Online Screening: Andrew Black, ‘On Clogger Lane’

21 February, 2024
– 28 February, 2024

EASY READ

 

As we approach the online conversation with artist Andrew Black and writer, researcher, and activist Keir Milburn on Wednesday 28th February at 7pm, we are excited to present a week-long online screening of ‘On Clogger Lane’ by Andrew Black.

The film will be available for streaming on this page from Wednesday 21st February to Wednesday 28th February. It features open captions, and an audio-described version is also accessible.

The online talk is free but booking is required. Please follow this link to sign up for the talk with Andrew Black and Keir Milburn here

 

Film:

‘On Clogger Lane’, Andrew Black, 2022.
Duration: 60 minutes

Sensory Note: The film includes flashing lights from 26:00 to 27:30

[Streaming from 21 to 28 February]

 

Audio Described version: ‘On Clogger Lane’, Andrew Black, 2022.
Duration: 60 minutes

[Streaming from 21 to 28 February]

Work description:

‘On Clogger Lane’ is a new experimental documentary. Named for an old road now submerged beneath a reservoir, the film meanders through the Washburn Valley in Yorkshire. It explores the infrastructures of capital on land overshadowed by a monstrous surveillance station, flooded and dammed, haunted by accusations of witchcraft, and populated by the traces of many generations of past inhabitants – from prehistoric carvings to the Victorian graves of child labourers.

The film incorporates newly-recorded conversations with Sylvia Boyes, Anne Lee and Lindis Percy, local women who have been involved in opposing the activities of RAF Menwith Hill– an American-run signals intelligence base near Harrogate–and British and US imperialism in different capacities over decades. Further contributors are local people whose connections to the valley tell complex and interlinked stories of industrial exploitation, social history and folklore – farmers, antiquarians, dowsers, grandmothers, Quakers and Communists. These oral histories are accompanied by an experimental score by Leeds improvisational band Vibracathedral Orchestra, as well as synthesised Medieval song and archival sound and film from the Yorkshire Film Archive. ‘On Clogger Lane’ explores the meeting points of passivity and protest, public and private, past and present, all coincident in the same patch of ancient land.

Presented by LUX and LUX Scotland.

The Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland project delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, with support from Creative Scotland. Previously known as the Margaret Tait Award, the name was changed in 2023 to more accurately reflect the opportunity.

 

Access information: 

‘On Clogger Lane’ offers open captions and audio descriptions.

Sensory note: The film includes flashing lights from 26:00 to 27:30

 

Atop a rugged cliff is an industrial site with cylindrical metal structures, accompanied by a parking lot filled with containers and cars. A couple of trucks are making their way into the site
‘On Clogger Lane’, Andrew Black, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

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