Graham Eatough and Stephen Sutcliffe
No End to Enderby
Two films, made collaboratively by Glasgow-based artist Stephen Sutcliffe and theatre director Graham Eatough, invite the viewer into the world of Mr Enderby, often considered the greatest literary figure to come from the mind of A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess.
Enderby is a poet, and also Burgess’s alter ego. The first film depicts a school trip, visiting from another time to study and assess the trappings and worth of Mr Enderby in his 1960s apartment. The second film, a further feat of time travel and literary investigation, shows a young literary historian from the future on a mission to meet Shakespeare and interrogate him about the veracity of his writings.
Showing in the dilapidated grandeur of the former Govan Town Hall, now Film City (a site of film and theatre production) the videos, and their accompanying sets, theatrically disorient and cajole our notions of what comprises both the stuff of authenticity and the character of the artist.
The film proposal was awarded the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award in 2015 and has been jointly commissioned by Glasgow International, the Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Manchester International Festival, and co-produced with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. It has received funding from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, further support from Outset Scotland, and developed in partnership with LUX / Artists’ Moving Image.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm