India Mackie’s (b. 1985, Frankston, Australia) work is often highly structural, giant screens are suspended above visitors by over engineered supports. The artist launches towards the audience suspended by chains whilst hammering at an electric guitar. Blood red tears squirt from a giant sculpture of the artist’s head, all to popular music from the 1960’s. Although Mackie’s work sounds garish and intrusive, in reality it is more like a silent film star, high contrast and well framed, with its power coming from what is not said. Mackie’s moving image work is as knowingly sexual as it is comic, using found footage to create narratives where dinosaurs make pornography set to Judy Garland. Need I say more.
Richie Moment, India Mackie, Adam Shield, Gabriella Boyd, Jack Burton, Anikó Kuikka, Martin Groß, Jessy Jetpacks, Jonathan Kelly, Sam Austen, Fani Parali, Sebastian Jefford and more
New site-specific works responding to a Grade-B listed industrial space in Glasgow’s historic Barras region. CHUMMING is interested in the culture a space inhabits and the group show as a model for artists to cross over, further exploring new levels of discourse and engagement, both in and out of the gallery.
The exhibition sparks a relationship between the artists, audience and place, while accompanying events include unique happenings with local musicians and filmmakers, informed by open source action and exchange.
Supported by Glasgow International and the Royal Academy of Art.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm