these were the things that made the step familiar

2 Feb 2019 – 10 Mar 2019

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Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

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'these were the things that made the step familiar' by Glasgow-based artist Emmie McLuskey is a new exhibition opening 02.02.19 and the first project from our Satellites Programme to be exhibited at Collective's new site.


these were the things that made the step familiar explores interactions in and between bodies, considering the systems that control and record them. The exhibition includes a series of large format digital prints, sculpture and sound work by Emmie McLuskey, poetry by Millicent A. A. Graham and a new publication, A Strange American Funeral, edited with Freya Field-Donovan.

Dancer and choreographer Rudolf Laban’s eight movement efforts – a method and language used for describing, visualising and interpreting movement – has been used as a starting point for the new work in these were the things that made the step familiar. A series of prints were developed combining Laban’s notation with British Sign Language, poetry and images, seeking to explore the different ways we learn and understand movement in language. Sculptural works informed by the formal language of dance equipment and education, form a space to sit, stand, read and listen.

A series of events, including a film screening in partnership with LUX Scotland, an in-conversation with Janice Parker, and a publication launch will take place as part of the project.

Emmie McLuskey is an artist based in Glasgow. She works with other artists to produce collaborative work; this has previously taken the form of publications, events, objects, conversations and exhibitions.

Satellites Programme is Collective’s development programme for emergent artists and producers based in Scotland. 2018-19 participants are: Helen McCrorie, Emmie McLuskey, Kimberley O’Neill and Katie Shannon.

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