AboutExhibitions, DJCAD are delighted to stage the debut screening in Scotland of Rough Cut (2013), an artist's film by Jamie Shovlin. The film will be screened consecutively over 2 days at Centrespace, VRC, to coincide with the opening of the DJCAD Degree Show 2014.
Rough Cut, the critically acclaimed debut feature from artist Jamie Shovlin, explores the re-making of imaginary 1970s teen horror film Hiker Meat; an exploitation film that never existed. The meta-documentary emphasises the archetypes and mythologies of this often critically maligned period of filmmaking.
Shovlin explores in his practice the tensions between truth and fiction, reality and invention, history and memory, seeking to question how information and knowledge becomes authoritative.
Based in London, Shovlin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and has shown extensively across Europe including solo exhibitions at Cornerhouse (Manchester), MACRO (Rome), IBID Projects (London), Haunch of Venison (London) and Tate Britain (London). Rough Cut is a co-commission between Cornerhouse Artist Film and TIFF: Toronto International Film Festival and is a feature in the 43rd International Rotterdam Film Festival.
Location: Centrespace, Visual Research Centre part of DJCAD, located on the lower floors of Dundee Contemporary Arts, Nethergate, DD1 4DY
Opening Times: Friday 16 Saturday 17 May: 10.30am 6pm.
The film will be screened consecutively and is 86 minutes.