Anne-Marie Copestake, Back As Front, Inside As Out

Fri 8 Jul 2016 / 7–9pm

MacArts, Galashiels

For this special screening, the Moving Image Makers Collective and LUX Scotland have invited Anne-Marie Copestake to present the first part of her new film about Margaret Benyon, a pioneer of holography as an artistic practice. She has also selected a number of works from the LUX collection which will frame an open conversation after the screenings with Luke Collins (Deputy Director, LUX Scotland).

Back As Front, Inside As Out (2015) considers the early period as holography developed focusing on Benyon’s explorations into esoteric subject matter in unfamiliar media, foregrounding artistic pursuit through rigorous action, optimism and discovery. Other works in this screening include Cathy Sisler, Aberrant Motion 1 (1993) and Stephen Sutcliffe, Plum (2012).

Anne-Marie Copestake is a prolific and subtle artist who has lived and worked in Glasgow since the 90s when she initiated Trigger Tonic, in which she paired local with visiting artists for intense, revealing conversations. In 2011 Copestake was an early recipient of the Margaret Tait award, producing And Under That (2012) which developed visual associations and a scenario wherein a questioning of histories and potential comes from two older women, who are not presented as fixed or finished but with possibilities and ideas surrounding them. Copestake works across many forms (moving image, drawing, sculpture, music) and often in collaboration (with Fred Pederson; as part of Poster Club; and as part of the band Muscles of Joy).

Part of MIMC’s Out Of The Box programme, supported by Film Hub Scotland.

Anne-Marie Copestake, Back As Front, Inside As Out, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.