LIVE + Q&A
17 December, 7pm GMT
18 – 20 December 2020
Joshua Bonnetta – The Two Sights / An Dà Shealladhi – 90′ – Canada/Scotland – 2020 | Captions available
Narratives of a disappearing oral tradition in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides are retraced to their physical environment through analogue cinematography, field recordings, found tapes and interviews.
ESSAY BY ALIX ROTHNIE COMING SOON
Joshua Bonnetta (b. Canada 1979) is an artist and filmmaker working at the edges of documentary across installation, performance, and traditional cinema exhibition. His work has been shown at the Berlinale, BFI London Film Festival, ICA London, MOMA, New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Whitechapel Gallery, Viennale, and others. His work has been written about in Art Forum, Frieze, Sight & Sound, Cinema Scope, the Guardian, and the New York Times. His sound works are published by Shelter Press, Canti Magnetici, and Senufo Editions.
Alix Rothnie is an artist and curator, and graduate of the MSc in Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curation and Criticism from the University of Edinburgh. She is also currently Film Town Programmer with Alchemy Film & Arts.
She most recently worked with Deveron Projects in rural Aberdeenshire, as Town Collection Curator, managing their public art collections and delivering a public programme, following an interest in participatory practices, archives and place-centred working. Her research on feminist curatorial practice led her to assist on an exhibition of works on paper by Scottish women artists with the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow.
As a filmmaker, her work has been shown with Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre (North Uist), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick), Tate Exchange at Tate Modern (London), the Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh), LaValée (Brussels) and the Geumgang Nature Art Biennale (South Korea).
As a writer, she has undertaken commissions for the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (Devon), the Imago Mundi Project (Italy), the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA), and has published online through Curating the Contemporary (CtC).
Title image: The Two Sights, Joshua Bonnetta, 2020