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.
Join Berlin-based artist and current Goethe at LUX Resident, Liz Rosenfeld for an intense, physical workshop that aims to share a working practice that is central to her research. She describes this methodology (learned from dancers and choreographers Sigal Zouk and Jared Gradinger) as ‘a beautiful experience in emotional threshold crossing, togetherness and collectivity’. Her practice utilises film, video and live performance to convey a sense of past and future histories.
Rosenfeld is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and experienced through the moment and ways in which it is lived and remembered. She explores how we identify ourselves with in/out community and social poly-relationship configurations.
Workshop participants will collaborate and support one another to laugh for 1.5 hours, cry for 1.5 hours, and sit in silence for 1.5 hours. This will be followed by a group discussion about the temporality of collectivity, endurance, inner manifestations of self, and how this practice can enable participants to feel ‘seen’ and ‘unseen’.
This workshop is a safe space for queer LGBTQI, non-binary/non-gender conforming identified people. Everyone is welcome, but please come with this in mind.
Image: Liz Rosenfeld, Glimpse of Manipulated Still #3 (White Sands, New Mexico), 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
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.
Free tickets available on the day from Tramway Box Office. Limited capacity. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
For the first in a series of Prologue events for this year’s fifth edition of the Tramway Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Will Holder and Alex Waterman read duets from the operas of Robert Ashley.
“Some years ago we proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The bulk of this book is a result of that proposal: scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). These operas’ characters have, until now, been solely produced by and are the stories exchanged between Ashley and his “band” (singers Sam Ashley, Joan La Barbara, Thomas Buckner, and Jacqueline Humbert); in landscapes (technological, imaginary, acoustic, organisational, sonic, ocular) produced by “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Tom Hamilton, David Moodey, Cas Boumans, and Mimi Johnson—the result of a thirty-year relationship. Any “scores,” as such, weren’t written for this intimate readership. It hadn’t been considered that any one outside this “band” might produce this work.”
Admittance is FREE, booking advised
The Studio, upstairs at Tramway, Albert Drive, Glasgow
6.30pm-8pm, Thursday 20 November 2014
In association with Tramway, LUX Scotland presents Mount Analogue, a free night school comprising three evenings of screenings, talks and discussions inspired by Mike Nelson’s Tramway exhibition project, Eighty Circles through Canada (the last possessions of an Orcadian mountain man). Over the course of three weeks, this temporary school will explore ways in which visual culture intersects with or frames landscape, spatial politics, anthropology and autofiction.
The night school is free and places are ticketed and available for each session. Due to capacity, these places are limited, so booking is advised. Contact Tramway Box Office for tickets. You can contact LUX Scotland directly for further details.
Thematic information and resource material will be publicly announced on this page in advance of each Thursday session. Specific details of moving image titles and literary texts for each session, however, will only be circulated to ticketed members of the night school.
WEEK 2, 27 Nov: Myth, Anthropology and Autofiction
The second meeting of the night school ranges across a broad but very rich area to look at cultural strategies for the assertion or diffusion of the self.
Picking up on Mike Nelson’s fictional biker gang and the presence of the late Erland Williamson and Wilson Duff within his installation, this session will draw a line between; problematics in ethnographic film; the persistence and usefulness of trickster archetypes; ritual in performance, and; the forceful role of technology in image production. We’ve even got Derrida talking about ghosts.
The session will be lead by moving image works but key texts for the session include:
Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous
Lewis Hyde on the trickster.
Hito Stereyl on multiple archives.
8.30pm Friday 19 September, T4, Tramway, Glasgow
Places are free but limited to a first-come,first-served basis. Latecomers will not be admitted.
microsphaeric howard hughes heaven movie is a live event by artist Charlotte Prodger, co-produced by Lux Scotland. Considering various elements of Prodger’s video installations and writing, this event uses 16mm film, audio tape, ripped Youtube videos and live performance to look at the shifting, multiple subjectivities of internet video in relation to the paleolithic relationship between language and technics.
This Tramway performance is part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. An earlier version of microsphaeric howard hughes heaven movie was commissioned by Electra.
Above image: Markets, Chelsea Space, London, 2014. Courtesy Kendall Koppe. Photo by Richard Bevan.