08 June - 03 July 1993
Video installation by Vancouver based artist Stan Douglas
“ ‘Hors-champs’ presents the performance of four Americans who either lived in France during the Free Jazz movement, or who still reside there today: George Lewis (trombone), Douglas Ewart (saxophone), Kent Carter (bass) and Oliver Johnson (drums). The music they play is based on Albert Ayler’s 1965 composition, Spirits Rejoice, and composed of four basic musical materials: a gospel melody, an attenuated call and response, a heraldic fanfare and La Marseillaise. Like many other national athems such as the Star Spangled Banner (which also makes a brief appearance), the recollection of its blood-thirsty lyric will remind one of the tacit content of myths of national identity.
Hors-champs was shot en-direct in the style of an ORTF musical television production from the same era as Ayler’s composition – notably those of Jean-Christophe Averty. Two video projections are simultaneously presented on recto and verso sides of a suspended wall. While on one side of the screen shows a ‘programme’ montage of the two cameras, the other presents a simultaneous counter-narrative of everything that had been edited out, or relegated to the outside.” Stan Douglas (from press release)
‘Hors-Champs’ was part of ‘Fotofeis’, a national photography festival.
Works on Paper
04 May - 29 May 1993
Exhibition of graphic works and prints by Wolf Vostell, on of the main exponents of Fluxus, organised by the Goethe Institute, London.
The Daily Planet
06 April - 24 April 1993
Melissa A Newgass, Jonathan Barnbrook & Tamoko Yoneda, Alan Dunn & Alex Dempster, Thomas Gidley, Andrew Lockhart, Stephen Murphy, Kirsty Ogg and Jane & Louise Wilson. Curated by Andrew Lockhart on the theme of the daily newspaper.
09 March - 27 March 1993
Zeyad Dajani and Robin Lee
A site-specific architectural intervention by Zeyad Dajani and Robin Lee.
02 February - 27 February 1993
An exhibition of appropriated landscape imagery by Graham Gussin, Andrew Forrester, Nigel Stewart and Jonathan Monk.
“Landscape Paintings at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, are not your traditional fields and hills but a radical look at the politics of place by four young artists. Jonathan Monk takes a jokey conceptual approach, using billboard ads for bucketshop flights to foreign parts. Nigel Stewart translates photos of Dachau then and now, Graham Gussin lifts science fiction book-jacket imagery full of clouds and sky. I like Andrew Forrester’s shaped canvases if only because their 1960s colours are unpretentious and with no holds barred.” Clare Henry (the Glasgow Herald, 12 February 1993, p.12)
Bodies of Water
15 December - 23 January 1993
New works for Transmission by David Shanabrook involving film, sculpture and troughs of water beneath the gallery floor.