BL CK B X: Sarah Forrest: April
Wed 17 Oct 2018 / 9am - 10.30am
A special breakfast viewing of the exhibition with artist Sarah Forrest and exhibition curator Nicole Yip (Director, LUX Scotland). Coffee, tea and pastries will be provided.
LUX and LUX Scotland present a solo exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Sarah Forrest, featuring her new film April (2018) commissioned for the Margaret Tait Award, Scotland’s most prestigious moving image prize for artists. Working across film, installation, text and sound, Sarah Forrest’s practice weaves together elements of theory, fiction and philosophy to produce narrative-driven works that playfully explore perceptions both by and of the self. April draws from her research into second sight (An da shealladh, literally translated from Gaelic, means ‘the two sights’), a prophetic phenomenon particular to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Saturday, 20 October,
at LUX 2pm—5pm
Join us for drinks to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, with a performance and live readings by Sarah Forrest from 3pm.
The Second Sight Reading Group
Saturday, 3 November,
at LUX 2pm—4pm
Take part in a reading group led by Dr. Elsa Richardson that will look at the narratives and structures of stories of second sight, bringing together a selection of texts from the 17th century to the present day. All texts will be provided on the day.
Free, booking here
April was commissioned as part of the 2017/18 Margaret Tait Award, a Glasgow Film Festival commission supported by Creative Scotland and LUX Scotland.
Curated by Nicole Yip, Director of LUX Scotland, the exhibition is presented as a partnership between LUX and LUX Scotland, with additional support from the Hope Scott Trust.
Sarah Forrest is an artist based in Glasgow, whose creative practice incorporates video, writing, object making and installation that she presents in a variety of forms, including gallery-based installations, single-screen presentations in cinemas or exhibitions, publications and performances. Solo exhibitions include: Again, it objects, Kunstraum Dusseldorf, Germany (2016); I Left it on Page 32, Supplement, London (2014); Two Solo Shows: Sarah Forrest and Mounira Al Sohl, CCA, Glasgow (2013). Recent group exhibitions include:Maintenant et Encore (with Linda Sanchez), 3 Bis F, Aix-en-Provence, France; Against Time, co-curated by Paula Zambrano and Sarah Strang for Glasgow International, Civic Room, Glasgow; Cabinet Interventions, Glasgow International, Pollok House, Glasgow (all 2018). She was recipient of the 2017/18 Margaret Tait Award.
LUX Scotland is a part of LUX. Established in 2014, the non-profit agency is supported by Creative Scotland, and dedicated to supporting, developing and promoting artists’ moving image practices in Scotland. One of its current priorities is the establishment of a new distribution collection of artists’ moving image based in Scotland.
The Margaret Tait Award
The Margaret Tait Award is a Glasgow Film Festival commission supported by Creative Scotland and LUX Scotland. Inspired by the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker and writer Margaret Tait (1918–99), the award was established in 2010 to support experimental and innovative artists working with the moving image, providing a high profile platform for them to exhibit newly commissioned work and engage with a wider audience.