LUX Scotland & David Dale Gallery presents: Winnie Herbstein, Sulaïman Majali, Hannah James and Alexander Storey Gordon
Thu 31 Jan–Wed 20 Feb 2019 / 7–9pm
In partnership with David Dale Gallery, a series of four film screenings over four consecutive weeks in January and February. Featuring early-career artists Winnie Herbstein, Sulaïman Majali, Hannah James and Alexander Storey Gordon, each week the artist will present their own moving image work alongside films they have selected from the LUX collection, offering further insight into their practice and film selections through text or performance.
Thursday 31 January: Winnie Herbstein
Thursday 7 February: Sulaïman Majali
Thursday 14 February: Hannah James
Wednesday 20 February: Alexander Storey Gordon
About the artists
Winnie Herbstein’s current research explores the gendering of labour and workspaces, particularly the building site, with a focus on how we can live differently by studying alternative living models present in feminist living spaces and sci-fi worlds. A conversation around power relations, specifically systemic power imbalances, is central to Winnie’s interactions with materials and making processes. The objects and films she produces often present a challenge to gender stereotypes and expectations around who is (and is not) allowed access to certain skills or spaces.
She has recently completed the Women in Construction course at City of Glasgow College and is a member of Slaghammers feminist welding collective. She was a committee member at Transmission Gallery from 2015-2017 and is a current nominee for the Margaret Tait Award.
Sulaïman Majali is an artist; writer and imposter. They appeared as a notable figure in Dr. Reynaldo Anderson’s keynote lecture ‘Dark Speculative Futurity and the Rise of Neo-Nationalism’ at the Tohu Magazine conference, Jaffa, Occupied Palestine, May 2017. Their past work includes ‘this garden, this performed home that incessantly grows’, V&A Museum, London, ‘this scattering of minds; like seeds’, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna/Transmission Gallery; ‘as if we were strangers; that strangeness was ours’, CCA Glasgow; Wysing Arts Centre; Glasgow International 2016, and the 8th Cairo Video Arts Festival.
Hannah James makes work on her own and with others to explore how intimacy, vulnerability and power affect all relationships. Gender, and the many ways in which this is performed, is a thread that runs through all of her work.
She graduated from The Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam in 2014, was artist in residence at Triangle France (Exchange with Glasgow Sculpture Studios) in 2016 and at Rupert, Lithuania in 2015.
Recent solo exhibitions include, Resting Bitch Face, Attent, Rotterdam (2016); Every woman is an animal, The Arboretum, Rotterdam (2016); Heads, Pracownia Portretu, Lodz (2016); Can’t you see how big those snails are?, Chert, Berlin (2015); breaking A skin, weaving A sense, Cole, London (2014).
Recent group exhibitions include, Mutters, New Victoria Gardens, Glasgow (2018); JOH! A talk show on love, life and death, with Owen Piper and Jessica Higgins, Studio 9, Dornoch Street, Glasgow (2018); Among other things, I’ve taken up smoking, TENT, Rotterdam (2017); An ear, severed, listens, 2017, ChertLudde, Berlin; Left Hand to Back of Head, Object Held Against Right Thigh, The Bluecoat, Liverpool (2016); Hybrids, Celine, Glasgow (2016); wow! Woven? Entering the (sub) Textiles, Kunstlerhaus, Graz (2015); The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, Tent, Rotterdam (2015).
Alexander Storey Gordon
Alexander Storey Gordon makes drawings, films, texts, and events, that look at the way film and literature, mediate perceptions and conceptions, of our-selves, our environment, and others, in the construction of meaning.
He graduated with a degree in Printmaking from Gray’s School of Art in 2010 and is the producer of The Artists Moving Image Festival, Tramway/ LUX Scotland, from 2015 – present.
Recent solo exhibitions include, A Apopheny!, CCA Intermedia, Glasgow, (2017); Aparição, Phosphorus, Sao Paulo (2015); Be Vigilant Dear Friends, Because You Never Know When Your Going To Have Your Eyes Gouged Out, Glasgow Project Room (2014); I Used Blood For The Red, PALA Projects curated by Laura Mansfield (2015); A Sleeping Cinema, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh (2013).
Recent group exhibitions include, Interludes, Plymouth Art Centre and Mount Florida Screenings, Plymouth Art Weekender (2018); On The Waves of The Air, There Is Dancing Out There, with Carrie Skinner, Glasgow International (2018); A Wondering Soul, with Richy Carey, Radiophrenia, CCA, Glasgow (2018); Hospitalfield Summer Resident, Arbroath (2017); Suppose there is A, ICA Singapore (2017); UR/ERR, Film Open Touring Programme, Eastside Projects, Spike Island, Castlefield Gallery, S1 Artspace, Tramway, and the ICA (2015); Two Dichotoma Hum, Hydrapangaea, Glasgow International Festival, Botanic Gardens (2014).