2015 by LUX Scotland

quiss Search Film small

Sunday 8 November, GFT, Glasgow
7.15pm, £8.50/£7. Booking available online

In advance of his Margaret Tait Award commission premiere early next year, Duncan Marquiss presents his most recent film work, ‘Search Film’ (2015) and other short works. ‘Search Film’ follows the artist’s father, the biologist Dr Mick Marquiss as he tracks goshawks, an elusive bird of prey, in rural north east Scotland. The film examines the nature of searching in a variety of contexts, comparing innate foraging behaviour with shopping and browsing databases.

This screening will be followed by a discussion with the artist, Mick Marquiss and Isla Leaver-Yap, where the three will discuss both the research, inspiration and production of the film.

Image: Duncan Marquiss, ‘Search Film’, 2015.

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Screening: Stuart Marshall, ‘Over Our Dead Bodies’

Posted on June 11th, 2015 by LUX Scotland

Gran-Fury Men use condoms

Presented by Conal McStravick with Ed Webb-Ingall and Laura Guy

7.30pm, Sunday 5 July, GFT, Glasgow

Tickets available from GFT box office

Originally broadcast as part of the OUT series on Channel 4 in 1991, Stuart Marshall’s film documents the origins of the AIDS activist movement in the US and the UK, and the gay community’s growing anger and frustration with the inadequate response to the epidemic. While the film celebrates the real successes of this movement, it also examines the problematic debates within it concerning democracy, representation, power differentials, as well as the relationship between homophobia, racism and sexism.

London-based artist Conal McStravick, along with researchers Ed Webb-Ingall and Laura Guy, presents Over Our Dead Bodies as part of McStravick’s ongoing enquiry into the life and legacy of Marshall and his collaborators. In both their introduction and post-screening Q&A, the three will discuss what these mean now for artists concerned with this material and these issues.

This screening is part of the GFT’s Crossing the Line series, and is delivered as part of LUX Scotland’s forthcoming Artist’s Moving Image Festival (AMIF) Prologues for #amif2015 in September 2015, which will have a special profile of the legacy of Stuart Marshall.


Image: Gran Fury poster, as featured in Stuart Marshall’s Over Our Dead Bodies.

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Anne Charlotte Robertson’s Five Year Diary

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by LUX Scotland

Sunday 5 October, 7.30pm, GFT, Glasgow

Tickets available from the GFT Box Office

Anne Charlotte Robertson’s Five Year Diary stands as one of the major works of diary filmmaking. An intimate chronicle of her life, they describe Robertson’s battles with depression, paranoia, and borderline schizophrenia. The diaries document Robertson’s hospitalisations, her crush on Doctor Who actor Tom Baker, the side effects of prescription medication and the death of her three-year-old niece. Robertson died of cancer in September 2012, and her work is preserved by the Harvard Film Archive.

Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, Temporary Exhibitions Curator at the Wellcome Trust, will take part in a post-screening Q&A with LUX Scotland’s Isla Leaver-Yap. Copies of the Anne Charlotte Robertson: Five Year Diary publication will also be available free to ticket-holders.

Anne Charlotte Robertson: Five Year Diary is also now available as a free download, courtesy of its publishers LUX and Anxiety Arts Festival.

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