Glasgow International 2020

Henry Coombes

Love and Lithium


Love and Lithium is an experimental art film combining documentary with cinematic surreal-ism, telling the story of a larger than life Glaswegian, Marcella Macintosh. A hell-raiser in her youth, who drank with legends such as Vivian Stanshall, she has been in recovery for the past 30 years. In the early 2000’s she was mis-diagnosed with a mental health condition and given a prescription of Lithium against her will. Her case helped to change Scottish Law and now a single psychiatrist cannot make a compulsory prescription without going through an ethical board. The film weaves together Marcella’s memories, the present and her hopes for the future with reflections on a life lived to the full.

Supported by Glasgow International and Platform.

Sat 28 Apr, shown during Platform’s Outskirts Festival (screening with performance)
Sun 29 Apr, 2pm

For event times and tickets please see Platform’s website.

Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford

In Kind


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

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

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

Jessica Ramm

Personal Structures


In a new body of work, Jessica Ramm will reflect upon the emotional effects of the spaces we live and work in, presenting performances and sculptures that explore the possibilities of ‘home-made’ architecture as an aesthetic and political statement.

Informed by her childhood in an 80’s squatting community, and developed with Platform through a programme of workshops and events, these structures will present new versions of familiar domestic spaces to re-stage an urban environment that resembles Easterhouse.

Supported by Platform.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-5pm

STASIS, Sgàire Wood, Urara Tsuchiya, James St Findlay, Lauren Hall, Winnie Herbstein, Jasleen Kaur, Vanessa Lim Shu Yi, Brendan McGuire, Paul McKee, Kate Morgan, Rosa Nussbaum, and Rosie Vohra

Social Event - Curated by Love Unlimited


Taking place in a public swimming pool, Social Event is a sculptural and performance-based event that’s immersive in the most literal sense. Performances will take place in and around the pool. Sculptures will be floating and submerged, with the audience viewing the work from within the water.

The artists respond to the public pool’s political history, the context of health and leisure, as well as issues concerning the body and gender by making diverse works which require activation through audience participation, both directly and through more subtle means.

If you have any special requirements please contact

Free; booking required. To book please visit the Platform website.

Sat 21 April, Wed 25 April & Sat 28 April
For event times and tickets please visit the Platform website.

Lucy Beech

Cannibals/Me and Mine/Pharmakon


Screening of three of Lucy Beech’s films that are situated between documentary and fiction. Their focus is on power and the production of visibility in relation to the female body.

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 CCA and Platform during Gi2018.

Free; booking required. Book via the Platform website.

Sun 6 May, 1.30pm3pm and 4.40pm

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

We Who Are About To...


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

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



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