Screening Charlotte Prodger’s Scotland+Venice Commission – La Biennale di Venezia

Fri 27 Sept

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An Lanntair will host a special screening of Charlotte Prodger’s new major single channel video work commissioned and promoted by Scotland + Venice for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

The screening is part of a tour that brings Prodger’s new film to seven cinemas and art centres across Scotland’s west coast, highlands and islands at the same time as it is presented in Venice.

Commissioned by Scotland + Venice, this new work builds upon Prodger’s sustained exploration of subjectivity, self-determination, and queerness. It is the last in a trilogy of videos that began with Stoneymollan Trail (2015) followed by BRIDGIT (2016) for which she was awarded the 2018 Turner Prize.

Speaking of Podger’s new film, Amanda Catto, Chair of the Scotland + Venice partnership, said: “People who come to the tour will be able to enjoy the film at the same time that it is being premiered in Venice, creating a significant opportunity to reach out to new audiences here.

“This initiative also brings Charlotte’s work closer to the rural locations and landscapes that have informed her thinking and practice, making this a unique series of screenings and a very special experience for those who attend.”

The work has been curated by Linsey Young in partnership with Alexia Holt of Cove Park, Scotland’s international artists’ residency centre, where the work was developed.

Through her work Prodger explores the experience of wilderness, the presence and effect of the natural world on memory and emotion and reflects upon ways in which queer bodies might understand and be understood in this space.

The screening will be accompanied by a talk from Birmingham based curator Sean Elder, who will introduce Prodger’s latest film.

Elder is currently working with Jerwood Arts on Common Positions with artist Kirsty Russell, and curated Inherited Premises, a two person by Rami George and Tako Taal, in 2018.

You can find out more abut Charlotte and her Turner Prize winning work here: