Jamie Crewe, PEOPLE HAVE COME at SQIFF 2020

Part of Collaborations

5 — 18 October 2020


Jamie Crewe, PEOPLE HAVE COME, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

LUX Scotland is delighted to present Jamie Crewe’s PEOPLE HAVE COME as part of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) 2020.

As part of the Margaret Tait Award, Jamie Crewe produced a recorded artist’s talk in which they discuss a technique that recurs throughout their practice. They named the technique PEOPLE HAVE COME, and it describes courting and avoiding publicness.

For certain kinds of people the desire to be seen, recognised, and understood is as powerful as the urge to hide, be illegible, and repel investigation. In reference to Ashley, their Margaret Tait Award 2019/​20 commission, as well as to other works and experiences, this talk traces eruptions of this ambivalent seam in Jamie’s life and practice.

Jamie Crewe was the recipient of the 2019/​20 Margaret Tait Award, Scotland’s most prestigious moving image prize for artists. Inspired by the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait (1918 – 99), the award recognises experimental and innovative artists working with the moving image, offering a unique avenue of commissioning and production support and providing a high-profile platform to exhibit newly commissioned work. Established in 2010, the Margaret Tait Award is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, with support from Screen Scotland.

PEOPLE HAVE COME was originally screened in seven chapters on LUX Scotland’s IGTV over May and June 2020.


Jamie Crewe, PEOPLE HAVE COME, 2020. HD video, 60 mins

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The film has English audio with English language captions.

Content notes: Discussion of transphobia, psychosis, violence, and sex.

PEOPLE HAVE COME includes a small number of clips with loud music, abrasive sound effects, and disorientating editing.

Captions produced by Collective Text.

Jamie Crewe

Jamie Crewe is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte’s head. They live and work in Glasgow.

Part of Collaborations

LUX Scotland works with a range of partners across Scotland to screen artists’ moving image work.

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