Events

Online Discussion with Phoebe Banks

Part of Aberdeen Programme

21 March 2024
7—8pm

Online

A colour film still showing a blurred image of a bathroom coloured dark purple, green and brown. The background has a row of sinks and soap dispensers with a mirror above. The mirror is framed by strip lights, creating bright white rectangles.
Phoebe Banks, ‘Girl in the Pub Toilet’ (2024). Courtesy of the artist.

We are pleased to host an online discussion to accompany Girl in the Pub Toilet’ (2024), a new online commission by Phoebe Banks.

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.

Image description: A colour film still showing a blurred image of a bathroom coloured dark purple, green and brown. The background has a row of sinks and soap dispensers with a mirror above. The mirror is framed by strip lights, creating bright white rectangles.

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

The event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom link is available via Eventbrite booking. To download Zoom, visit here: https://​zoom​.us/​d​o​w​nload

The event will be live captioned by 121 Captions. There will be an Audio Described and Captioned version of the film available to view online.

If you require support to participate in our online events, or have any questions, please let us know by contacting us on email hidden; JavaScript is requiredand we will be happy to assist.

Watching the work in advance

We encourage audiences to watch​‘Girl in the Pub Toilet’ 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.​‘Girl in the Pub Toilet’ will be available to watch via the LUX Scotland website from 1 March – 30 April 2024 .

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.

Online Etiquette

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.

Closed Captions

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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