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In this research exhibition and live programme, Rae-Yen Song serves as both artist and researcher. Song will present new work, and has invited artists and thinkers to come together to speculate on the potentials of world-building. life-bestowing cadaverous soooooooooooooooooooot forms a testing ground from which multiple possible worlds and entanglements can be glimpsed via a range of […]

Food, performance and poetry maker, Sean Wai Keung, invites community groups around the Garnethill area of Glasgow to teach him a recipe, and documents his attempts to recreate these recipes in his own tenement kitchen. He presents the resulting footage alongside information about the communities he collaborates with and poetry inspired by his time while making the dish.

This is the second issue of Small Black Reptile, a CCA publication. Small Black Reptile is a response to the need for more outlets for critical writing in Scotland. In particular, there’s a need for various platforms where writers can develop an argument on a specific issue, or consider ideas around an exhibition in greater length […]

Collective Dreaming is a three-part screening and research programme that weaves together Scottish, Ukrainian and Lithuanian moving images and thoughts in search of connection and collective liberation. To coincide with the in-person screenings at the CCA Cinema, we are presenting our research and conversations with artists and art workers in the CCA Annex, expanding the […]

Between 26th January – 4th February 2023, as part of the second iteration of Confluence’s ‘School of Water’, CCA, QANAT and Le 18 hosted a series of events in Marrakech, Morocco to explore the histories of collective imagining, the interventions and initiatives that emerge from the evolution of water management and changes to different bodies […]

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. This evening includes a lecture by artist, writer, […]

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
Part of Collection Confluence: Public Programme

Coinciding with All That We Are Is What We Hold In Our Outstretched Hands which runs between Sat 11 February — Sat 25 March 2023 in the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow. The Specter of Ancestors Becoming is a collection of essays published by RAW Material Company in 2022 to mark the first exhibition of […]

We’re delighted to present two screenings curated by our Associate Film Programmer Neha Apsara. Begana: Musing on Queer South Asian Stories will present rarely-screened films exploring queer South Asian life, identity and joy. The programme’s screenings will be Rooted in Glasgow and Diasporicity. Check back on the 14th and 22nd of October at 6pm for […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

‘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’. What you find here is a momentary assembling of sonics, visual cues, research, scores, from a single iteration that took place at the […]

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. The text explores many of the themes and […]

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 […]

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

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. Cathy is an anti-poverty and housing […]

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. This conversation was between artists Keith Piper, Alberta Whittle […]

5 people, Alberta Whittle, Trevor Mathison, Mike Phillips, Ian Sergeant and Keith Piper participating on a zoom call

In this final instalment of From Here a Home Was Imagined, associate film programmer Donald Butler brings together Ian Giles 2018 film AfterBUTT, with a commissioned audio response, I’m No Longer Listening, written and performed by Conner Milliken with sound design by Cameron Howard.

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. Seed saver and researcher Christian Keeve is fascinated by the popular re-emergence of seedkeeping practices, as […]

For this second instalment of From Here a Home Was Imagined, Qigemu’s Reality Fragments 160921 will screen on Annex between December 9–16 alongside an interview with the artists.

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 living and working in Brazil, Iceland, Berlin, Indonesia and Chile are asked to respond to the […]

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 […]

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 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.

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. Both works attend to the life and practice of photographer […]

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.

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. Holly’s late grandfather was a paleo-botanist who helped to develop a scientific facility and fully-enclosed ecological system in […]

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. Her activism in addressing Scotland’s housing crisis in the 1990s and the quality of housing led to […]

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. She has […]

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. As part […]

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

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. In particular, there’s a need for various […]

1.1. Compelled to Count by Sadie Plant
1.2. Museologies of Fire by Katya Garcia-Anton
1.3. Flash in the Metropolitan by Moira Jeffrey

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. This research aims to question how structures of power (colonial, […]

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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. Community growing projects boomed and demand for seeds outstripped supply. Despite this movement, people continue to experience food insecurity, unequal […]

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