Emmie McLuskey and Kimberley O’Neill on AMIF 2019 Hanging Out

22 June 2020


Rory Pilgrim, Software Garden, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and andriesse-eyck galerie. Photography of AMIF 2019 courtesy of Matthew Arthur Williams.

For this online event, artists Emmie McLuskey and Kimberley O’Neill will reflect on the process of putting together last year’s AMIF. Programmed alongside artist Ima-Abasi Okon the festival, titled Hanging Out, touched on themes of repetition, memorial, outside-ness and gesture. Emmie and Kimberley will discuss these themes in relation to the work they selected, giving an insight into their thinking behind the programme. It is not essential to have attended AMIF previously to take part in this session.

As a way of extending the notion of hanging out and listening together, the programmers invite you to send us an audio recording (of one minute or less) from your lockdown home, which they will play as a compilation to close the session. Please email a file or downloadable link of these to email hidden; JavaScript is required

How it works

Our online events will take place on Zoom. The event will be live captioned. We will also use the chat space to post questions /​comments being raised by the guest artist so they can be referred back to.

We ask that all participants are respectful and listen to the facilitators and other participants. An attendee list will be circulated to all participants in advance of each event. At the beginning of events we will introduce the guest artist and invite participants to briefly introduce themselves and their reason for joining. During the event discussion, we ask that one person speaks at a time and that you type hi’ in the chat to indicate you want to contribute. A member of the LUX Scotland team will keep a track of who wishes to contribute and will direct the conversation to you. You may also wish to use the chat space to type your question or comment, should this be preferable for you. We ask that you keep your microphones on mute until you are going to speak to ensure everyone can hear clearly. We invite you to have your cameras on, where possible, as this maintains a feeling of being together in the space.

If you require support to participate in our online events, or have any questions, please let us know by contacting us on email hidden; JavaScript is required or by phoning or texting 0739 4042 450, and we will be happy to assist.

LUX Scotland is dedicated to providing a welcoming online environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion or belief. Participants who do not adhere to this code of conduct and the participation guidelines will be asked to leave the event.

We welcome feedback on how these online events have been organised and facilitated in order to improve them as we go forward, in acknowledgment that this is a learning curve and adjustment period for us all. An evaluation form will be circulated at the end of the event along with any references, links or materials brought up during the discussion.

Emmie McLuskey

Emmie McLuskey is an artist based in Glasgow. Recent projects include these were the things that made the step familiar, Collective Edinburgh, To: my future body, with Janice Parker, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; The Perfect, Perfect Look with Jude Browning and Amelia Barratt, Glasgow International Festival and PAC Festival, Marseille. In 2017/​18 Emmie has been in residence at Hospitalfield Arts Arbroath, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin and Creative Lab CCA, Glasgow. In 2019 she published A Strange American Funeral with Freya Field- Donovan and this Summer she will be in residence and exhibit at Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Lichtensteig.

Kimberley O’Neill

Kimberley O’Neill is an artist and filmmaker based in Glasgow. Recent activities include: Enigma Body Tech, Collective Edinburgh, 2019, Technologies of the Self, screening and discussion with SUPERLUX,2019; Cinenova: Now Showing, The Showroom, London, 2018; Circuits of Bad Conscience, The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow, 2017; and Conatus TV, Edinburgh Art Festival, 2016. Kimberley was shortlisted for the Margaret Tait Award 2017/​18, and is currently a lecturer in Communication Design at Glasgow School of Art.

Artists’ Moving Image Festival (AMIF)

LUX Scotland and Tramway’s annual Artists’ Moving Image Festival (AMIF) was established in 2012 to provide a platform for the discussion and presentation of artists’ moving image, showcasing forms of production and research alongside screenings and discursive events. AMIF is presented and produced as a collaboration between Tramway and LUX Scotland, funded by Screen Scotland’s Film Festivals Fund and Film Hub Scotland’s Access Fund.