Carrie Skinner and Alexander Storey Gordon, 'When I get that feeling' (2021) at CCA Glasgow

Part of Online Commissions

26 January 2024

CCA cinema
350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD
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Carrie Skinner and Alexander Stores Gordon, 'When I get that feeling' (2021). Courtesy of the artists.

We are delighted to present When I get that feeling, a new commission by Carrie Skinner and Alexander Storey Gordon.

This screening will be followed by a performance by Ross Mann and Kim Allan giving context to the film. Book your place here.

When I get that feeling features a dark blue 1983 Mercedes-Benz limousine. Usually at the service of cinematic action, the car is instead reframed as the central character. Out of this former prop we draw narrative and dramatic potential.

When I get that feeling is a tribute to teenage dreams, to hours of watching MTV and the urgent desire to be somewhere you are not.

The film was shot quickly over two days in the spirit of music video production; gathering as many ideas and images as possible before assembling a narrative arc during the editing process. When I get that feeling uses anecdote and cover versions to acknowledge how we borrow from cinema and music to give shape to our emotions and help us articulate them.


18:35: Introduction

18:40: When I get that feeling’ (12 mins)

18:52: Performance (20 mins)

19:12: Finish

Carrie Skinner (b. 1987, Birmingham, UK) is a visual artist working with performance. Recent projects include;​‘let the music play on and on and on and on and on and on and on’, CCA, Glasgow, 2019;​‘on the waves of the air, there’s dancing out there’ Glasgow International Festival, 2018;​‘woah oh oh oh, on the radio ‑adio –adio’, Radiophrenia, Glasgow, 2017.

Alexander Storey Gordon (b. 1988, Cambridge, UK) lives and works in Glasgow Scotland. He makes drawings, films, texts, and events that look at the way film and literature mediate perceptions and conceptions, of our-selves, our environment, and others, in the construction of meaning.

Recent exhibitions/​screenings include, Pocket Work (2020), Tramway TV online, Matches David Dale Gallery & LUX Scotland (2019), Interludes Plymouth Art Centre and MFS, Plymouth Art Weekender (2018), On The Waves of The Air, There Is Dancing Out There, created by Carrie Skinner, Glasgow International (2018), A Wondering Soul, with Richy Carey, Radiophrenia, CCA, Glasgow (2018), A Apopheny!, CCA Intermedia, Glasgow, (2017); Suppose there is A, ICA Singapore (2017); Aparição, Phosphorus (SE), Sao Paulo (2015)

Venue access

The cinema is located on the ground floor of CCA, The cinema has raked seating, with removable seats for wheelchair spaces.

There is a hearing loop in the Cinema. The best area for receiving this is in the centre of the seating rows.

There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor at the back of Saramago Cafe. There are more on the first floor accessible via the lift of stairs.

For more information please visit the CCA website.

Image description: A tightly cropped and angled shot of the darkened interior of a Mercedes-Benz limousine, light glints on the steering wheel. It is made of black moulded plastic with the Mercedes-Benz logo in the centre. The dash board is illuminated by light from fuel and speed dials with white numbers and orange hands. Keys dangle from the ignition.


Audio Described

Live Captioned Live performance will be captioned

Part of Online Commissions

Our online commissions provide an opportunity for artists to create new work specifically for online platforms.

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