Glasgow International 2024 | Artists' Moving Image Round Up

A collage of different images with an off white block layered above, saying 'Glasgow International, Festival of Contemporary Art, 2024' and 'Fri 7th - Sun 23rd June'.
Glasgow International 2024, visual identity by Maeve Redmond and Matthew Arthur Williams. Courtesy of Glasgow International.

We’ve put together a round-up of events and exhibitions at Glasgow International Festival 2024, which takes place across Glasgow from Friday 7 to Sunday 23 June 2024.

Several artists in this year’s programme have worked with LUX Scotland over the past 10 years including: Tako Taal, Anne-Marie Copestake, Emmie McLuskey, Duncan Marquiss, Owain Train McGilvary, Camara Taylor, Alexis Kyle Mitchell, Ima-Abasi Okon, Mason Leaver-Yap, Ashanti Harris, Ajabu Ajabu Audio Visual House, and Lauren La Rose.

TAKO TAAL

Taking place on five occasions throughout the festival, Tako Taal’s new performance After Kinte’ comprises a theatrical staging of a script by Tako for three performers. The performance continues Tako’s interest in the slippage between individual identity and wider cultural histories. After Kinte builds on research into the format of the actors’ roundtable, synonymous with the US-based film industry magazine The Hollywood Reporter. At these roundtables, celebrated actors often reflect on the experience and art of inhabiting a character, and the impact this has on their everyday lives.

–Tramway Theatre, various times

Tako programmed our Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2021, Give Birth To Me Tomorrow’ with artist, educator, writer and programmer, Adam Benmakhlouf and is part of the LUX Scotland Advisory Group.

ANNE-MARIE COPESTAKE, EMMIE MCLUSKEY AND DUNCAN MARQUISS

Still from Descants’, Anne-Marie Copestake, Emmie McLuskey and Duncan Marquiss, 2024. Courtesy of the artists and Glasgow International.

Anne-Marie Copestake, Emmie McLuskey and Duncan Marquiss will present a new moving image work in a special one-off screening at Glasgow Film Theatre. Descants’ was commissioned in 2021 and filmed during Covid lockdowns and restrictions, the work is an informal community portrait that maps conversations between artists who participated in Glasgow International’s 2021 festival programme.

–Glasgow Film Theatre, Sunday 23 June, 2pm

Anne-Marie Copestake was the recipient of the 2012 Margaret Tait Commission, for which she produced And Under That’. She has presented work with LUX Scotland as part of our ONE WORK series in March 2021, and in Miraculous Noise: Artists’ Moving Image from Glasgow, at Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark, in April 2021. Anne-Marie’s work is distributed by the LUX Collection and will present an exhibition, Birdsong and a bathroom’, at LUX in June.

Emmie McLuskey programmed our 2019 Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Hanging Out’, alongside Kimberley O’Neill and Ima-Abasi Okon. Emmie has taken part in LUX Scotland screenings, delivered guest artist Advice Sessions and was a project mentor for our Now & Next talent development scheme, 2019 – 21.

Duncan Marquiss was the recipient of the 2015 Margaret Tait Commission, for which he produced Evolutionary Jerks and Gradualist Creeps’. Duncan has taken part in LUX Scotland screenings, participated in the 2019 Experimental Film & Artists’ Moving Image residencies at Cove Park, and delivered numerous workshops for LUX Scotland, including Analogy Loom in 2017 and Editing for the Moving Image in 2019.

OWAIN TRAIN MCGILVARY

Still from Seeing Red’, Owain Train McGilvary, 2024. Courtesy of the artist and Glasgow International.

At 5 Florence Street, Bobbi Cameron and Owain Train McGilvary present a two-person show, I’m attended as a portal myself’. In sister rooms, they present two moving image works connected through an architectural intervention. The exhibition finds resonance between their collaborative approaches, opening portals between rural cultural memories, forgotten pasts and imagined worlds.

Owain Train McGilvary’s video Seeing Red’ reanimates North Wales’ only gay bar, destroyed by arson a decade ago, interviewing erstwhile patrons and assembling an informal archive from digital remnants.

–5 Florence Street, Friday 7 – Sunday 23 June

In 2022, Owain presented I’m finally using my body for what I feel like it’s made to do’ (2022) alongside Margaret Salmon’s Mm’ (2017), as part of David Dale Gallery and LUX Scotland presents.

CAMARA TAYLOR

Camara Taylor will present an exhibition of new and recomposed work at Tramway. ‘[mouthfeel]’ is forged through new and old collaborations with 皚桐 (Ai Túng), Sharif Elsabagh and Slaghammers. In ‘[mouthfeel]’, a moving-image work shows the last gold coin to be produced by the Scottish Mint – minted to commemorate the country’s colonial Darien scheme – as it dissolves on a tongue. The exhibition contrasts the hard, opaque surfaces of steel and tinted glass with spit, rum, regurgitated beats and the layering of affective communication and presences.

–Tramway, Friday 7 June – Sunday 18 August

Camara Taylor took part in the 2021 Experimental Film & Moving Image Residencies at Cove Park and has presented work with us in screenings such as We Suffer to Remain: LUX Scotland at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in 2018, and the 2021 Artists’ Moving Image Festival in collaboration with Sulaïman Majali. Camara was recently a member of a panel for Moving Images Within Precarious Structures Episode 1 at Glasgow Women’s Library.

ALEXIS KYLE MITCHELL, IMA-ABASI OKON, MASON LEAVER-YAP

Still from The Treasury of Human Inheritance’, Alexis Kyle Mitchell, 2024. Courtesy of the artists and Glasgow International. Co-commissioned by Glasgow International and The Vega Foundation.

In Kinning Park, Anticipate, sublimate’ brings together the work of artists and friends Alexis Kyle Mitchell and Ima-Abasi Okon for the first time. Presenting their moving image and sculptural installations in parallel, this two-person exhibition curated by Mason Leaver-Yap considers acts of preservation and rituals for personal and collective sustenance. Anticipate, sublimate’ prepares for uncertain futures and imagines transformative ways of living through and with one another.

–83 Portman Street, Friday 7 – Sunday 23 June

Alexis Kyle Mitchell participated in the Experimental Film & Moving Image Residencies at Cove Park in 2020, and led a Masterclass On Multiplicity and Collaboration’ with Richy Carey as part of artist-duo Bambitchell in 2019.

Ima-Abasi Okon programmed our 2019 Artists’ Moving Image Festival Hanging Out’ with Emmie McLuskey and Kimberley O’Neill, and recently contributed to our Learning Resource on Fair Work in May 2023.

Mason Leaver-Yap works with artists to produce texts, exhibitions and events and was the founding director of LUX Scotland, and has since delivered guest artist Advice Sessions as part of our Learning Programme.

ASHANTI HARRIS

Ashanti Harris’ exhibition A Burial’ at the Centre for Contemporary Arts expands on a process Ashanti terms a Caribbean Carnival Methodology’: an approach to art and philosophy grounded in African cosmology where sculpture, performance, sound, and participation are all vitally equal elements to the creation of work. Each element is activated by the other and so all are necessary to understand the ideas being explored and for transformation to occur.”

–CCA, Friday 7 June – Saturday 31 August

Ashanti has participated in the LUX Scotland programme through screenings, including a ONE WORK event in 2020, and Miraculous Noise: Artists’ Moving Image from Glasgow, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark, in 2021. Ashanti was a project mentor for our Now & Next talent development scheme, 2019 – 21, and led a workshop, Through the lens of your own practice’, as part of our Aberdeen programme in January 2024.

AJABU AJABU

Darragh Amelia and Alma Simba, Do you ever feel like you’re floating’, 2024. Courtesy of the artists and Glasgow International.

as a point of departure’ is an exhibition of sound work by Darragh Amelia and Alma Simba who form part of audio-visual collective Ajabu Ajabu, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This project is a result of ongoing exchange between Market Gallery and Ajabu Ajabu.

At Glasgow International, Market Gallery serves as a listening station where audiences can engage with Darragh and Alma’s sound works, including those based on conversations, ambient sound, poetry and field recordings.

–Market Gallery, Friday 7 – Sunday 23 June

In 2022 we presented Hadithi Hadithi: Place is mostly open space, a moving image exchange, in partnership with Ajabu Ajabu Audio Visual House. Jesse Mpango, curator and co-founder of Ajabu Ajabu, was part of the selection panel for the 2023 Margaret Tait Residency.

LAUREN LA ROSE

At Glasgow Print Studio, Lauren La Rose and Rudy Kanhye will curate each body wakes up on a wave’, a group exhibition exploring critical connections between labour, migration and the environment. The exhibition questions complex histories of post-slavery indentured immigration and its legacies. Through the idea of the creole garden, the exhibition reflects on systems of labour and migration.

–Glasgow Print Studio, Friday 7 June – Saturday 27 July

Lauren La Rose is Project Manager for We Contain Multitudes, a three-year collaborative project with LUX Scotland, DCA and Collective, that works towards creating systemic change in the Scottish arts sector for disabled visual artists and arts professionals.

ARTISTS’ MOVING IMAGE AT GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL

Josie KO and Kialy Tinhgang, fir gorma’, 2024. Courtesy of the artists and Glasgow International.

We’re also looking forward to seeing a range of artists’ moving image projects.

Glasgow-based artist​Wei Zhang, will present Wah Yen’ at 5 Florence Street with collaborators Clarinda Yung Tse 雍記, Katherine Ka Yi Liu, Siyao Li, Wei Zhou, Xuan Gao, Eye Suriyanon, Yifan Lan and LingLong Wang. Wah Yen’ explores the rich, inner world of a young, queer, and neurodivergent Chinese immigrant from Hong Kong through their emerging kinship with a Scottish shipbuilder. Also at 5 Florence Street, Kialy Tinhgang will present fir gorma’ with Josie KO, drawing on their research into Black British history and oriented around blue men’ in ancient Irish chronicles that are thought by historians and folklorists to refer to North African people enslaved by Vikings in the 9th century and brought to Ireland and the Scottish Hebrides. In Glasgow’s Southside, Offline presents a new moving image installation, Farang /​فرنگ’, by Mina Heydari-Waite that traces a semi-fictional journey across Iran.

The Common Guild will present Live Audio Essays’, a series of three performances by audio investigator, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, presenting narratives and testimonies that detail violence, oppression, and aggression, offering strategies for political critique and action. A series of film screenings will accompany SoulsINQUEST’ at Platform, Easterhouse, a collaboration between eighteen members of bereaved families, photographer Sarah Booker and INQUEST – an organisation which provides specialist, comprehensive advice on contentious state related deaths and their investigation.

Last Night’, a 13-hour video work by artist Martin Beck at SWG3 celebrates David Mancuso’s New York loft parties, and Offerings for Escalante’ sees artist duo Enzo Camacho and Ami Lien building on their long-term research concerning the island of Negros in the Philippines, at the Gallery of Modern Art, through experimental documentary and 16mm film animation. The multi-media and collaborative works on show for Monuments for the Present’ at CCA are co-created by participants from the Maryhill Integration Network Art Group with artist and heritage and art curators Paria Goodarzi, Mia Gubbay and Francesca Zappia. Finally, at Street Level Photoworks, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte will present an installation of still and moving image work for Arctic Swell – a simple melody’, exploring the intersections between climate change, nurturing as resistance and the perception of time.