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Origins and Elements: Films by Luke Fowler and Margaret Tait

  • The Pier Arts Centre 28-32 Victoria Street Stromness United Kingdom (map)
still from Margaret Tait  Place of Work, 1976

still from Margaret Tait Place of Work, 1976

Presented as part of Margaret Tait 100, a year-long centenary celebration of the life and work of the Orcadian filmmaker and poet, Margaret Tait, this film programme will feature a selection of Tait’s films alongside the work of Glasgow-based artist, filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler.   Fowler, a recipient of the Jarman Award in 2008 and nominee for the Turner Prize in 2012, is currently working on a feature-length portrait on Tait as part of a commission for Edinburgh International Arts Festival, 2020.  This special screening will be the first centenary event in Scotland to exhibit Tait’s work in 16mm, her intended format.  Films include: Tait’s Aspects of Kirkwall: Occasions (1977) The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955), and Colour Poems (1974), alongside Fowler’s Tenement Films (2009), For Christian (2016), Abbeyview (2008) and Advance the Unknown (extracts) (2008/2009).

Earlier Event: May 4
Japanese Drumming Performance
Later Event: May 14
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