On Sharing, Separations

Part of Aberdeen Programme

10 November 2018

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Image courtesy of Tako Taal

Artist Tako Taal and curator Seán Elder will present an evening event that includes screenings of recent works by Taal and a conversant dialogue’ between artist and curator, making public a series of interactions between the two.

Drawing from email exchanges, minutes, notes and remembered phone calls, Taal and Elder will engage with material that surrounded and supported works made public in past various guises through institutions, publishing or social media. These engagements will encompass their concerns of working together, the relational component of developing new work, and languages commonly associated with the figures of art-production.


Tako Taal, Halo Nevus, 2018. HD video with sound, 13 min 19 sec. Commissioned by Grand Union, Birmingham.

Tako Taal, You Know it but it Don’t Know You, 2017. HD video with sound, 6 min 41 sec.

About the artist and curator

Tako Taal

Tako Taal lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2015 and was a committee member at Market Gallery,Glasgow from 2016 – 18. Taal has shown work at Rhubaba, Edinburgh; Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (2018); LUX, London; Grand Union, Birmingham; Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow and The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen.

Seán Elder

Seán Elder is a curator based in Birmingham. They graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2015 and has since completed a Masters in Curatorial Practice and worked with a number of organisations on projects and writing including LUX, The Telfer Gallery, The Baltic Triennial, and Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee.

In 2018 they curated Inherited Premises, a two-person show by Tako Taal and Rami George at Grand Union, Birmingham. They are currently working as a Research Curator with the gallery in conjunction with ongoing PhD research at Birmingham City University’s School of Art.

Part of Aberdeen Programme

The LUX Scotland Aberdeen Programme aims to support early career Aberdeen-based artists and curators. The programme has run from since 2018 and has included job opportunities, workshops, screenings and online commissions. The programme was led by Project Manager Rachel Grant between 2021–24.

Supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding, this continues our previous work to support, develop and promote artists’ moving image practices across Scotland, and builds on our work in the Aberdeen area, which began in 2018.

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