Workshop with Tako Taal: Body_Flesh: strategies of resistance

Part of Aberdeen Programme

10 November 2018

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Image courtesy of Tako Taal

Join artist Tako Taal for a SUPERLUX Workshop in Aberdeen that will introduce approaches to framing, the body and strategies of resistance in moving image making.

Drawing on the work of black filmmakers, particular attention will be given to surface, gesture and the relationship between body and camera, accompanying an exploration of different techniques of observing, recording and editing.

Working within and against the limitations of the cinematic image, participants will collectively devise strategies for image-making, considering DIY and amateur approaches alongside examples of Taal’s own work and references to the work of other artists including Sondra Perry, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa and Arthur Jafa.

Please bring your own preferred device for filming (smartphone/​DSLR/​digital camera) or contact email hidden; JavaScript is required if you don’t have access to one of these devices and would like to take part.

About the artist

Tako Taal

Tako Taal lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2015 and was a committee member at Market Gallery,Glasgow from 2016 – 18. Taal has shown work at Rhubaba, Edinburgh, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival (2018), LUX, London, Grand Union, Birmingham, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow and The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen.

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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