Rhubaba hosts: Body Material Possession
James Richards | Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay | Charlotte Prodger | Woody Vasulka
7.30pm, Saturday 23 June 2018
EAMI (Edinburgh Artist’s Moving Image) and Rhubaba host a screening curated by Peter Taylor, Festival Director of BFMAF (Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival).
“Was I not brazen, crazy, chosen, even the stones would do my bidding.”* We’re Not Blacking Out, Just Turning the Lights Off as things start to get woozy with James Richards’ paean to intimacy—an intuitively sensual tapestry of found video material, cigarette butts and sound. “Am I not proud to be your version’—in Colin is my real name, Benny Nemerofsky summons Colin Campbell’s voice from his pioneering 1972 video True/False to create a freshly fragile palimpsest on which we can inscribe our thoughts. “Wanting, wanting”—Charlotte Prodger’s LHB takes us from the train journey between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed to a fixation with the 2,663-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail, exploring a camera phone archive to assert intimate queer territoriality. Vocabulary from Woody Vasulka, closes the programme with a gorgeously didactic encounter between hand, video, energy and early electronic imaging—“it is a long story”.
*Text quotations from James Richards’ Not Blacking Out, Just Turning The Lights Off.
Body Material Possession kicks off Edinburgh Artists Moving Image’s 2018 programme of events ‘From Material to Digital Possession’