Martine Syms, Incense, Sweaters & Ice at GFF18
Fri 23 Feb 2018 / 7.30–9pm
Martine Syms is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work examines representations of blackness and its relationship to narrative, vernacular, feminist thought, and radical traditions.
Her new feature-length film, Incense, Sweaters & Ice (2017), is a powerful exploration of the underlying oppressive racial structures in the United States, and their origins. Interweaving biographical narratives with fiction, this multi-location narrative follows routes of the 20th-century Great Migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the Northeast, Midwest and West.
The venue has step free access to all floors.
Presented as a co-production between LUX Scotland and Tramway for Glasgow Film Festival 2018.
About the artist
Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including recent presentations at Karma International, Bridget Donahue Gallery, the New Museum, Kunsthalle Bern, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Index Stockholm, MOCA Los Angeles, MCA Chicago. Syms has lectured at Yale University, SXSW, California Institute of the Arts, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and MoMA PS1, among other venues. From 2007–11, she directed Golden Age, a project space focused on printed matter. Syms recently founded Dominica, a small press dedicated to nowhere shit.