Events

Phoebe Banks, ‘Girl in the Pub Toilet’ | Online Commission Screening

Part of Aberdeen Programme

1 March — 30 April 2024

Online

A colour film still showing an image of three toilet cubicles, taken at an angle. The walls are tiled white and the floor is dark purple. The door frames are painted black and are slightly worn with age.
Phoebe Banks, ‘Girl in the Pub Toilet’ (2024). Courtesy of the artist.

A new online commission by Phoebe Banks is available to view on the LUX Scotland website. This screening will be accompanied by an online discussion with the artist on Thursday, 21 March at 7pm. Book your free place here.

Girl in the Pub Toilet’ (2024) tells the story of a chance encounter between two strangers on a night out. Depicting a scene of fleeting, intense intimacy, the work considers the women’s toilet in clubs and pubs as a site of heightened empathy and connection. The film touches on themes of emotional indulgence and isolation, and sits within a wider body of work by Phoebe exploring grief in a social context.

The work was commissioned as part of LUX Scotland’s Aberdeen programme and was supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding.

Phoebe Banks

Phoebe Banks is an Aberdeen based artist whose work intersects writing, sculpture, and video. She is interested in playful forms of functionality, creating works as tools for a specific purpose. Video is used to activate a piece of writing or object, exploring simplistic ideas to an exaggerated degree. Ultimately Phoebe’s practice is something that brings her joy by giving space and significance to otherwise fleeting notions or moments. Phoebe works collaboratively within collective Tactics for Togetherness and artist duo CUSP.

Access

Girl In Pub Toilet’ is available to view with closed captions and audio description. You can toggle between the two versions using the buttons below the screening window on this page.

Captions by Valery Tough.

Audio Description by Sensor Media Group.

Image description: A colour film still showing an image of three toilet cubicles, taken at an angle. The walls are tiled white and the floor is dark purple. The door frames are painted black and are slightly worn with age.

Closed Captions

Audio Described

Partners

Supported by Aberdeen City Council Creative Funding.

Aberdeen City Council

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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