Street Level Photoworks and Regional Screen Scotland are thrilled to present a special series of digital shorts as part of the wider Everything Flows programme in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. These special screening events on Scotland’s mobile cinema the Screen Machine will take place across four rural locations and feature a range of short films combining stunning imagery and the voices of the artists all projected on the big screen!
The works of Craig Easton, John Maher, David Gordon and Paul Glazier celebrate the interdepency of land and sea, Scotland's islands, people and place, identify and culture. Mandy Barker's tour of 'Our Plastic Ocean' and the award winning short 'Fractured' by Coulson & Tennant alert us to wider global issues, the fragility of our planet and the heightened awareness around climate emergency.
It includes works co-produced with the Screen Machine as well as others presenting a diversity of styles and subjects. Photography on Screen also marks a 5 year partnership between Street Level Photoworks and Regional Screen Scotland (owner and operator of the Screen Machine) in devising an innovative and accessible format to share compelling photography projects to audiences across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, thereby extending the reach of Everything Flows up until the end of 2021.
Featuring works by John Maher, Paul Glazier, David Gordon, Craig Easton, Mandy Barker and Coulson & Tennant
Liniclate – Sunday 3rd October at 4pm
Castlebay – Saturday 9th October at 4pm *[Postponed due to rising cases of COVID19 on Barra - this screening has been substituted by the screening in South Uist below]
Daliburgh - Friday 8th October at 4pm
Brodick – Sunday 7th November at 4pm
Ullapool – Wednesday 15th December at 5.30pm
The Screen Machine is an 80-seat, air-conditioned mobile cinema that brings the latest films to remote and rural areas of Scotland. It tours more than 40 communities in the Highlands and Islands and each tour lasts approximately 12 weeks. Everything Flows – Photography on Screen is a free but ticketed event. Tickets can be booked at www.screenmachine.co.uk
Further information on the works and photographers
John Maher – An Alternative View of the Outer Hebrides
Run time: 11m 27s
Former Buzzcocks drummer turned photographer John Maher returns with an updated Photography on Screen production featuring his iconic photographs of abandoned crofts across Lewis and Harris. The prototype of this work kick-started the partnership between Street Level Photoworks and Regional Screen Scotland 5 years ago!
Paul Glazier – Island
Run time: 4m 59s
Artist Paul Glazier has been visiting the island of Vatersay since 1978, capturing the changing faces as time leaves its mark on the landscape and the island community from the 1980s to the present day.
Craig Easton – SIXTEEN
Run time: 7m 38s
Craig Easton’s candid portraits of sixteen year olds from the Scottish Islands reveal whom and what they really care about, as well as exploring how landscape and language influences what these young people think they can achieve in life.
David Gordon – Fishing the Minch
Run time: 5m 26s
Photographer David Gordon gives us a fascinating glimpse into a world of work and play that has now all but disappeared. Shot in a classic 35mm black and white documentary style, Gordon’s narrative takes the us from the rough seas of the Atlantic back to his boyhood town of Stornoway in the 1970s.
Mandy Barker – Our Plastic Ocean Exhibition Tour
Run time: 11m 27s
Award winning artist Mandy Barker gives a special guided tour of her exhibition at Street Level Photoworks, offering insights into her working practice, environmental concerns and the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution.
Coulson & Tennant – Fractured
Run time: 6m 14s
Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant present their award winning short film ‘Fractured', which poetically explores the landscape, geology and the ecology of the Arctic, Subarctic and Antarctic regions.
Everything Flows is a specially curated coastal exhibition trail, programmed by Street Level Photoworks in partnership with regional venues and supported by EventScotland as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.