Margaret Salmon, Mm + Sacred Paws at GFF18

24 February 2018

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Production still from Margaret Salmon, Mm, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

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Organised to coincide with Margaret Salmon’s exhibition at Tramway, this special screening of Mm (2017) will feature a one-off live performance by the Scottish post-punk band Sacred Paws, winners of the 2017 Scottish Album of the Year award. Commissioned for Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival in 2017, Mm is a film about language, masculinity and speedway racing. Shot on location on 35mm film in collaboration with the all-male motorcycle team, the Berwick Bandits, Mm incorporates the explosive sounds of speedway alongside voice and music by Sacred Paws.

This event is co-produced by Tramway and LUX Scotland in partnership with Glasgow Film Festival 2018. It accompanies a survey exhibition of works by acclaimed Glasgow-based artist and filmmaker Margaret Salmon in Tramway’s main gallery, from 16 February to 18 March 2018.

The venue has step free access to all floors.

About the artist

Margaret Salmon

Born in 1975 in Suffurn, New York, Margaret Salmon lives and works between Kent, and New York. She creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Focusing on individuals in their everyday habitats, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and infuse them with gentle grandeur, touching upon universal human themes. Adapting techniques drawn from various cinematic movements, such as Cinema Vérité, the European Avant Garde and Italian Neo-Realism, Salmon’s orchestrations of sound and image introduce a formal lyricism into the tradition of realist film.

Salmon won the first Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2006. Her work was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and the Berlin Biennale in 2010 and was featured in individual exhibitions at Witte de With in Rotterdam and Whitechapel Gallery in London among others.

Sacred Paws

Described as a cross between post-punk and indie pop, Sacred Paws formed in 2014 by Rachel Aggs (vocals, electric guitar) and Eilidh Rodgers (vocals, drums). The band’s debut album Strike A Match was released via Rock Action in January 2017, and went on to win the Scottish Album of the Year Award.