Where I Am: Artists’ Moving Image and the work of Margaret Tait

Thu 7 –Sat 9 May 2015

Pier Arts Centre, Orkney

Torsten Lauschmann, Charlotte Prodger, & Florrie James

For Where I Am, the Pier Arts Centre will present a programme of films and events by three artists who have all received recognition through the Margaret Tait Award and Residency.  Torsten Lauchmann was the first recipient of the Award in 2010 and Charlotte Prodger picked up the honour in 2015.  Florrie James spent time filming in Orkney in 2014 as part of the second Glasgow Film Festival/LUX Margaret Tait Residency. The aims of the Margaret Tait Award and Residency are to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image, providing a high profile platform for them to exhibit their work and engage with a wider audience. The Margaret Tait Award & Residency are presented by Glasgow film festival in conjunction with Creative Scotland and LUX.

Where I Am screenings and events at the Pier Arts Centre are admission free.

Charlotte Prodger, Stoneymollan Trail, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.

Programme

Thursday 7 May

7–9pm
A workshop with filmmaker Torsten Lauschmann on Real-Time Multi-Screen Video Projections.

Friday 8 May

7–8.30pm
A selection of single screen films by Torsten Lauschmann, including elements of his 2010 Margaret Tait Award film At The Heart of Everything is a Row of Holes, shown alongside Margaret Tait’s film Palindrome (1964).

Saturday 9 May

2–3.30pm
Screening of O.K.Rick by Florrie James 2014 Margaret Tait Residency recipient, shown alongside a selected Margaret Tait film.

4.30–5.30pm
Walk and talk by Florrie James. A walking tour of Stromness, looking at piers and houses, and how ‘Udal’ law has helped shape the town.

7–8.30pm
Screening of Stoneymollan Trail Charlotte Prodger’s 2015 Margaret Tait Award film, shown alongside Margaret Tait’s film A Portrait of Ga (1952).