Online Talk: Andrew Black and Keir Milburn

28 February, 2024
– 28 February, 2024
Zoom, Online
A house submerged in a river, with only the roof visible, set against a backdrop of trees. The surface of the image is heavily crackled.
‘On Clogger Lane’, Andrew Black, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.



Join us for an online talk with artist Andrew Black and writer, researcher and activist Keir Milburn on Wednesday 28 February, 7pm, as part of the current exhibition at LUX, Andrew Black: ‘On Clogger Lane’. The discussion will revolve around the issues and themes explored in the exhibition, followed by a Q&A session.

Andrew Black’s Margaret Tait Commission ​‘On Clogger Lane’ is a new experimental documentary that meanders through the Washburn Valley between Otley and Harrogate, exploring the infrastructures of capital on land overshadowed by a monstrous satellite surveillance station, submerged beneath reservoirs, 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.

  • Free, Booking is required. 
  • Closer to the event date, you will receive a zoom link to join this online talk. 
  • Live captioning by 121 Captions and BSL interpretation by Altan Maidrig will be available. 

LUX Scotland commissioned Keir Milburn to respond to ‘On Clogger Lane’. You can read or listen to Keir read his commentary, ​‘ONLY THE MINERAL REMAINS’, below

Read Keir Milburn’s commentary here


The film ‘On Clogger Lane’ will be available for streaming on our website from Wednesday 21 February to Wednesday 28 February. Watch the film here


The exhibition Andrew Black: On Clogger Lane runs until 10 March 2024, from Thursdays to Sundays, 12-4pm at LUX, Waterlow Park. 

Presented by LUX and LUX Scotland.

The Margaret Tait Commission is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, with support from Creative Scotland.


Access information:

The event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom link is available via Eventbrite booking. To download Zoom, visit here: https://​zoom​.us/​d​o​w​nloa

The event will be live captioned by 121 Captions and BSL interpretation by Altan Maidrig

If you require support to participate in our online events, or have any questions, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist.


Watching the work in advance

We encourage audiences to watch ​‘On Clogger Lane’ in advance of the discussion event by either calling into the exhibition or watching online. The conversation will be focused on this work and audience questions. Reflections and contributions are an important part of this event.​ ‘On Clogger Lane’ will be available to watch via the LUX website from 21-28 February 2024.


Participating in the Event

We invite you to have your cameras on, if you are comfortable, as it adds to the sense of us being together. The event will be recorded and we intend to make this recording available online.

We ask that all participants be respectful and listen to the facilitators and other participants.

Audiences are encouraged to contribute when the host opens up the group conversation for questions. We ask that one person speak at a time and that you type ​‘hi’ in the chat to indicate you want to contribute. A member of the LUX team will keep track of who wishes to contribute and will direct the conversation to you. You may also wish to use the chat box to type your question or comment, should this be preferable for you. We ask that you keep your microphones on mute until you are going to speak to ensure everyone can hear clearly.


Online Etiquette

LUX is dedicated to providing a welcoming online environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion or belief. Participants who do not adhere to this code of conduct and the participation guidelines will be asked to leave the event.

Andrew Black is an artist and filmmaker based in Glasgow. He makes experimental documentaries about individuals, communities and landscapes, and the narratives and desires that tie them together. Black was shortlisted for the 2023 Jarman Award, and was the 2021 recipient of the Margaret Tait Award, a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. His commissioned work ‘On Clogger Lane’ premiered at Glasgow Film Theatre and at The Tetley, Leeds, in early 2023. His 2021 community film ‘Dàn Fianais’ was produced as part of Atlas Arts’ Plural Futures programme. Black’s work was recently exhibited at Centre Clark, Montreal as part of ‘The Magic Roundabout and the Naked Man’ with Aman Sandhu, and a solo exhibition of his paintings was exhibited at Cento, Glasgow, in early 2023. He studied at Leeds College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art, and was on the Transmission committee in 2016 and 2017.

Keir Milburn’s most recent book Generation Left has proven highly influential, provoking debate across several countries on the generational divide in politics. He co-hosts the popular #ACFM podcast on Novara Media which explores the link between music, the weird, left-wing politics, and experiences of collective joy. As a member of the Red Plenty Games Collective he also designs and runs political strategy games and uses game play to research common political imaginaries. Finally, he is co-director of the think tank Abundance, which focuses on designing and implementing Public-Common Partnerships, an alternative model for the ownership and governance of assets. Abundance is currently participating in eight projects seeking to establish Public-Common Partnerships or related public-community action models in locations spread across urban and rural settings in several different countries.


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