“This world is men’s work — I recognise it by the bloodstains”Don Taylor, The Exorcism (1972)
This event will broadcast live at cytu.be/r/menswork on Tuesday 1 December, 6pm
Men’s Work is an online screening of material that has informed the development of Jamie Crewe’s Ashley (2020). Rooted in the traditions of British rural horror, the screening will feature TV episodes and radio excerpts, dating from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, that base themselves in newly bought or renovated rural cottages. In these cottages, and outside them, women encounter terrors particular to them, and are obliged to face the threat of the wild, the poor, the dead, and the transitory. Between these episodes will be recorded readings of texts that inspired Jamie in the writing and conception of Ashley: something about transness, something about stigma, something about trauma, and something else.The screening page will include a chatroom, which Jamie will be active in throughout, and conversation will be encouraged!
Jamie Crewe’s solo exhibition Ashley runs 3 December – 30 January at LUX. Book your visit here
Jamie Crewe is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte’s head. They grew up in the Peak District and are now settled in Glasgow.
They have presented several solo exhibitions: Solidarity & Love, Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2020); Love & Solidarity, Grand Union, Birmingham (2020); Pastoral Drama, Tramway, Glasgow (2018); Female Executioner, Gasworks, London (2017); and But what was most awful was a girl who was singing, Transmission, Glasgow (2016). Their work has also been presented as part of I, I, I, I, I, I, I Kathy Acker at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2019); as part of the KW Production Series at Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2018); as part of the Glasgow International 2018 Director’s Programme in the group show Cellular World at GoMA, Glasgow; and as part of the Artists’ Moving Image Festival 2016 at Tramway, Glasgow.
In 2020 they were awarded one of ten Turner Bursaries on the basis of their sister exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, and Grand Union, Birmingham. In 2021/22 they will be part of British Art Show 9, which will tour Wolverhampton, Plymouth, Aberdeen, and Manchester.
The Margaret Tait Award is Scotland's most prestigious moving image prize for artists, inspired by the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait (1918–99).