Margaret Tait (1918-1999) was one of Scotland’s most innovative and independent filmmakers. This programme, selected to mark the centenary of Tait’s birth, draws from over thirty short experimental films produced during her lifetime and form part of the body of work Tait referred to as her ‘film poems’.
'Portrait of Ga' (1952) is an intimate portrait of Tait’s mother on the island of Orkney; 'Aerial' (1974) is a distillation of Tait’s idea of the ‘film poem’; 'Colour Poems' (1974) and 'Tailpiece' (1976) include chance observations, fragments of verse and memories of finally emptying a long-time family home.
Artist Abigail Reynolds will give a short introduction to this screening.
'Where I am is Here: Margaret Tait 100 is a touring programme produced by LUX Moving Image The films were selected for LUX by Sarah Neely and Matt Lloyd.
Free admission, all welcome. CAST Café supper from 6pm, something hot and something sweet from £7.50.