Aman Sandhu, The Magic Roundabout (2020)

Andrew Black, Aman Sandhu
The Magic Roundabout and The Besom
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover
10 Dumbreck Rd, Bellahouston, Glasgow G41 5BW
24 Apr — 10 May 2020
Fri 24 April – Sun 10 May Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

Two new film works by Andrew Black and Aman Sandhu are united by an interest in queer narratives of place. Sandhu’s The Magic Roundabout uses a notorious traffic intersection in Swindon as a stage for the retelling of male indiscretions in a local Punjabi family. Shot entirely inside a car driven continuously around the roundabout, the film creates a state of suspension and disorientation while critiquing heteronormative colonial framings of South Asian migrants.

Black’s The Besom takes place in the countryside surrounding a US military radar station in North Yorkshire. Gay erotic fantasy is collaged with anxious reflections on the sci-fi associations of the site – its monstrous physical presence and role in state surveillance – as well as nostalgic pastoral narratives of depopulation and architectural ruin.

Supported by Glasgow International

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