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Film Lecture

Confluence: A Beaver’s Tooth, a Dam, and a Chorus of Gurgling Streams

5.00pm – Hydrology of the Powerless (Weaponising a River) 6.30pm – our songs were ready for all the wars to come As part of the first iteration of our ‘school of water’, we invite you to join us for a series of events navigating rivers, dams and other in-land waterscapes as sites where both the politics and poetics of mobility, memory, sound, and landscape’s trans/formation come to play.


Two women in an arid environment run toward each other in long black gowns. The image has a burn mark to the left hand side
Conversation Talk

Soil Interfaces and Interactions

Who defines what soil is and determines how it is used and cared for? Following the 22nd World Congress of Soil Science – Crossing Boundaries, Changing Society and the current exhibition We are Compost / Composting the We at the CCA, CCA Annex is hosting a series of online performance lectures and dialogues in a process of collaborative thinking between art, science and ancestral ways of knowing.


image bare looking palm trees and saplings in a quarry, the earth is exposed and red in colour
Lecture Tour

Unearthed

Who defines what soil is and determines how it is used and cared for? Following the 22nd World Congress of Soil Science – Crossing Boundaries, Changing Society and the current exhibition We are Compost / Composting the We at the CCA, CCA Annex is hosting a series of online performance lectures and dialogues in a process of collaborative thinking between art, science and ancestral ways of knowing.


A woman (Claire Ratinon), stands outside against a wood panel wall cradling a chicken

Composting Settler Nationalisms

Who defines what soil is and determines how it is used and cared for? Following the 22nd World Congress of Soil Science – Crossing Boundaries, Changing Society and the current exhibition We are Compost / Composting the We at the CCA, CCA Annex will host a series of online performance lectures and dialogues in a process of collaborative thinking between art, science and ancestral ways of knowing.


An artificial mound in a forest, there are tire tracks in front. The mound is filled with brightly coloured objects
Lecture

Telegraphing the Dead through Soil

The regenerative landscapes of soil are forged by minerals, soil organic matter, living organisms, gas, and water into which the webs of life are woven. Soil recycles organic molecules into bioavailable forms mainly through countless oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions, which involve a transfer of electrons between two different types of chemistry, comprising one of Earth's most potent sources of energy.


2 people looking down with trees towering overhead split into multiple images, in the middle image they hold a sign saying “end of me”
Research Sound

Re-Imagining In-Conversation
Hannan Jones Shamica Ruddock

‘Re-Imagining In-Conversation’ is a project between artists and dreamers Hannan Jones and Shamica Ruddock. Through the medium of sonics, alongside a consideration of spatial dynamics and world making, they reimagine the ‘in-conversation’.

Dwelling in the Passage: Currents that Were + Weave a Way Through
Sara O’Brien

Dwelling in the Passage: Currents that Were + Weave a Way Through is a text written for CCA Annex in tandem with and as a response to Ailbhe Ní Bhriain’s recent exhibition at the CCA, An Experiment with Time, Sat 5 February — Sat 19 March 2022.

Artist talk with Annalee Davis and Amanda Thomson

To coincide with the exhibition lightly, tendrils the artists Annalee Davis and Amanda Thomson will be in conversation with associate curator Alaya Ang. This conversation is an invitation to not only stop and look at what is before us, but to take the time to be with the artists to create insights born out of open-ended questions and discussion.


A TV placed on the floor, the screen shows an image of grass and a blue flower, there is wall in the background with an abstract projection partly shown

Unmuted Cave
Sooun Kim

Unmuted Cave available here via CCA Annex was originally exhibited as part of Sooun Kim and Wei Zhang’s Intermedia Gallery exhibition that ran from 19 August — 17 September 2021. Wei Zhang’s The Avulsed Rabbit, 2021 is also available on CCA Annex.

The Avulsed Rabbit
Wei Zhang

The Avulsed Rabbit available here via CCA Annex was originally exhibited as part of Sooun Kim and Wei Zhang’s Intermedia Gallery exhibition that ran from 19 August — 17 September 2021. Sooun Kim’s Unmuted Cave, 2021 is also available on CCA Annex.

Winnie Herbstein and Joey Simons in conversation with Cathy McCormack

Continuing our dialogue with Winnie Herbstein following her film and exhibition project Dampbusters that featured in the CCA gallery spaces Fri 6 August — Sat 4 September 2021, we hosted a live online-only conversation on CCA Annex at 6.30pm, 19 January 2022 between Winnie, Cathy McCormack and Joey Simons.


The Genome Chronicles Q&A with Celine

As part of the Donald Rodney exhibition at Celine during Glasgow International 2021, we presented a screening of John Akomfrah’s film The Genome Chronicles (2009). This was followed by a live discussion and Q&A about both the film, and the life and work of Donald Rodney.

5 people, Alberta Whittle, Trevor Mathison, Mike Phillips, Ian Sergeant and Keith Piper participating on a zoom call
Art Writing Essay Film Moving Image Online Exhibition Performance

AfterBUTT, 2018, Ian Giles & I’m No Longer Listening, 2021 Conner Milliken & Cameron Howard

Glasgow Seed School: Seed Stories, Fugitive Ecologies

How do stories evolve with seeds? How are they kept? How do they resist capture? Seeds are deeply entangled with the stories of our bodies, migrations, ecologies and resistances. Their histories trace instances of human adaptation, survival and creativity.


From Here a Home Was Imagined: Part 2
Qigemu

Reality Fragments 160921, 2018, Qigemu, & interview with the artists

Annex Announcement

Call for proposals

CCA Annex launched in spring this year as a new online project space for the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow; a digital extension to the physical gallery spaces in our Sauchiehall Street building, drawing upon the different strands of CCA’s programme and for new online-only projects.

Radio Show

Message in the Music

CCA and Subcity Radio presents Message in the Music: Christian Noelle Charles with Zakia Sewell that was originally broadcast live at 15:00 on 25th October 2021 on subcity.live As part of Black History Month 2021, Zakia and Christian share songs that have influenced them and some musical references that relate to Christian's recent solo show at the CCA, Reflective Jester: It's Just A Feeling that ran between Fri 17 September — Sat 16 October 2021.

Conversation Film Performance

Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum (Screening), Treble Heaven (Performance) + Q&A

CCA Glasgow and Ignota hosted Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva for a screening of and discussion about their new film Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum with James Goodwin. Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum was subsequently accompanied by a performance of Treble Heaven by Nisha Ramayya and MJ Harding both of which are available here.


Game Online

Leaving Biosphere 2
Holly White

Leaving Biosphere 2 is a new computer game and publication by Holly White, exploring community, growing vegetables and utopias.

Online Exhibition

Indigenous peoples experience and react to change in diverse ways. Climate change is no exception, as it requires local communities to be more resilient, and not just simply adapt to the changing environmental circumstances. Experts and people from communities

Collection Interview Online Exhibition

Our People, Our Climate

Our People, Our Climate is a ground-breaking documentary film initiative, aiming to develop the storytelling skills of Nunavut youth and young adults. Inuit communities across Canada's Arctic are essential to current climate change discussions, and this project brings together a range of young people in these communities to tell important stories through a unique and distinct cultural lens.


A man looks out over a snowy landscape with a line of glaciers in the distance, outlined by a clear blue sky. He stands on the edge of a roadway, the ground textured with tire tracks.
A closeup of a traditional Inuit oil lamp. The lamp’s flame burns across the middle of the image as three people sit in the background
An ice-covered road in the middle of a street lined with houses and cars against a backdrop of snow. Kids are walking down the roadway and one of them is playing with a hockey stick.
Inside of a community space, a group of fifteen people gather to learn how to skin a seal. Two skins are laid out, pink flesh facing upwards as instructors demonstrate the technique
A man rides a Sea-Doo on rippling water, a spray of droplets rising from the back of the vehicle. The sea and sky are divided by a line of mountains, which look deep blue in the light

Olaf Kuhlke Interview

Carmen Barrieau Interview , Carmen Barrieau

Alec Johnson Interview

Anna Irwin Interview , Anna Irwin

Arctic Youth Visualizing Climate Change

Our People, Our Climate – Film

a film still from Luke Fowler's film Patrick, showing a black and white portrait of Patrick Cowley in a newspaper. A fold in the newspaper cuts horizontally across Cowley's face, emphasising his eyes.
Art Writing Film Moving Image

Patrick, 2020, Luke Fowler & Collective Hum, B.O.S.S, 2019 + writing by Martha Adonai Williams  

Art Writing Film

rage and desire | part 1
Harvey Dimond Ruppert Gabriel

A programme of video and newly commissioned texts that will unfold over the coming weeks and months. Part 1 offered a tribute and reflection: the film after which this series was named, Ruppert Gabriel's Rage and Desire (1991) and ecstatic tendencies written by Harvey Dimond.

A still from the film rage and desire, the image is of medium quality, slightly blurred and hazy. Two black men in grey leotards pose athletically. They are contemporary dancers mid routine. They are in a dark room, their bodies and the surrounding floor illuminated by spotlight. Their legs are stretched into a lunge and they both lean backwards in unison. The body of the dancer in the foreground partially obstructs his partner, as if they are one being with four legs, two heads and four arms. Both right arms are stretched towards the floor and their left hands are clasped together.

That place you go to play, out of the way

Welcome to the launch of Holly White’s new publication and computer game about community, growing vegetables and utopias. Weaving together speculative narratives and historical accounts, Leaving Biosphere 2 is a role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic future.


Activist Films — Cathy McCormack

Cathy McCormack is a housing and anti-poverty activist from Easthall in Easterhouse. A pivotal figure within her community, Cathy fought to raise awareness around the relationship of poor quality housing to the health and wellbeing of its inhabitants.


War Without Bullets , Cathy McCormack

Evening Calls , Cathy McCormack

Glasgow Seed School: Seeds are our living relatives

Seeds are a vital part of the food sovereignty movement around the world. As well as securing healthy nourishment, seed keeping helps to sustain indigenous culture, language and stories. Over several years, Elizabeth Hoover has visited Native American farm communities and seed saving projects, documenting efforts to rebuild and maintain traditional food systems.


Damp­busters (1990)

The play responds to what residents saw as their own ‘culture’, the penicillium and aspergillum moulds growing on the walls of their flats, the play toured greater Glasgow to raise awareness of the health risks inherent in damp housing.

Dampbusters (1990) is a community play written and staged by the Easthall Theatre Group. Dampbusters (1990) was performed in Easterhouse during the City of Culture in 1990. The video is available to view on CCA Annex as part of Winnie Herbstein’s exhibition

Publication

Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum – Newspaper

This newspaper was produced as part of the exhibition Soot Breath // Corpus Infinitum, 2021, and continues the exploration of the film on how structures of power (colonial, capital, patriarchal etc) utilise and perpetuate categorisation and difference to break inter-subjective bonds and modes of collectivity, as well as authorize violence against the earth.

An image of a stack of Soot Breath Corpus Infinitum A3 publications about 1m in height, under a red light
Art Writing Publication

Small Black Reptile

This is the first issue of a new bi-annual CCA publication. Selection for each issue will vary – submissions are welcomed but the editors will also gather and commission work too. Small Black Reptile is a response to the need for more outlets for critical writing in Scotland.


Collection Archive

Soot Breath / Corpus infinitum – Archive

An archive of interviews, essays, songs and fragments to accompany the current exhibition in CCA Glasgow, Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum. Compiled by Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva, this body of research expands on and explores the themes and ideas that the film provokes.


white line drawing of upside down triangle with a horizontal line through the bottom of it against navy background
a white line drawing of a upside down triangle against navy background

Soot (Dark Matter)

Sand

Silt

Soil

Glasgow Seed School: Growing food is a radical act

Hear Claire Ratinon in conversation with Martha Adonai Williams about the joy of growing and the legacy of colonialism in horticulture. Over the last year, many of us have turned towards growing our own food.


close up image of plants with a woman seen behind them against a sunset sky
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