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Power User

21 May - 21 May 2015

Aideen Doran | Screening and Discussion | 21 May 7 pm |

Power User

Transmission invites you to a screening and discussion for the mind/body/device.

We will be screening Oblomov’s Dream, a short film by Aideen Doran followed by Power User, an artistic and practical commentary on invisible interfaces, diminishing liberties and living in the digital panopticon. We will be discussing ways to reclaim time and energy away from the economy of attention and methods of reclaiming control over our own data through privacy and encryption tools.

Aideen Doran studied at the University of Ulster and the Glasgow School of Art, and now lives and works in Glasgow. Working primarily in video and installation, her practice centres on a rigorous process of research, generating artistic responses to the documents, images and impressions that she encounters, collects and orders. She is currently completing a practice based PhD in Fine Art at Northumbria University, researching the possible values of artistic production in an information economy. Recent exhibitions include Im Bau at Grand Union, Birmingham (2015), After Hours, Platform Arts, Belfast (2015), Eastend Transmissions, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow (2014), Looking for Work at Regina Rex, New York (2014) and Momentous Times at the CCA Derry-Londonderry (2013).

Gallery Space 2

Staying In

02 April - 02 April 2015

screening for Victor and Hester's, Dreams of Machines

“...not remembering who they were or why they were doing it”
Alia Syed

Staying In
A screening of films presented by Victor & Hester at Transmission, Glasgow. 
Recital, Stephanie Beroes (1978, USA, 20 mins, 16mm) 
Chameleon, Tanya Mahboob Syed (1990, UK, 4 mins, 16mm)  
Unfolding, Alia Syed (1988, UK, 20 mins, 16mm)

Supported by LUX Scotland, distributed by LUX and Cinenova

Thursday 2 April 2015
7pm – 9pm
Staying In,

…we were interested in ways of contextualising these films with some current thoughts around letter writing, and other forms of correspondence, conversation and chatter. In Chameleon the textures, the closeness and mirroring made us feel disorientated, and we were looking to somehow reorientate ourselves through language, or what might ride the edge of it. We saw the space of the letter in Recital as potentially launching us into an imagined space too. These are initial thoughts... and saw connections here with what you said regarding the conversation between the two women sharing their works. The contrast set up in Chameleon between the interiorities (or tactile languages?) of the woman alone in her home, and the street scene at the end (with the more oblique chatter) was interesting to think about in terms of different forms (and their moments) of communication. Going out, being outside, outsideness. In Unfolding, inside the Laundromat, inside the machine, or inside the storyteller’s constructions, there is something pressing from either side. Outside spaces and repressed surplus energies – we were wanting to think through their positions regarding the need for space, the need to bring into being a language that could stretch out and accommodate something else…
This event is part of the exhibition VH-16-22-7-12-3-22-5 Dreams of Machines, Victor & Hester at Transmission, Glasgow (31 March - 25 April 2015)

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