CHARITY. We are delighted to welcome artist Kate Davis for a Q&A following the screening.
Director: Kate Davis. 2017. 17 mins.
Inspired by the ways in which the work of film-maker, poet and artist Margaret Tait (1918 - 1999), invites us to contemplate fundamental emotions and everyday activities that are often overlooked, Charity takes artistic representations of breastfeeding as its focus. The film explores how the essential - but largely invisible and unpaid - processes we employ to care for others could be re-imagined.
Director: Kate Davis. 2014. 12 mins.
Taking a 1961 BBC documentary about Barbara Hepworth as its starting point, Weight explores how televised depictions of creativity constructed our understanding of artistic production and other forms of labour. Weight re-imagines the value systems that this documentary is predicated upon and proposes an alternative vision.
ON THE MOUNTAIN.
Director: Margaret Raspé 1973. 35 mins.
Made in Edinburgh’s Rose Street, On the Mountain incorporates the whole of a previous film (Rose Street, 1956), including the leader and the titles. The original was shot in black and white, and the negative was lost, and for this reason Tait had the idea of preserving the film by framing it complete in colour, in a contrasted look at the same street in 1974. On the Mountain records and preserves the change. The camera broods and recognises the dustcart. Changed is too gentle a word, the street has ben ripped apart by the developers. An ugly modern precinct has emerged with shabby boutiques and plastic food. The back lane where the children played hopscotch reveals a gap site, a decaying Princess Street, with thumping machines and concrete.’ - Tamara Krikorian.
We are delighted to welcome artist Kate Davis for a Q&A following the screening.