Part of Margaret Tait Commission
Andrew Black will screen his Margaret Tait Commission ‘On Clogger Lane’ at the Washburn Valley Heritage Centre, Fewston, Yorkshire, on Friday 5 January 2024 at 7pm. LUX Scotland are delighted that Andrew’s film will screen in the Washburn Valley, a location at the heart of ‘On Clogger Lane’.
Find out more on the Washburn Valley Heritage Centre website, here.
‘On Clogger Lane’ tells the story of a depopulated valley on ancient land. The film follows routes through a dammed, drowned and depopulated valley in Northern England, 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 indecipherable prehistoric carvings and the graves of child labourers. Incorporating conversations with farmers, antiquarians, dowsers, grandmothers, Quakers, landowners and communists alongside an improvisational score,‘On Clogger Lane’ is an experimental documentary which navigates the chaotic mix of passivity and protest, public and private, past and present, all coincident in the same patch of ancient countryside.
Established in 2010, the Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Inspired by the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait (1918 – 99), the commission recognises experimental and innovative artists working with the moving image, offering a unique avenue of commissioning and production support and providing a high-profile platform to exhibit newly commissioned work.
Image description: A still shows a Northern English landscape with green hills in the background and a large stone in the foreground. A neolithic stone marking has been highlighted on the rock in white chalk.
The Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, with support from Creative Scotland.