Artist Charlotte Prodger joins us to present, together for the first time, a trilogy of films that confront complex questions of identity and queerness.
In Stoneymollan Trail, Prodger considers the shifting nature of subjective experience. Pairing her own written diary with a collage of images sourced from her archive of MiniDV tapes, Prodger presents time/memory as a material, that is to hand and malleable. Corruptions and imperfections pattern the tapes with a shifting geometric grid.
Prodger’s Turner Prize-winning work BRIDGIT, named for a Neolithic goddess, uses the bodily connection of the smartphone camera to create an intimate portrait of change. Daily life, glimpses of memories and mythic images dissolve together. The smartphone camera extends Prodger’s presence; connecting her to the machine itself, but also the social, global network.
SaF05 concludes the trilogy with lingering questions of desire. The work is a collection of multiple often-disparate sources ranging from wildlife livestream to high definition drone footage. Prodger forms a sonic landscape that is a bewildering cacophony of technological and animal interactions. She evokes the networks and systems connecting contemporary life.
Stoneymollan Trail [UK] 2015, DCP, colour, sound, 52 min
BRIDGIT [UK] 2016, DCP, colour, sound, 32 min
SaF05 [UK] 2019, DCP, colour, sound, 40 min
Charlotte Prodger (b.1974, UK) is a Glasgow-based artist working with moving image, printed image, sculpture and writing. Her work explores issues surrounding queer identity, landscape, language, technology and time.