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Home Diversions

08 July - 03 August 2014 Tues - Sun 11am-5pm

Justin Stephens & Sogol Mabadi

Transmission are delighted to present Home Diversions, a two-person show with work by Justin Stephens and Sogol Mabadi. Having both shown in Glasgow and internationally, it will be the first time the two artists have exhibited together.


When we asked Justin and Sogol to make a show together, our initial email presented them with some thoughts on the application of found objects and the multiple meaning of ‘gesture’ as potential links between their respective practices - such as the banality of objects re-imagined and loaded with sentiment. Or the gesture involved in the invitation from the gallery to the exhibiting artists. We began by thinking of the show as two solo exhibitions in the same space: a sense of accountability and restraint inherent to Justin and Sogol’s work made us feel that they could play well together.


In Justin Stephens’ practice, the history of abstract painting is both acknowledged and manipulated like plasticine. His paintings are formed of oblique marks and banal objects that offer themselves to be absorbed from the surfaces and textures of the studio onto the canvas. Simultaneously self-assured, scrappy and reticent, the resulting works function as portraits of an intent practice and studio exertions. For Home Diversions, Justin will be presenting a selection of paintings produced intensively in the run up to the show.


Sogol Mabadi’s work for Home Diversions will not include performance and will be the first purely sculptural exhibition that Sogol has shown, a combination of sculptures that were first used four years ago in a performance, and new pieces; together comprising The Family. Originally cased in material but now bare, they are an attempt to ‘lift a veil’. They are here presented without the many phases of hair and material that have been added and removed from her performances and objects. Now lifted - The Family shed their canvas skin. The sculptures have been re-made from the original materials, with added foam for support and corks to contain and hold. Decoration or ‘masking’ was (where possible) avoided.


The show also coincides with the removal of the wall at the front of the gallery. The decision was based on a practical restructuring of the space and less definite feelings on opening up and summertime.

Vision and Values

03 June - 28 June 2014 Open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm

Members' Show 2014

The annual members' show, showcasing the talent and diversity of the membership of Transmission.

Post-Military Cinema

05 April - 22 May 2014 11am - 5pm // daily during Glasgow International, Tuesday - Saturday thereafter

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Transmission are delighted to present the first exhibition in Glasgow of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, included as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. Post-Military Cinema follows Santiago Muñoz’s six-week residency at the gallery last year.

 


 

Post-Military Cinema consists of objects, recordings and moving-image works pertaining to Ceiba, a coastal town in Puerto Rico. Ceiba was home to Roosevelt Roads, a US Naval Base which remained operational until a decade ago, having occupied Puerto Rican land for over sixty years. Many animal and plant species have begun to return to the base, reclaiming the landscape transformed by oil tanks and bombing. Through entropic forces and life without us, it is becoming something else. The works presented look at the indeterminacy of what that elsewhere might be, how it behaves and what images it creates. Having been accustomed to thinking of Ceiba as a place where an event (the event of the bombing, warfare, military industry) has ceased, we might behave as if we were waiting for another event of the same scale and form. In reality, there are an infinite number of events taking place, the majority of these outside of politics or ideology, free of symbolic weight. Post-Military Cinema engages us in looking at these events taking place right now: what do we see and how do we see them?

The project hopes to examine the various connections between the phenomenon observed in Ceiba, and still-existing military bases in Scotland, in particular Faslane, a naval base located 25 miles north-west of Glasgow. There will be a 12’’ vinyl publication accompanying the exhibition with recordings from both Ceiba and Faslane available from the 17th April. Recorded and edited by Bradley Davies (Faslane) and Joel Rodríguez (Ceiba).

Based in Puerto Rico, Santiago Muñoz often works through long periods of observation and documentation, in which the camera is present as an object with social implications and as an instrument mediating aesthetic thought. Her films and videos focus on specific social structures or events that she transforms into collaborative work, performance and moving image. Santiago Muñoz’s recent work has been concerned with the material and physical trace of abstract political ideas, particularly post-military spaces, and the relationship of new landscapes to social forms.

 


 

Accompanying Events:

Radio Show / Listening Party with Google Useless Radio

Transmission Gallery 8th April 2014 Midnight

 

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz Artist Talk

CCA Cinema 9th April 6pm 

 

Polyvocal Subjects

25 February - 22 March 2014 Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm

Katherine MacBride

Each of us is here now because in one way or another we share a commitment to language and to the power of language, and to the reclaiming of that language which has been made to work against us. In the transformation of silence into language and action, it is vitally necessary to teach by living and speaking those truths which we believe and know beyond understanding. Because in this way alone we can survive, by taking part in a process of life that is creative and continuing, that is growth. 

 

- Audre Lorde, The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action 

 

Transmission Gallery is delighted to present Polyvocal Subjects, an exhibition of new work by Katherine MacBride. Occupying both floors of the gallery, the exhibition takes the phenomenon of acoustic resonance as a basis for considering existing forms of public speech and prefiguring alternative ideas of what speaking together in public can be. For this context, public speech is words and sounds made in public: whether live or recorded; in conversation or as address; in composed and improvised forms; with intended or coincidental audiences; and including ‘minor’ or ‘inarticulate’ forms. Resonance is a way to consider how these sounds interact as physical forms originating in bodies.

Polyvocal Subjects Events

25 February - 22 March 2014 Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm

Katherine MacBride

Freedom of speech poster club – Submissions welcome throughout the duration of the exhibition. A window display of home-made posters/images/objects that express thoughts/feelings that you would like to make public but find difficult to do so freely and subjects that you think are not represented often enough in public discourse.

 

Screening of Do You Remember Revolution? Documentary by Loredana Bianconi in which four women speak of their experiences in the Red Brigades in 1970s Italy.

Sunday March 9th, 3pm, CCA cinema.

 

Deep Listening Workshop exploring exercises developed by Pauline Oliveros.

Sunday March 16th, 2-5pm, Transmission Gallery.

 

Screening/discussion event exploring embodied female voice on screen with films/videos by Ursula Biemann, Manon de Boer and Emily Vey Duke/Cooper Battersby and spoken contributions from Amy Charlesworth, Sophia Lycouris and Lyndsay Mann.

Sunday 22nd June, CCA Cinema.

The--family "When we lay on difference" part 2

16 January - 18 January 2014

performed by Dylan Aiello, Timothy Murray and Gordon Douglas

image credit: Hayley Silverman

 

Performances:

Thursday 16th January 7.30pm Transmission Gallery

Friday 17th January 7.30pm Transmission Gallery (informal discussion with members of the--family after the performance)

Saturday 18th January 7:30pm Transmission Gallery

 
Afterparty on Saturday 18th January.
 
 
Please note, doors close promptly at 8.00pm sharp, there will be no late entries. The performance will last for approximately two hours
 
This is the second part of a series of visits the--family will make to Transmission Gallery


"So I was sourcing the possibility of being captured

with a high yield of forward collapse

when we lay on difference outpouring neither a couple nor a singularity,

hinting at an unclassified being  


Apparently species gather to compare their trait ratios   

realising that their individual stages of evolution are years apart  

and each single one is insufficient:

imagine a genetic makeup redistribution.


What if locality were to be impressed?

Iterating through the ways for bodies to coincide,

upsetting future privacy  

 

At a non-contractual target, staring at love.

The presence well-updated is well-ridiculed  

 

In keeping with the auto-transparency  

we were making the rounds revelling in commonality i.e. species anxiety

and again, looking for presence.  

 

Can perform acts of affect-consumption  

if for the purpose of reverse-engineering.  

Aesthetics conveys the quality of the relationship

but it's distorted in the iris, anyway.


Be good to memory


You're going to love my family"

 

the--family.com