ONE WORK | Helen McCrorie, 'If play is neither inside nor outside, where is it?'

Part of ONE WORK

16 June 2020


Helen McCrorie, if play is neither inside nor outside, where is it?, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

For the next event in the One Artist | One Work series, Helen McCrorie will discuss her recent work If play is neither inside nor outside, where is it? that was commissioned by Collective as part of their Satellites Programme.

If play is neither inside nor outside, where is it? centres on a child-led outdoor playgroup that meets in the grounds of a former military camp. This site, adopted by families for imaginative play and experiential learning, also houses a bunker transformed into a data storage facility. The film celebrates innate creativity and explores our understanding of data gathering and learning as interconnected, yet diverging, processes.

A link to view If play is neither inside nor outside, where is it? (26 mins) will be provided in advance of the event. The event will be live captioned.

Over the coming months LUX Scotland is holding a series of online events led by artists. Each fortnight a Scotland-based artist will present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. They will be joined by one of the LUX Scotland team and up to 30 online participants.

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.

Helen McCrorie

is an artist working with video and documentary strategies. Helen’s recent exhibitions and screenings include Alchemy Film Festival, 2020, James N Hutchinson: Untitled, The Tetley, Leeds, 2019, Bodies at Play, Radar, Loughborough University, 2019, If play is neither inside nor outside, where is it?, Collective, 2019, We Are Formatives, Radiophrenia, 2019, Against the Flow, Perth Playhouse, Platform Festival, Culture PK, 2018; This Is It – Universe, No. 35 Gallery, Bannockburn, 2017; and The Clock in Commune, The Glasite Meeting House, Edinburgh Art Festival, 2016.

Part of ONE WORK

ONE WORK is a series of online events that focus closely on a single work. These generous discussions provide an opportunity for an artist to present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. Each work is available as a month-long online screening, followed by a specially commissioned written response that serves as documentation of both the work and the discussion.

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