Part of Margaret Tait Commission
Andrew Black will screen his Margaret Tait Commission ‘On Clogger Lane’ at CAMPLE LINE, Dumfriesshire, on Friday 23 February at 6:30pm, followed by a Q&A with Andrew and Kitty Anderson (Director, LUX Scotland). The film and recorded Q&A will be available to watch online until 22 March. Tickets are available to book via CAMPLE LINE here.
The film will be presented with Closed Captions and is available online with Audio Description.
“ ‘On Clogger Lane’ is a new experimental documentary by Andrew Black. The film meanders through the Washburn Valley between Otley and Harrogate, exploring the infrastructures of capital on land overshadowed by a monstrous satellite surveillance station, submerged beneath reservoirs, haunted by accusations of witchcraft, and populated by the traces of generations of past inhabitants. Incorporating conversations with farmers, antiquarians, dowsers, grandmothers, Quakers, landowners and communists alongside an improvisational score, ‘On Clogger Lane’ explores the meeting points of public and private, past and present, passiveness and protest, upon the same patch of ancient land.” – CAMPLE LINE
“The film maps multiple human presences – from cup and ring marks to wind turbines, dilapidated mills, lost villages, military bases, quarries, mines, walls and fences – but, in holding all these layers together, it manages not to flatten them into one generalised ‘human’ trace. It remains at all times sensitive to the specific.” – Tom Jeffreys, The Penitent Review
Image description: Two alpacas stare intently towards the camera. Lit from behind by a sunset, the alpaca in the foreground is chewing grass. The background is a Northern English valley with a farm on a hill in the distance.
The Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, with support from Creative Scotland.