2018 Turner Prize winner Charlotte Prodger joins us to present, together for the first time, a trilogy of films that confront complex questions of identity and queerness.
Stoneymollan Trail 2015 marked a significant shift in Prodger’s practice - a move away from her previous multi-monitor installations toward the more cinematic logic of single-screen projection.
Named after an ancient ‘coffin road’ on the west coast of Scotland, Stoneymollan Trail traces a history of recent video formats as well as the artist’s personal history.
Prodger’s Turner-Prize winning BRIDGIT 2016 takes its title from a Neolithic deity whose name has numerous iterations depending on life stage, locality and point in history.
It was shot entirely on Prodger’s iPhone, which she approaches as a prosthesis or extension of the nervous system, intimately connected to global time, social interaction and work. Body and device become extensions of each other, and the work becomes a unified meditation on shifting subjectivity.
The trilogy concludes with SaF05 2019 with which Prodger represented Scotland at the 2019 Venice Biennalle, curated by Linsey Young with Cove Park.
Prodger traces a chronology of intimate gestures and interpersonal connections from prepubescence to the present, inscribed with the incidental details of territorial delineation, sovereignty and land use. SaF05 is named after a maned lioness that figures as a cipher for queer attachment and desire.
- Introduction by film scholar and critic Erika Balsom
- Stoneymollan Trail 2015, 43 min
- BRIDGIT 2016, 32 min
- SaF05 2019, 39 min
The screening is accompanied by an essay about the work, written by artist Helen Marten.
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.