27 March 2015
ATLAS Office, The Basement, Skye Gathering Hall, Portree, IV51 9BZ
In association with Lux Scotland, ATLAS Arts & Taigh Chearsabhagh, Film Hub Scotland, HICA, The Pier, DCA and Talbot Rice
This event is also screening at Taigh Chearsabhagh, North Uist
Friday 3 April, 7.30pm
For Where I Am ATLAS Arts as part of its Broad Reach programme with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre is hosting a pan-island screening of Duncan Campbell’s Turner Prize winning film It For Others 2013.
Campbell created the film in response to Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’ 1953 essay film ‘Les Statues meurent aussi’ (Statues also Die). The film explores cultural imperialism and commodity in a complex layering of archival material modern day commodities and a performance made in collaboration with the Michael Clark Dance Company.
In addition to the screening and to assist in placing the film in a Scottish island context you are invited to take part in a special reading group for the event. The suggested texts aim to stimulate discussion about modern discourse on land use and migration within the area whilst mirroring Duncan’s critic of further globalisation and historical exploitation of ‘the other’ from western society.
Part one: Friday 13 March
Part two: Friday 20 March
Duncan Campbell (b.1972 in Dublin, Ireland) lives and works in Glasgow. He completed a BA at the of Ulster, Belfast, in 1996 and an MFA at The Glasgow School of Art in 1998. Campbell creates films by combining archival and new material often about controversial figures and or subjects such as Bernadette Devlin by merging his material in this way he questions and subverts the assumed hierarchical structure of the traditional documentary format.
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Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.
SCREEN-IT is ATLAS’ film and moving image programme, showcasing the best in artist moving image from across the globe. The programme aims to foster a critical forum, encouraging engaged discourse around the themes explored at each event. SCREEN-IT is a regular monthly event during the winter season, which has expanded to encompass large-scale screening events in partnership with Lisson Gallery, Lux Scotland, Dunvegan Castle, Skye Live and Transit Arts.