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Winnie Herbstein and Joey Simons in conversation with Cathy McCormack
19 January 18:30
BST

Online Only — 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 are pleased to host a live online-only conversation on CCA Annex at 6.30pm BST, 19 January 2022 between Winnie, Cathy McCormack and Joey Simons.

From Here a Home Was Imagined
Qigemu

A programme of queer artist moving image works curated by associate film programmer Donald Butler.

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
30 November 19:00
BST

Online Only — CCA Glasgow and Ignota Hosts 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 will be accompanied by a performance of Treble Heaven by Nisha Ramayya and MJ Harding.

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

The Need to be Cold
2 November 15:30
BST

Online Only — A conversation and artistic intervention on the effects of global warming that threaten the livelihood of Indigenous peoples in the arctic region. For this panel the Goethe-Institut invites experts to discuss ‘Green Colonialism’ and Indigenous self-determination in the North.

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

A programme of artist moving image works which circles around nostalgia, narratives of memorial, mediation and feelings of disappointment within Queer discourse.  

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
12 October 19:00
BST

Online Only — 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
5 October 19:00
BST

Online Only — 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
15 June 19:00
BST

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

Artist Talk Film Live Event Online

LUNA: Live Screening + Conversation
29 April 18:00
BST

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
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.
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