Rescheduled to 19 December, Caitlin McMullan will discuss her recent work ‘First Step Swim’ (2021) for our December ONE WORK event. The work is available to view on the LUX Scotland website here.
Touching on themes of identity, body image, disability and isolation, ‘First Step Swim’ is a self-portrait following Caitlin on a journey of wild swimming. By taking control of how she is viewed Caitlin looks to challenge the non-disabled gaze and gain a better understanding of her body and surroundings.
We recommend watching ‘First Step Swim’ in advance of the discussion.
This event was originally organised for Thursday 1 December and has been rescheduled to Monday 19 December, 6 – 7pm.
ONE WORK is a series of online events that focus closely on a single work. These generous discussions provide an opportunity for an artist to present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. Each work is available as a month-long online screening, followed by a specially commissioned written response that serves as documentation of both the exhibition of the work and the discussion that focused on it.
The event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom link will be available via Eventbrite. To download Zoom, visit here: https://zoom.us/download
The event will be live captioned by 121 Captions.
The work will be available to watch with captions by clicking the‘cc’ logo in the bottom right hand corner of the player. Captions by Matchbox Cinesub.
Watching the work in advance
We encourage audiences to watch ‘First Step Swim’ in advance of the discussion event, as the conversation will be focused on this work and audience questions, reflections and contributions are an important part of this event series. ‘First Step Swim’ will be available to watch on the LUX Scotland website from 1 November – 1 December 2022.
Participating in the Event
We invite you to have your cameras on, where possible, as this maintains a feeling of being together in the space.
We ask that all participants are respectful and listen to the facilitators and other participants.
Audiences are encouraged to contribute, and the host will open up the group conversation for questions after a short introduction to the work by the artist. We ask that one person speaks at a time and that you type‘hi’ in the chat to indicate you want to contribute. A member of the LUX Scotland team will keep a track of who wishes to contribute and will direct the conversation to you. You may also wish to use the chat box to type your question or comment, should this be preferable for you. We ask that you keep your microphones on mute until you are going to speak to ensure everyone can hear clearly.
LUX Scotland is dedicated to providing a welcoming online environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion or belief. Participants who do not adhere to this code of conduct and the participation guidelines will be asked to leave the event.
Caitlin McMullan is a London born and Glasgow based independent researcher and filmmaker with a background in design. Often exploring her own identity within her practice, Caitlin is interested in creating work that changes perceptions and creates new ways of thinking about disability.
In 2018 Caitlin co-founded the project Sensory Prosthetics with Dr Sarah Wilkes, working with University College London’s Material’s Library at the Institute of Making. Sensory Prosthetics led onto a collaboration on the film Material Bodies which has now been screened internationally and published by NOWNESS in 2021. Caitlin received her first film commission through GMAC Film in 2021 and has since gone onto participate in Scottish Documentary Institute’s New Voices and Bridging the Gap programmes. She is currently working on her latest commission through Bridging the Gap.
Closed Captions 'First Step Swim' has closed captions
Notes The event will be live captioned by 121 Captions
ONE WORK is a series of online events that focus closely on a single work. These generous discussions provide an opportunity for an artist to present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. Each work is available as a month-long online screening, followed by a specially commissioned written response that serves as documentation of both the work and the discussion.