WHERE I AM – FILM SCREENING PROGRAMME
In association with Lux Scotland, ATLAS Arts & Taigh Chearsabhagh, Film Hub Scotland, HICA, The Pier, DCA and Talbot Rice
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.
Reading Group: Place and Exile: Material Culture and Indigenous Appropriation Within a Scottish Island Context
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
Place and Exile: Imperialism, Development and Environment in Gaelic Ireland and Scotland, Joseph Murphy
Part two: Friday 20 March
Whose Land Is It Anyway – An essay by Dòmhnall Iain Dòmhnallach
Translated transcript of ‘Les Statues Meurent Aussi’ Chris Marker and Alain Resnais