17 September 2019 7pm
Bambitchell join composer Richy Carey (Glasgow) for a conversation engaging their most recent collaboration in Bugs and Beasts Before the Law (2019) to discuss questions of subjectivity and multiplicity, the site of the gallery and that of the cinema, and the complex process of collectively addressing pertinent histories and geographies through sound and moving image practices.
Richy Carey is a composer based in Glasgow, Scotland. He works with sound, moving image and text to explore collaborative processes in materialist language-building. Recent projects include Accents, Glasgow Short Film Festival (2019); The Forest of Everything, LUX Scotland (2019); The TWIST (is that you’re just like me), Children’s Exhibition, Tramway, Glasgow (2018); Special Works School, with Bambitchell, Gallery TPW, Toronto (2018); Berlinale, Berlin (2018); On the waves of the air, there is dancing out there, for Carrie Skinner, Telfer Gallery, Glasgow International Festival (2018); Wondering Soul, Radiophrenia Live-to-air with Alexander Storey Gordon, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2017); Memo to Spring, for Sarah Rose, Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2017). He was Glasgow’s first UNESCO City of Music artist-in-residence in 2018 and winner of the Scottish BAFTA New Talent award for composition in 2015.
Bambitchell is the artistic collaboration between Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Kyle Mitchell. Exhibitions of their work have been mounted with Gallery TPW Toronto; (2018); Articule, Montreal (2015); The Art Gallery of Windsor (2015); and Images Festival, Toronto (2014). Bambitchell’s work has been included in such festivals as the Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin; BFI London Film Festival, UK. Their works have been the subject of writing in Canadian Art, C Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and as part of the anthology Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture published in 2017 by Routledge. Bambitchell have held fellowships with the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, 2016-17; and The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, 2018.
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