For this online event, artist Andrew Black will reflect on his film Eternity Knocker, a film-portrait of a remote Yorkshire valley, following the paths of artist and social historian Marie Hartley and her partners Ella Pontefract and Joan Ingilby. Made in 2019 in the approach to Brexit, the film collages Hartley’s mid-century art and writing with new oral-history recordings, to explore speech, memory, and cycles of social and economic change in a nostalgic landscape.
A link to Eternity Knocker will be provided in advance of the event. The film is captioned.
Over the coming months LUX Scotland is holding a series of online events led by artists. Each fortnight a Scotland-based artist will present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. They will be joined by one of the LUX Scotland team and up to 20 online participants.
How it works
Our online events will take place on Google Meets, which offers the option of captions. We will also use the chat space to post questions /comments being raised by the guest artist so they can be referred back to.
We ask that all participants are respectful and listen to the facilitators and other participants. An attendee list will be circulated to all participants in advance of each event. At the beginning of events we will introduce the guest artist and invite participants to briefly introduce themselves and their reason for joining. During the event discussion, we ask that one person speaks at a time and that you type ‘hi’ in the chat to indicate you want to contribute. A member of the LUX Scotland team will keep a track of who wishes to contribute and will direct the conversation to you. You may also wish to use the chat space to type your contribution, should this be preferable for you, and we ask that you follow the same protocol with this method. We ask that you keep your microphones on mute until you are going to speak to ensure everyone can hear clearly. We invite you to have your cameras on, where possible, as this maintains a feeling of being together in the space.
LUX Scotland is dedicated to providing a welcoming online environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion or belief. Participants who do not adhere to this code of conduct and the participation guidelines will be asked to leave the event.
We welcome feedback on how these online events have been organised and facilitated in order to improve them as we go forward, in acknowledgment that this is a learning curve and adjustment period for us all. An evaluation form will be circulated at the end of the event along with any references, links or materials brought up during the discussion.
Andrew Black (b. 1990 Leeds) lives and works in Glasgow. Andrew’s recent work explores local ways of being, and queer thought around place, memory and the body. He served on the Transmission committee in 2016 and 2017.
Solo shows include: Eternity Knocker, Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow, August 2019; Submerged Village, Market Gallery, Glasgow, November 2017; and Our Andrew of the Flowers, Embassy, Edinburgh, July/August 2016. Group exhibitions include: Seized by the Left Hand, DCA, Dundee, December 2019; and Class Trip, Casino, Luxembourg, November 2018.
Black was part of the 2018 Experimental Film & Moving Image Residency at Cove Park.
ONE WORK is a series of online events that focus closely on a single work. These generous discussions provide an opportunity for an artist to present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. Each work is available as a month-long online screening, followed by a specially commissioned written response that serves as documentation of both the work and the discussion.