Sam Austen’s (b. 1986, London) dark and spiralling shorts are shot solely on 16mm film. Heavily influenced by early sci-fi and Japanese independent horror, Austen repeatedly plunges the viewer into a world out of control. You becomes pinned between sickening motions, emotionally loaded text and the subterranean recesses of the artist’s mind, so beautifully made it becomes impossible to break eye contact.
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