Rory Pilgrim, The Undercurrent at GFF20

Tue 3 Mar 2020 / 6.15–7.30pm

Cinema, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
£6.50–£11.50, booking via Glasgow Film
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LUX Scotland is proud to present the UK premiere of The Undercurrent, Rory Pilgrim’s Prix de Rome winning film.

The Undercurrent transports viewers to the world of a group of young people in the city of Boise, Idaho. Initially, activism in the fight for climate justice appears to be the uniting factor in the group, but gradually it becomes clear that this connection is interrelated to other issues that affect and unite them including gender inequality, their parents lack of understanding and coping with homelessness. The result is a disarming portrait of the insecurities, hopes and expectations of a generation.

Programme: Rory Pilgrim, The Undercurrent, 2019. 52 minutes.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.


The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is located on Sauchiehall Street, accessible via Cowcaddens subway station, Charing Cross train station, and 3, 4/4A, 18 and 19 bus services. There is limited on street parking diagonally opposite CCA on Pitt Street, and bicycle racks located on Sauchiehall Street. The cinema is located on the ground floor of the CCA and has step-free access from the entrance on Sauchiehall Street. There are accessible and gender neutral toilets located on the ground and first floors. Further venue access information can be found on the CCA website.

Rory Pilgrim, The Undercurrent, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and andriesse-eyck galerie..

About the artist

Rory Pilgrim

Rory Pilgrim works in a wide range of media including songwriting, composing music, film, music video, text, drawing and live performances. Centred on emancipatory concerns, Pilgrim aims to challenge the nature of how we come together, speak, listen and strive for social change through sharing and voicing personal experience. Strongly influenced by the origins of activist, feminist and socially engaged art, Pilgrim works with others through a different methods of dialogue, collaboration and workshops. Solo Shows include: Between Bridges, Berlin (2019) Andriesse-Eyck Gallery, Amsterdam NL (2018), South London Gallery (2018), Rowing, London (2017), Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth (2017), Flat Time House, London (2016), Site Gallery, Sheffield (2016) and sic! Raum für Kunst, Luzern CH (2014). In 2019, Pilgrim was the winner of the Prix de Rome.

www.rorypilgrim.com