Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) is pleased to announce a specially conceived series of ‘Primer’ talks and screening events taking place in the run up to the Festival in April 2010.
Organised and introduced by Dominic Paterson (University of Glasgow), 'Primers' are free events which expand on the Festival's theme of 'past, present, and future' through artists talks and a series of related screenings of artists’ films. These events offer a chance to reflect on the approaches contemporary artists have taken to this theme.
The first event in the Primers programme will take place on 27 January in GMAC and presents film works by Marine Hugonnier and Marjolijn Dijkman. Hugonnier's 'The Last Tour' (2005) is a beautiful film of a fictional journey by hot-air balloon, supposedly taking place at the end of our 'Age of Spectacle'; Dijkman's 'Wandering Through the Future' (2007) is a compendium of cinematic visions of the future, from Bladerunner to Barbarella. Both films deal in imagined futures and their relationship to our past and present.
Artists talks by Susan Philipsz and Gerard Byrne will take place on 9 and 23 February in Yudowitz Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow, University Avenue Glasgow.
Places for the screening event are free but limited, to book a space please contact GMAC on firstname.lastname@example.org
Further ‘Primer’ screenings will take place on 17 February and 17 March between 6-8pm, in GMAC.
For further information on the 'Primer' events please check our website on www.glasgowinternational.org
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