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Charlotte Prodger: SaF05 (N/C 15+)

3 July

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


The Scotland + Venice partnership presents SaF05, a new single-channel video by 2018 Turner Prize-winning artist Charlotte Prodger. The artist’s most ambitious work to date, SaF05 is the last in a trilogy of videos that began with Stoneymollan Trail followed by BRIDGIT. SaF05 is named after a maned lioness that figures in the work as a cipher for queer attachment and desire. The work draws upon multiple sources – archival, scientific and diaristic – and combines footage from a number of geographical locations (the Scottish Highlands, the Great Basin Desert, the Okavango Delta and the Ionian Islands).

This autobiographical cycle of the work traces the accumulation of affinities, desires and losses that form a self as it moves forward in time. Prodger’s preoccupation with perspective, framing and the physicality of the camera as a sculptural device is expanded in SaF05. Film industry cameras, static camera traps, drones and small handheld devices such as Prodger’s smart phone are each used for their inherent material properties. The effects and affects of these technologies are reverberated in the voiceover’s references to optical devices, while vibrating frequencies – bagpipe drone, cicada mating call, battery alarm – form aural equivalences between animal and human, instrument and machine. Free tickets, max 2 per person. All tickets that have not been collected 15 minutes prior to the performance start time will be reallocated to any waiting members of the public.

This screening will include a short trailer documenting the project development and will be introduced by members of the Scotland + Venice team.

  • Director Charlotte Prodger
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Running time 39m
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2019
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