Andrew Black, 'On Clogger Lane' | Online Screening

Part of Margaret Tait Commission

21 — 28 February 2024

‘On Clogger Lane’, Andrew Black, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

LUX and LUX Scotland present a week-long online screening of On Clogger Lane’ by Andrew Black, ahead of the online conversation between Andrew and writer, researcher, and activist Kier Milburn on Wednesday 28th February at 7pm.

The film will be available for streaming on the LUX website here from Wednesday 21 February to Wednesday 28 February. It features open captions, and an audio-described version is also accessible.

The online talk is free but booking is required. Please follow this link to sign up for the talk with Andrew Black and Keir Milburn here.

On Clogger Lane’

On Clogger Lane’, Andrew Black, 2022.
Duration: 60 minutes

Sensory Note: The film includes flashing lights from 26:00 to 27:30

[Streaming from 21 to 28 February]

Audio Described version: On Clogger Lane’, Andrew Black, 2022.
Duration: 60 minutes

[Streaming from 21 to 28 February]

On Clogger Lane’ is a new experimental documentary. Named for an old road now submerged beneath a reservoir, the film meanders through the Washburn Valley in Yorkshire. It explores the infrastructures of capital on land overshadowed by a monstrous surveillance station, flooded and dammed, haunted by accusations of witchcraft, and populated by the traces of many generations of past inhabitants – from prehistoric carvings to the Victorian graves of child labourers.

The film incorporates newly-recorded conversations with Sylvia Boyes, Anne Lee and Lindis Percy, local women who have been involved in opposing the activities of RAF Menwith Hill– an American-run signals intelligence base near Harrogate – and British and US imperialism in different capacities over decades. Further contributors are local people whose connections to the valley tell complex and interlinked stories of industrial exploitation, social history and folklore – farmers, antiquarians, dowsers, grandmothers, Quakers and Communists. These oral histories are accompanied by an experimental score by Leeds improvisational band Vibracathedral Orchestra, as well as synthesised Medieval song and archival sound and film from the Yorkshire Film Archive. On Clogger Lane’ explores the meeting points of passivity and protest, public and private, past and present, all coincident in the same patch of ancient land.

Presented by LUX and LUX Scotland.


On Clogger Lane’ offers open captions and audio descriptions.

Sensory note: The film includes flashing lights from 26:00 to 27:30.

Closed Captions

Audio Described

Part of Margaret Tait Commission

The Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, backed by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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