Glasgow international 2018

20 April—
7 May

Elizabeth Hudson, Susan Deighan, David Whyte, Dr Massimo Giovanardi

Brand Glasgow

Event
Talk

A panel discussion on who decides the identity of a city and how. Key players and experts in city branding will discuss how Glasgow is presented to the world and the implications of its approach. The audience is encouraged to have their say, with all perspectives and levels of experience welcome.

Chaired by artist Elizabeth Hudson, speakers will include: Susan Deighan, Head of City Marketing, Glasgow Life; David Whyte, Designer/Co-founder of Tangent Graphic and creator of the ‘People Make Glasgow’ city brand; Dr Massimo Giovanardi, Lecturer at University of Leicester and editor of the book ‘Inclusive Place Branding: Critical Perspectives on Theory and Practice’.

This event is programmed as part of Glasgow International 2018 project ‘Tilting at Windmills’, which considers the symbiotic relationship between authorities and grassroots activity in the identity of a place. Other events in this project include the play ‘The Faceless Enemy of Me, Sits in the Squares’ and participatory performance ‘May Day Trolley Joust’, both held at Laurieston Arena.

Free, booking required. Book via Eventbrite.

Wed 25 April 6.30-8.15pm

Ewan Mitchell, Camara Taylor & Zoé Schreiber

Roadmaps

Exhibition

Roadmaps brings together sound and lens-based works by Ewan Mitchell, Zoé Schreiber and Camara Taylor. The exhibition opens a space for reflection on the nexus of personal and collective memory.

Using found images and archival materials as springboards, the artists bring to the fore forgotten stories. They question the legacy of different chapters of history and the impact of contemporary power structures on society and individual lives.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 11am-6pm
Sat – Sun, 12 noon-6pm

Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford

In Kind

Exhibition

In Kind is a research project by visual artists Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford, which maps the hidden economies of Glasgow International and the “below the water-line” economy of the arts.

Using visual mapping techniques developed by Rutherford through her work on The People’s Bank of Govanhill, as well as Nicoll’s experience of participatory and large-scale curatorial projects, their information booth will gather and display data that exposes this outpouring of creative energy that normally goes unseen.

Find out more at inkindproject.info.

Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow (CCA)
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD
Wed 18 April – Fri 27 April
Mon – Sun, 1-5pm

Platform
1000 Westerhouse Road
Glasgow G34 9JW
Fri 27 April – Wed 2 May
Mon – Sun, 1-5pm

Trongate 103
103 Trongate
Glasgow G1 5HD
Wed 2 May – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 1-5pm

Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford

At What Cost

Event
Talk

Exploring issues raised by IN KIND, a research project by visual artists Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford for GI2018 charting the unseen and unaccounted for efforts that enable the festival to take place. ‘At What Cost’ opens up the debate on artists’ precariousness and how this impacts on the lack of diversity in the arts in Scotland.

Find out more at inkindproject.info.

Free, no booking required.

Sunday 22 April, 4pm-6pm

Fully accessible, including parking and accessible toilets.

Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar

Self-Service

Installation

Self-Service takes the form of a publication and event series produced in response to the archive of The Peckham Experiment – a radical vision for encouraging health, local empowerment, and self-organisation in the first half of the 20th century.

Designed in collaboration with Maeve Redmond, Self-Service brings together newly produced works by Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar alongside original texts and works by invited collaborators and contributors. Exploring the increasingly uneasy relationship we have to health, wellbeing, and labour, new works sit opposite original artworks, archival material and photographic pieces.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May

Screening Event
Thu 26 April, 7pm-9pm
Cinema at CCA

Participatory Event
Sun 6 May, 1pm-4.30pm
Clubroom at CCA

Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar

Self-Service - Screening

Event
Screening

Launching at CCA as part of Glasgow International 2018, Self-Service is a collaborative project led by Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar produced in response to the archives of The Peckham Pioneer Centre – a radical biological social experiment for encouraging health, local empowerment, and self-organisation founded in the first half of the 20th century. Taking the form of an event series and publication, Self-Service brings together new works from Hendry, Sagar, and a range of invited collaborators and contributors to explore the history, design, and social context of welfare – examining our increasingly uneasy and technology infused relationship to health, wellbeing labour.

This screening programme is the first of two events that have been developed as a companion to the publication. Bringing together artist moving image works and new commissions, the programme asks; what is a good body? If there are good bodies, are there also disobedient bodies? Selected works will explore how the politics of health are tangled with ideas of compliance, prosperity, and control.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Free; ticketed. Book tickets at the CCA website.

Thu 26 Apr
7pm-9pm

Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar

Lab-oratory

Event
Workshop

Lab-oratory accompanies Self-Service, a collaborative project launching at the CCA as part of Gi2018. Self-Service sees Kirsty Hendry and Ilona Sagar respond to the archives of The Peckham Pioneer Centre – a radical biological social experiment for encouraging health, local empowerment, and self-organisation founded in the first half of the 20th century. Taking the form of an event series and publication, Self-Service brings together new works from Hendry, Sagar, and a range of invited collaborators and contributors to explore the history, design, and social context of welfare – examining our increasingly uneasy and technology infused relationship to health, wellbeing labour.

Lab-oratory is the second of two events that have been developed as a companion to the publication. Inspired by serial publication authored by the members of the Peckham Experiment titled ‘Guinea Pig’, Lab-oratory will consider questions of voice, agency, and authority in relation to the archive. Through workshops, talks, and discussion, together we’ll collectively generate new responses to the original materials.

Supported by Glasgow International.

Sun 6 May
1pm-4.30pm

MAP magazine – Curated by Deborah Jackson. Featuring works by Lucy Beech, Emma Finn & Peel Eezy

We Who Are About To...

Exhibition

We who are about to… takes its title from the 1976 feminist science fiction novel by Joanna Russ, whose story pivots on themes of inevitability and speculation, existence and meaning.

The project comprises a showroom, workshop, screening and discussion that consider visions of the future through the lens of feminist discourse. It examines how art can provide a productive, critical space where future visions can be rehearsed and offer different ways of seeing and understanding, helping us to reveal our present states.

The Showroom will be located at the Savoy Centre.

Additional events will be held at the CCA:

Before Colloquy, Fri 27 April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The Showroom, Sun 29 April, 12noon – 6.30pm

Pseudo Play, Sun 29 April, 7pm – 9pm

Savoy Centre
20& 21, 25-28 April & 2-5 May, 12noon-5.30pm

CCA Cinema
Fri 27 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm

CCA Clubroom
Sun 29 April, 10am-4pm
Sun 29 April, 7-9pm

Platform
Sun 6 May, 1.30pm, 3pm & 4.30pm

 

 

Raydale Dower

Intervals

Exhibition
Installation
Performance

Intervals is a sound and light installation evolving continuously over 72hrs and 22mins in the CCA theatre, free and open to the public 24hrs a day for the duration of the opening weekend of Glasgow International 2018.

Silence punctuated by fragments of sound and light / isolated moments of cheering crowd / light and dark / electronic feedback / excerpts of music / a smoke filled but otherwise empty theatre space / time is altered.

Supported by Glasgow International, AdLib, AudioWave, CCA, Counterflows, and Creative Scotland.

Thu 19 April – Sun 22 April
Thu 5pm – Sun 5.22pm

Ross Birrell

The Transit of Hermes

Exhibition

This exhibition brings together major film projects by Ross Birrell originally commissioned for documenta 14.

In the film Criollo, an Argentine horse stands at the gateway to New York’s Central Park. How did this solitary animal get there? Is it angel, apparition or gift? Or envoy of a revolution to come?

Criollo was inspired by Tschiffely’s Ride, an equestrian journey from Buenos Aires to New York (1925-1928) which also inspired Birrell’s 2017 Athens-Kassel Ride. Documentation of this journey is exhibited here for the first time. Integral to this work is The Transit of Hermes, the journey of a Greek Arravani horse named after the God of border crossings.

Supported by Creative Scotland.

Fri 20 April – Sun 3 June
Mon – Sat, 11am-6pm
Sun, 12 noon-6pm

Ross Birrell

The Transit of Hermes Artist Talk

Event
Talk

Join artist Ross Birrell along with CCA curator Ainslie Roddick for a lunchtime tour of The Transit of Hermes- a project exploring literal and metaphorical journeys, traversing north and south, human and animal, myth and materiality.

Free, no booking required.

Fri 27 April, 1-2pm

Susannah Stark

Unnatural Wealth

Event
Exhibition

Unnatural Wealth combines moving image and disembodied voices, creating an absurd allegory of the times through a look at language circulating in the property market. This work evolved from a period of research viewing luxury apartments with estate agents in London, and later in Glasgow. Footage of flat viewings is used to create the background for collage works, where disembodied teeth become inflicted by spam and advertising, which creates parasitic extrusions on their surface. References to the mouth, in particular representations of teeth, recur throughout as a way to deconstruct the voice.

Supported by The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Centre for Contemporary Arts and bb15 Space for Contemporary Art, Linz.

Sat 21 April, 11am-6pm
Sun 22 April, 12 noon-6pm

The Unspeakable Freedom Device: Screening and Artist Talk

Event
Screening
Talk

This event will see a screening of the film THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE followed by a conversation between artist Jennet Thomas and GI Director Richard Parry.

THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE is an experimental narrative film by artist Jennet Thomas, originally commissioned as part of a solo exhibition for the Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool. The film presents a kind of absurd fairy-tale, in which a strange mythical tribe surrounding the ‘Blue Lady’, based on a memory of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, holds sway. The tribe takes a fictional pilgrimage through a future-primitive world, where the difference between magic and technology is now forgotten.

Intersecting with many of the themes in this year’s Director’s Programme, THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE establishes a fictional world with bizarre costumes and characters, creating a “Victorian Sci-Fi” aesthetic from Blackpool’s Winter Gardens – the final destination of the pilgrimage and the site of many of Thatcher’s most famous speeches at Party Conferences.

Jennet Thomas is an artist who makes films, performance and installations which explore questions of fantasy in everyday life, language and belief systems, and how cultural memories are re-made, re-told and mythologised. Her work emerged from the experimental culture of London’s underground film and live art club scene in the 1990s, where she was a co-founder of the ‘Exploding Cinema Collective’. Her films have been screened extensively at international film festivals. Recent solo exhibitions include Block 336, London 2016, Matt’s Gallery, London 2012 and 2010, OUTPOST, Norwich, 2010 and PEER, London in 2007. Jennet Thomas is currently Reader in Time Based Media and Performance at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London and is represented by Tintype, London with a forthcoming solo show at Tintype in June-July 2018.

Free, booking required. Book via Eventbrite.

Wed 2 May, 7pm-pm

Emma Finn

Before Colloquy

Event
Screening

MAP project curated by Deborah Jackson for GI. Screening of Emma Finn’s new film that is informed by sci-fi choirs and grim fables. Followed by a programme and discussion that reflect on the relations between women and the act of worlding.

This event is part of We who are about to… At the heart of the project lies the need to form new cultural, ideological and political templates for the future. A MAP Magazine project with events at the Savoy Centre and Platform during GI 2018.

Fri 27 April
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Free, no booking required

Peel Eezy

Pseudo Play

Event

Following on from The Showroom the collaborative duo Peel Eezy invite you to participate in Pseudo Play, a workshop that reimagines the art institution as a retail floor, all welcome.

This event is part of We who are about to… At the heart of the project lies the need to form new cultural, ideological and political templates for the future. A MAP Magazine project with events at the Savoy Centre and Platform during GI 2018.

Sunday 29 April

7pm – 9pm

Free, no booking required

Peel Eezy

The Showroom

Event

Peel Eezy invite you to The Showroom, a pop-up, shop-able presentation of their eponymous capsule collection of art objects.

This event is part of We who are about to… At the heart of the project lies the need to form new cultural, ideological and political templates for the future. A MAP Magazine project with events at the Savoy Centre and Platform during GI 2018.

Free, no booking required.

Thur 19 April
6-9pm

Sun 29 April
12 noon-6.30pm

Free, no booking required

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