Dear Alter Ego

13 February 2019

Collective Gallery
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Maya Deren, 'Ritual in Transfigured Time', 1946. Courtesy of LUX, London.

As part of her research for her new exhibition, these were the things that made the step familiar, at Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Emmie McLuskey visited the archives of filmmaker Maya Deren, and anthropologist and choreographer Katherine Dunham, in the United States. This evening of screenings explores the work of Maya Deren with narration by Emmie McLuskey, including field recordings, letters and poetry from the archives of Deren and Dunham.

these were the things that made the step familiar explores interactions in and between bodies, considering the systems that control and record them. The exhibition includes a series of large format digital prints, sculpture and sound work by Emmie McLuskey, poetry by Millicent A. A. Graham and a new publication, A Strange American Funeral, edited with Freya Field-Donovan.

Emmie McLuskey

Emmie McLuskey is an artist based in Glasgow. She works with other artists to produce collaborative work; this has previously taken the form of publications, events, objects, conversations and exhibitions.

Satellites Programme

Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2018 – 19 participants are: Helen McCrorie, Emmie McLuskey, Kimberley O’Neill and Katie Shannon.