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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

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

POSTPONED Cathy McCormack & Winnie Herbstein: in conversation
25 August 18:00
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Online Only — Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed, a new date will be scheduled soon. To coincide with Winnie Herbstein's exhibition in the CCA galleries join us from 6pm Wednesday 25th August for an online conversation on CCA Annex, with Cathy McCormack, an anti-poverty and housing activist from Easthall, Easterhouse.

A woman with brown curly hair is sitting in an armchair, talking to the camera.
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
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
15 June 19:00
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Online Only — 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

Gather your spools, let your hair down for me. Gently. Here. Undo
Raisa Kabir

“The performance in the moving portrait is a kind of queer ‘drag’ on embodying South Asian narratives. A performed fantasy of the craft labour/er. As this weaver doesn’t really exist in any land or geography.  The moving portrait is set in an idea of nature

As part of the CCA Glasgow exhibition, ambi, Raisa Kabir presents her new moving portrait and sculpture work responding to the textile geographies of labour between Kashmiri woven shawls, Paisley, Scotland, textile archives, and South Asian diasporic migration

Collection
Drawing Music Sound

Extended Compositions: Defining a visual language of sound — Jennifer Wicks

An extensive body of work that explores visualising sound and incorporates drawing, moving image, sound and sculpture. CCA has worked with Jennifer Wicks over the years, including on Trace out the threads, follow their convulsions, that was performed in the CCA Theatre in December 2018 in collaboration with The One Ensemble.


three abstract images the middle image consisting of different hues of green, blue, purple, pink and yellow blended against each other. the outside images are the same and consist of different pink hues with bits of light yellow showing through with a series of intricate white shapes appearing through the middle of the pink shape
a serious of repetitive white lines shapes
Abstract geometric line drawing with circles and a band of red
two metal sculptures consisting of various intricate shapes
two symmetrical 2D diamonds composed of unevenly spaced dots with lines coming out from both top and bottom

Suite for Extended Compositions , GAIA duo Jennifer Wicks

Re-re-repeat , Jennifer Wicks

Graphic Notations , Jennifer Wicks

Marks #1 and #2 , Jennifer Wicks

Reflections and Refractions: Experiments in Sound and Vision , Sarah Neely

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.


Artist Talk Film Live Event Online

LUNA: Live Screening + Conversation
29 April 18:00
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Online Only — As part of the launch of our new project website Annex, CCA presents LUNA, a new series of works by the artist Anti-cool. Join this live screening event, followed by a short in-conversation between Anti-cool and Alex Misick at CCA.

an abstract image of orange and pink blurred spheres with 2D blue toned circles in the foreground of the image

The Genome Chronicles with Celine Gallery
26 June 19:00
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Online Only — As part of the Donald Rodney exhibition at Celine, we are excited to present a screening of The Genome Chronicles by John Akomfrah in conjunction with the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow on CCA Annex followed by a discussion about the film and the work of Donald Rodney.

The image is a grainy film still from the Genome Chronicles by John Akomfrah showing a cropped image of a trophy on a yellow background. The trophy has a representation of a football player kicking a ball on top of it, it is cropped so that the head of the football player is not visible.
Talk

Black Curators Collective Melanie Keen: Kith and Kin
18 June 10:15
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Online Only — Join us for a Kith and Kin: the importance of being networked, a live online talk by Melanie Keen, Director of Wellcome Collection. She will set the tone of Meandering Networks, Mapping Nations by reflecting on the themes and programme declaration.

picture of speaker against black and red background
Artist Talk

The Congest & The Square: Land, labour and a missing carpet

Pursuing a line of research connected with the manufacture of carpets in the late 19th and early 20th century, Fiona Jardine, as part of the CCA exhibition ambi, has considered the relationship between space, place and labour, selecting objects for display that suggest passage between hand-plaited rush, hand-painted designs on paper and machine woven ‘tapestry’.

blue washed image of split computer screen showing a long grand ballroom with hand knotted carpet and chandelier, beside this another box out showing a large ballroom with three large windows and a large hand-knotted carpet. Above this cropped images from previous slides.

LUNA
Anti-cool

LUNA creates a journey through the cyclical nature of life on a human and mythic level. Over two years, Anti-cool documented wild amphibians and reptiles, hoping to capture the sense of mystery surrounding life under the full moon, its effects on nature, the emergence

As part of the launch of our new project website Annex, CCA presents LUNA, a new series of works by the artist Anti-cool. CCA would have worked with Anti-cool via our Creative Lab residency programme in April 2020. Following conversations over the last year

Upcoming works + events

rage and desire
Two poets listening and telling, misrecognised documents and a tribute give shape to this programme of three films accompanied by three artist responses across August and September, curated by Associate FIlm Programmer Ray Camara.

Glasgow Seed School: Seeds are our living relatives
Hear Elizabeth Hoover and Hannah Brazil in conversation around indigenous practices and cultures of seed-keeping, environmental reproductive justice and welcoming seeds as family members. Supported by the Climate Fringe Fund.

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