My Mother, My Other, or Some Sort of Influence
Sun 31 Mar 2019 / 7.45pm
This screening considers approaches to portraiture. In the works chosen, one artist creates an intimate portrait of another, unearthing layers of influence and exploring the intricacy of cross-generational dialogue. Featuring Rosalind Nashashibi, Alejandro Cesarco and Deborah Stratman, the event will begin with a reading of an essay by writer and poet Quinn Latimer entitled My Mother, My Other, or Some Sort of Influence (2015). A text which weaves a tender portrait of her late mother through the many books, by women writers, that she surrounded herself with during her lifetime.
This screening is part of LUX Scotland’s guest-curated programme for GFT’s Crossing the Line strand and has been selected by Kyla McDonald.
Kyla McDonald is an independent curator, and current AHRC funded PhD candidate at Glasgow School of Art. Recent projects include, Niki de Saint Phalle: Here Everything is Possible at Beaux-Art Mons (2018–19). She was previously Interim Director at Bonner Kunstverein (2018) and Artistic Director at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2012–16).
Reading of Quinn Latimer’s My Mother, My Other, or Some Sort of Influence (2015). c.25 min.
Deborah Stratman, Vever (for Barbara), 2018. 16mm transferred to HD video, 12 min.
Alejandro Cesarco, Learning the Language (Present Continuous I), 2018. HD video, 19 min 40 sec.
Rosalind Nashashibi, Vivian’s Garden, 2017. 16mm film transferred to HD video, 29 min 50 sec.
Total running time: 86 min 30 sec