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Charlotte Prodger: Triple Bill

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

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

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

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.

BRIDGIT

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.

SaF05

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.

Programme

  • 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.

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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Date & Time

11 March 2020 at 18.30–21.00

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