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Charlotte Prodger: SaF05

SaF05 2019, film still. Courtesy the artist; LUX, London; Hollybush Gardens, London; Koppe Astner, Glasgow

Join us for a presentation of three works dealing with subjectivity through the lens of technology

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.

Programme

Guest introduction

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

Biography

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.

Film still: close up of pixelated screen

StoneyMollan Trail 2015, film still. Courtesy the artist; LUX, London; Hollybush Gardens, London; Koppe Astner, Glasgow

Film Still: trees and fog

BRIDGIT 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist; LUX, London; Hollybush Gardens, London; Koppe Astner, Glasgow

Film: Cat and lens flare

BRIDGIT 2016, film still. Courtesy the artist; LUX, London; Hollybush Gardens, London; Koppe Astner, Glasgow

Film still: Lion on wildlife cam

SaF05 2019, film still. Courtesy the artist; LUX, London; Hollybush Gardens, London; Koppe Astner, Glasgow

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11 March 2020 at 18.30–21.00

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