CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD
LUX Scotland is delighted to present Linda Stupart’s After the Ice, the Deluge as part of SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival).
After the Ice, the Deluge figures relationships between the melting polar ice caps and other traumatised, abject, alien, and outsider bodies – queering the question of survival towards less boundaried ways of being in crisis.
The film is constituted of Super 8; VHS, iPhone and 16mm film footage and performance documentation shot in the Arctic Circle on a 2019 research trip; as well as archival 16mm ‘nature’ documentaries.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.
After the Ice, the Deluge has been captioned by Valery Tough.
Image Description: A collage of two images on 16mm film, to the left is a snowy mountainous landscape shown in pinkish sepia tones. To the right the image is a circular hole as if something has burnt through the image, the edges are left blackened.
Access information: The screening will be held in the Theatre on the first floor of the CCA. Step free access is available via the lift. More information can be found on the CCA Accessibility Guide.
This screening has an age recommendation of N/C 16+.
English audio with English language captions.
Dr Linda Stupart is an artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa. They completed their PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016, with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification and abjection. They are currently a permanent lecturer at Birmingham City University, and have previously worked at University of Reading, London College of Communication, and Camberwell Arts College. They have also run arts education projects at Tate, South London Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre, and Camden Arts Centre. Linda is interested in the possibilities for writing and making discrete grounded encounters with different kinds of bodies (of knowledge, objects, affect as well as corporeal bodies) as a way to think through less alienated ways of living and thinking together. This comes out of encounters with feminist art, postcolonial, ecological, queer, and affect theory as well as embodied and object-based critical institutional encounters. Their current work consists predominately of writing, performance, film, and sculpture, and engages with queer theory, science fiction, environmental crises, magic, language, desire, and revenge. They have recently exhibited at Lisson Gallery, Raven Rown, Tate, IMT, Matt’s Gallery, and The Showroom in London; as well as Transmission in Glasgow, DISTRICT in Berlin, Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Kunstraum Niederösterreich in Vienna, and Syndicate in Cologne. They recently produced All Us Girls Have been Dead for so Long with Carl Gent for the ICA London; a play about climate change, queer sex, and Ecco the Dolphin. They will be in residence at Wysing Arts Centre in late Summer 2021.
SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) was formed with the aim of adding to the exciting and growing amount of queer film stuff happening around Scotland. Since 2015, we have held an annual Festival in Glasgow alongside providing year round events across various locations. Our goal is to get people watching, talking about, and making more queer films. We want to screen movies that people might not otherwise get a chance to see and create inspiring and informative events. We also want to challenge inequalities and barriers to accessing the arts.