Programmed to coincide with Inverness Museum & Art Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition, Trace Ingredients, this screening features the premiere of collaborative artists Thomson & Craighead’s new film, Saffron, (2018), a portrait of Kasia Pogo, owner of the oriental food shop at the Victorian Market in Inverness, alongside a series of films from the LUX collection.
In Saffron, Kasia is the bridge between a network of global trade and a diverse clientele making their pilgrimages to her shop, revealing an intersectional map of sorts that represents something of the region’s often hidden diversity.
Andrea Luka Zimmerman /Vision Machine Film Project, The Delmarva Chicken of Tomorrow, 2002. SD Digital file, 15 min.Laure Prouvost, Stong Sory (Brother /Cake), 2005. SD Digital file, 2 min.Adam Chodzko, The Pickers, 2009. HD Digital file, 17 min.Laure Prouvost, Stong Sory (Vegetables /Hands), 2010. SD Digital file, 3 min 25 sec.Thomson & Craighead, Saffron, 2018. HD Digital file, 10 min 35 sec.
Total running time: 48 min.
This screening has been programmed by Kirsten Body, Contemporary Art & Engagement, HighLife Highland.
Trace Ingredients, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, runs 22 Sept– 17 Nov, 2018.
Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s films have been nominated for the Grierson Award, The Aesthetica Art Prize, the Golden Orange, the Jarman Award, and the Glashuette original documentary award at the Berlin Film Festival (2017).
Exhibitions and projects include Civil Rites, London Open, Whitechapel Gallery (2018), Tyneside Cinema Gallery, Newcastle, UK, (2017/18) Common Ground, Spike Island, Bristol (2017), Real Estates (co-curated with David Roberts), PEER with LUX, London (2015).
Andrea is the co-founder of the artists’ collective Fugitive Images and was the winner of the Artangel Open Award 2014 for the collaborative work Cycle with Adrian Jackson (Cardboard Citizens).
Laure Prouvost was born in 1978 in Croix-Lille, France. She lives and works in London, UK and Antwerp, Belgium. After receiving the Max Mara Prize for Women (2011), Prouvost was the first French artist to win the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary British artists and/or living in Great Britain. Prouvost was a LUX Associate Artist 2008/9.
Exhibitions include a touring solo exhibition between Consortium Dijon, MMK Frankfurt and Kunstmuseum Luzern (2016) in addition to solo exhibitions at the Centre for Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk; Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2017); Hangar Biccoca, Milan; FRAC/Consortium, Dijon; and State of Concept, Athens (2016).
Adam Chodzko (b.1965). Lives and works in Whitstable, Kent, UK.
Since 1991 Chodzko has exhibited extensively in international solo and group exhibitions including: Tate, St Ives; Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (MAMBo); Athens Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Venice Biennale; Royal Academy, London; Deste Foundation, Athens; PS1, NY; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, KunstmuseumLuzern etc. Recent projects include commissions by Creative Time, New York, The Contemporary Art Society, Frieze Art Fair, and Hayward Gallery.
Jon Thomson (b. 1969) and Alison Craighead (b. 1971) are artists living and working in London. They make artworks and installations for galleries and specific sites including online spaces. Much of their recent work looks at live networks like the web and how they are changing the way we all understand the world around us. Having both studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Jon is Reader in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, while Alison is a reader in contemporary art and visual culture at University of Westminster and lectures in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University