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Siri Black – the third in a series of monthly online screenings in partnership with David Dale Gallery.
David Dale Gallery and LUX Scotland are excited to present a series of three monthly online screenings in collaboration with Natasha Ruwona, Siri Black and Saoirse Amira Anis, three Scotland-based artists working with moving image. From June to August, a different artist each month will present a recent moving image work of their own alongside a film that they have selected from the LUX collection.
For August, we present Siri Black and Aura Satz. The programme is hosted on David Dale Gallery’s website and is available to watch for free for the duration of August. In addition, there will be a contextual event to explore themes within their practice.
An index finger tracing a thought, Siri Black, 2021, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
An index finger tracing a thought (2021) is formed around a conversation on how to differentiate between the artificial and the natural. With a focus on the infamous face on Mars, the film attempts to unpick our relationship to a landscape known only from images (of varying resolutions and scales). Local stone markings in the shape of severed heads become the nearest analogue to the surface anomalies on Mars. These heads bear witness, too, to the historic and maybe everlasting anthropomorphism.
Entangled Nightvisions, Aura Satz, 2018, 11 minutes, 54 seconds
Philosopher Johnny Golding ruminates on a formative childhood experience, when her father brought home an early prototype of night vision he was working on for the American Military ‘Project Eyeglass’ (for ARPA – Advanced Research Projects Agency). Shot using corrupted nightvision footage, the film explores Johnny’s interest in quantum physics, entanglement and her philosophy of Radical Matter.
Image description: a video still depicts a white desk with a white desk lamp in front of white walls with white window frames and white blinds. On top of the desk sits a black computer monitor with a matching keyboard and mouse. On the screen is beige and grey image of a organic stone and rock materials. Two colour images sit on the desk. One of the windows has a half opened blind, through which we can see green trees.
SIRI BLACK is an artist based in Glasgow. She works across analog and digital photography, film and sound to create installations that seek to trace instances of the couching of state power with technological prowess. Important is the detritus left in the wake of accelerated progress; the gaps of archives, the not so easily translate-able entanglement. Her research is often conducted through collaborations with other art practitioners and scientists.
She is currently an artist in residence at the year long “New Forms of Togetherness’ Digital Residency supported by the Goethe Institute and the Alliance Francaise. She has recently shown work as part of Present Futures Digital Festival and Radiophrenia, Glasgow. Recent exhibition include, Our World – The World to Come, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow (2020); Tunnels, Spirals, Lattices, Cobwebs, Lunchtime Gallery, Glasgow (2019); Too Little too Late, Outlier Gallery, Glasgow (2019).