Context is Half the Work. The Partial History of APG Film Screening

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 28th September 2016

Artists’ Video in the 1970s & 1980s principal investigator, Prof Stephen Partridge, led by REWIND archivist Adam Lockhart. This event focused on APG artists who participated in television and particularly from a Scottish perspective. The screening programme featured the rarely seen STV production ‘Locations Edinburgh, Festival 1971’ including APG artists Stuart Brisley, David Hall, Graham Stevens and Jeffrey Shaw. Other work shown was  ‘Stooky Bill TV’ by David Hall (1990), ‘Cumbrae Clyde’ by John Latham (1984) and ‘Buried Alive’ from ‘Public Face Private Eye’ Series (1988) by Ian Breakwell.

This event was in conjunction with the acclaimed exhibition curated by Naomi Hennig and Ulrike Jordan with APG co-founder Barbara Steveni debuted at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin in 2015 (12 September – 8 November). The second iteration of the exhibition staged at Summerhall was the first Scottish exhibition giving an overview of this seminal group and related works, and was reworked in order to highlight the APG projects that took place in Scotland.