Presented to accompany her solo exhibition, Looking in either direction the whole street was filled with people, some singing, moving towards x… at the Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Anne-Marie Copestake presents a screening of films selected from the LUX collection.
The screening explores collective and personal experience, tenderness, tensions and transformative gestures. It considers the significance of recognition as a counteraction to a lack of confirmation of the self. The screening will be followed by an open-ended discussion, where those attending will be invited to consider their responses to ideas that emerge from the films.
Light refreshments will be served.
Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things, 2017, 22 min 47 sec, HD video
Charlotte Prodger, LHB, 2017, 20 minutes, HD video
Tina Keane, In Our Hands, Greenham, 1984, 38 minutes, SD video
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, The Anthem, 2006, 5 minutes, SD video
Programme duration: 86 min
Anne-Marie Copestake is an artist based in Glasgow. She works with moving image, audio, performance, print and sculpture. Recent moving image works have focused on portraits of a kind, foregrounding a number of women and aspects of their lives. The emphasis has been to consider conditions that have surrounded choices, or a lack of choices, made by the women, and to explore the landscapes and environments that may have contributed essentially to these conditions.
Her recent exhibitions and screenings include: Stalking the Image: Margaret Tait and Her Legacy, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Margaret Tait film/poems, The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney; Projections 2: A Blemished Code, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne; Soft Fiction/And Under That, Irish Film Institute, Dublin; Prantik Basu, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, Anne-Marie Copestake, Old Hairdressers for Glasgow International, Glasgow (2018); Experimenta, BFI London Film Festival; New Edition, with Poster Club, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, (2017); »FFWD: Artists’ Moving Image from Scotland, Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, as part of CURRENT, Contemporary Art From Scotland, Phase Two, Cooper Gallery, Dundee; Autumn Screening, Inverleith House, Edinburgh; Ripples on the Pond, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2015).
In 2011 she received the Margaret Tait Award, and in 2015 was awarded the inaugural BFI Experimenta Development Award from BFI London Film Festival. Copestake works as a visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art. She often works collaboratively and was a foundation member of two long-term collective groups in Glasgow: Poster Club, a group of artists using the medium of print as a site for collaborative work; and the band Muscles of Joy. An important part of the sound was the polyvocal arrangements combining lyrics, vocables and harmonies with textural sound.
The Margaret Tait Award is Scotland's most prestigious moving image prize for artists, inspired by the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait (1918–99).