LUX Scotland presents a new series of bi-monthly screenings of artists’ moving image at Eden Court. This inaugural screening features a selection of innovative and experimental work by previous Margaret Tait Award recipients, including Sarah Forrest, Stephen Sutcliffe and recent Turner Prize nominee Charlotte Prodger. Shot across the Highlands of Scotland, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Barbados, the works in this programme share a connection to the landscape, whether as a site for observation, reflection or interrogation. The programme will be presented by LUX Scotland Director Nicole Yip and takes its title from a line of prose written by Tait in her 1959 poem, The Scale of Things.
There’s a whole country at the foot of the stone.If you care to look.
The Margaret Tait Award is a Glasgow Film Festival commission supported by Creative Scotland and LUX Scotland. Inspired by the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker and writer Margaret Tait (1918 – 99), the Award was established in 2010 to support the wealth of talent emerging from artists working with the moving image in Scotland through a £10,000 prize to produce ambitious new work.
Stephen Sutcliffe, Plum, 2012. SD video, 4 min 23 sec.Sarah Forrest, April, 2017. Video, 21 min 30 sec.Duncan Marquiss, Midgie Noise from Video Artefacts, 2008. Video, 2 min 40 sec.Charlotte Prodger, BRIDGIT, 2016. HD video, 32 min.Alberta Whittle, Sorry, not sorry, 2018. Video, 6 min 23 sec.
Total running time: 66 min 16 sec.
This programme will also be screening at Belmont Filmhouse, 1 June, 7.30pm.
Sarah Forrest studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee, before going on to gain her masters from Glasgow School of Art in 2010, during which time she also studied at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. Solo shows include Two Solo Shows: Sarah Forrest and Mounira Al Sohl, CCA, Glasgow (2013); I Left it on Page 32, Supplement, London (2014) and Again, it objects, Kunstraum Dusseldorf, Germany (2016). Her work has been presented at international film festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2014) and she has completed numerous residencies, including the inaugural Margaret Tait Residency in 2012. She is the 2017 recipient of the Margaret Tait Award.
Duncan Marquiss graduated from the Master of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art in 2005 and undertook the LUX Associate Artist Programme in London in 2009. Recent exhibitions and screenings include; Copying Errors (solo exhibition), Dundee Contemporary Arts (2016); Renderuin, Glasgow International (2016); Experimenta, London Film Festival (2016) and Index, Microscope Gallery, New York (2015). He was the 2015 recipient of the Margaret Tait Award.
Charlotte Prodger lives and works in Glasgow. Solo shows include Kunsthall Bergen (2017); Subtotal, Sculpture Center, New York (2017); BRIDGIT, Hollybush Gardens, London (2016); Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2016); 8004 – 8019, Spike Island, Bristol (2015); Nephatiti, Glasgow International Director’s Programme (2014); Jason Loebs/Charlotte Prodger, Essex Street, New York (2012); Percussion Biface 1 – 13, Studio Voltaire, London (2012) and Handclap/Punchhole, Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2011). Selected group shows include British Art Show 8 (2016); Weight of Data, Tate Britain, London (2015); An Interior That Remains an Exterior; Kunstlerhaus Graz (2015); Holes in the Wall, Kunsthalle Freiburg (2013) and Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York (2013). She was the 2014 recipient of the Margaret Tait Award. Charlotte is currently working on projects with Bookworks, London and If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution, Amsterdam.
Stephen Sutcliffe lives and works in Glasgow. Sutcliffe completed a BA in Fine Art at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, and an MFA at Glasgow School of Art/Cal Arts Valencia California.
Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Rob Tufnell, Cologne (2018); Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2017); Twixt Cup and Life, Hepworth, Wakefield (2016); Going Over, Rob Tufnell, London (2016) and Outwork and workings out, Tramway, Glasgow (2013).
Recent group exhibitions/screenings include Screen Memory, Simon Lee Gallery, London (2017); Christopher Logue, Poster Poems, Rob Tufnell, London (2016); Survival is Not Enough, Rodeo, Istanbul (2015); Down where changed, Cubitt, London (2014); Television Delivers People, ICA, London (2012) and Belfast Film Festival (2012).
He received the Contemporary Art Society Annual Aware (2015), Artists’ Moving Image at the BBC in association with LUX (2015), and was the recipient of the 2012 Margaret Tate Award.
Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher and educator living and working in Scotland. Working across performance, film and installation, her research considers how to move away from centring coloniality or (de)coloniality, instead finding hope in other forms of knowing, rooted in ancestral knowledge(s), collective thinking and empathy.
Whittle’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues including at the Johannesburg Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale; Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal; Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Scottish Academy and David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, BOZAR, Brussels, National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau and at the Apartheid Museum, Goethe On Main and Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. In March 2018, she presented her research at The Showroom in London as part of the collaborative research group, Holding Space. She has also been a Committee Member of Transmission Gallery since 2016 and was the 2018 recipient of the Margaret Tait Award.