We are thrilled to present a special expanded screening and live music sets around Glasgow-based artist Anne-Marie Copestake’s new film, with the artist and musician Stevie Jones (Sound of Yell, Alasdair Roberts & Friends, Arab Strap).
'A poetic study of the life and work of artist Margaret Benyon, pioneer in the artistic use of holography. Giving voice to the unsung legacy of a pioneering woman artist, 'A Blemished Code' is an impassioned meditation on the representation of female artists, the balancing of creative and domestic life, and the inherent tensions of being a woman working with new technology. The inner life of the subject is represented throughout by a brilliant musical score featuring sung script and compositions by Stevie Jones, Mai Mai and Leigh Ferguson.' (Benjamin Cook, London Film Festival)
Tickets: £6/£4 concessions
Anne-Marie Copestake lives and works in Glasgow. She works with moving images, sound, performance, text, sculpture. Moving images are central in her practice, several recent single screen works have foregrounded histories and legacies from particular women in portraits of a kind. The focus has been to explore conditions that have surrounded choices, or lack of choices, made by the women, and to locate the landscapes and environments that have contributed essentially to these conditions.
Anne-Marie collaborates regularly and she is a founder member of two long-term collaborative groups in Glasgow, Poster Club and Muscles of Joy (some great freely-downloadable tracks here). Recent screenings, exhibitions and performances in 2018 include: Soft Fiction/And Under That, Irish Film Institute, Dublin; Prantik Basu, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, Anne-Marie Copestake, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow; Press the eject and hand me the tape, and Here Was Elsewhere>>FFWD, Cooper Gallery, Dundee.
Stevie Jones is based in Glasgow and works as a composer and producer/sound designer in a variety of contexts. He records and tours internationally with his own ensemble Sound of Yell (Chemikal Underground) and as a prolific collaborator with Arab Strap, The Alasdair Roberts Trio and many others.
Work in theatre has included In Time o' Strife (National Theatre of Scotland), MIANN (Scottish Dance Theatre), The Devil's Larder (Grid Iron), The Last Witch (EIF) and most recently Lu Kemp & Perth Theatre's Richard III, for which he composed an original score.
Other film work has included Anne-Marie Copestake's And Under That, Paul Fegan's Where You're Meant To Be (Chicago Film Festival Documentary of the year 2017), Shout Out, a video collaboration with Stephen Sutcliffe and live scores for Germaine Dulac's La Coquille et la Clergyman and Lucile Desamoury's l'Ombre de l'Hyperboloide.
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