An evening of artist films curated by Laura Wilson and SPACE. The programme draws out themes in Wilson’s SPACE commission Folds, which translates textures and folds of dough into stone, making visible the passage of time and the processes of craft and collaboration that transform the material world. Wilson has worked in collaboration with SPACE to select films that expand on some of the ideas inherent in Folds and within her practice as a whole. The three films in this programme - Dough by Mika Rottenberg, Giving Birth by Fatou Kande Senghor, and Slow Glass by John Smith – all depict processes of material production and examine different aspects of the relationship between fabrication and society.
Mika Rottenberg, Dough (2006) 07:00
Dough depicts an elaborate production process involving tears, air and pollen, in which four uniformed women use a primitive set of machinery designed to make dough rise.
Fatou Kandé Senghor, Giving Birth (2015) 30:00
Giving Birth follows the creative process of Senegalese sculptor and ceramist Seni Awa Camara. Camara’s sculptures were included in the landmark French exhibition Magiciens de la terre (1989) as an example of contemporary art from the non-West. (First UK screening)
John Smith, Slow Glass (1988-91) 40:00
Taking glassmaking processes and history as its central theme, Slow Glass explores ideas about memory, perception and change.