LUX Scotland’s annual Artists’ Moving Image Festival (AMIF), presented in partnership with Tramway, returns for its sixth addition in November. Drawing on the diversity of film, video and performance practices from Scotland and beyond, the two-day festival will include experimental and thematically bold programmes which explore expanded notions of moving image practice, reconsidering the conventions and experience of the cinema space. This edition of AMIF will be programmed by writer and lecturer Laura Guy and artist Cara Tolmie, who will explore shared interests in their academic and creative practices.
#AMIF2017 is co-organised by Tramway and LUX Scotland, with support from LUX.
LUX Scotland and Tramway’s annual Artists’ Moving Image Festival (AMIF) was established in 2012 to provide a platform for the discussion and presentation of artists’ moving image, showcasing forms of production and research alongside screenings and discursive events. Hosted by Tramway, AMIF receives ongoing support from LUX and LUX Scotland.
In 1976, EIFF hosted two events: the ‘Psychoanalysis and Cinema Symposium’ and the ‘International Forum on Avant-Garde Film’. Forty years on, this year’s discussions look back at one of the most pivotal moments in the Festival’s history to explore its longstanding relationship with alternative film culture.
Through a series of intimate discussions, this day-long event interrogates the relationship between form and politics, and seeks out the synergies between then and now. Speakers include:
Director Lizzie Borden in conversation with LUX Scotland Director Isla Leaver-Yap;
Director and feminist theorist filmmaker Laura Mulvey in conversation with writer and lecturer Laura Guy;
and artist William Raban in conversation with British filmmaker Sarah Turner.
Image: EIFF Programme, 1976
Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 September, Tramway, Glasgow
Tickets available from the Tramway box office: 0845 330 3501
Day Pass: £6/£5 Festival Pass: £10/£8. Booking advised.
Tramway’s annual Artist Moving Image Festival, #AMIF2015, examines the role of collective thinking and making. Presenting collaborative forms of production and research, this year’s festival considers what it means for a group to constitute a single body of work and, inversely, how one can speak on behalf of collective thought or action.
As part of #AMIF2015’s special focus on the life and legacy of Stuart Marshall (1949-1993), artist Conal McStravick leads a workshop that invites participants to engage in collaborative work, collective reading, and group annotation. This workshop is limited to 20 places. Booking is essential and can only be made online here.
The festival includes programmes from Conal McStravick with Laura Guy and Ed Webb-Ingall, LUX Critical Forum Glasgow, Norms, tenletters, and Transmission; and includes work by Liam Allan, Catharine Anyango, Dan Auluk, Lorna Boschman, Emma Charles, Karen Cunningham, Lewis Den Hertog, Aideen Doran, Jemma Egan, Richard Fung, Warren Garland, John Greyson, Toby Huddlestone, Stuart Layton, Zoe Leonard and Catherine Saalfield, Maryniak and Mclean, Tom Kalin, Anja Kirchner and David Panos, Pratibha Parmar, Mathew Parkin, Fred Pedersen, Falke Pisano and Luca Frei, Yvonne Rainer, James Richards and Steve Reinke, Marlon Riggs, Emily Roysdon, Helke Sander, Jack Saunders, Susannah Stark, Alexander Storey Gordon, Elisabeth Subrin, Jane Topping, Charlie Tweed, Grace Williams, Laura Yuile, and more; as well as a special two-day focus on the legacy of the artist Stuart Marshall (1949 – 1993).
#AMIF2015 is programmed by collectives and collaborators with an explicit link to Glasgow, and co-organised by Tramway and LUX Scotland, with support from LUX.
Presented by Conal McStravick with Ed Webb-Ingall and Laura Guy
7.30pm, Sunday 5 July, GFT, Glasgow
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.