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Film Screening: Charlotte Prodger, Stoneymollan Trail

From 23 July to 30 July, Spike Island is stream­ing Char­lotte Prodger’s 2015 video Stoney­mol­lan Trail.

Presented as an installation for the first time at Spike Island in Prodger’s solo exhibition titled 8004-8019, Spike Island now present Stoneymollan Trail as an online screening.

Named after an ancient ‘coffin road’ on the west coast of Scotland, Charlotte Prodger’s Stoneymollan Trail traces a history of recent video formats as well as the artist’s personal history. The resulting single-screen video work is a meditation on memory, subjectivity and desire.

The Margaret Tait Award-winning film was the artist’s first single screen work, marking a departure from previous multi-monitor installations. Prodger’s feature-length video revolves around the idea of screens and how they measure and mediate subjectivity.

Stoneymollan Trail comprises material from multiple formats that includes an archive of miniDV tapes that Prodger shot between 1999 and 2004, footage captured on her iPhone and HD camera, recorded voiceover and screenprinted graphic forms. The resulting single-screen video work is a meditation on memory, subjectivity and desire.

Charlotte Prodger (b.1974, United Kingdom) is a Glasgow-based artist working with moving image, writing, sculpture and printmaking. She was the winner of the 2018 Turner Prize and represented Scotland at the 2019 Venice Biennale. She received the 2017 Paul Hamlyn Award and 2014 Margaret Tait Award.

Solo exhibitions include BRIDGIT/Stoneymollan Trail, Bergen Kunsthall; Subtotal, SculptureCenter, New York (2017); BRIDGIT, Hollybush Gardens, London; Charlotte Prodger, Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2016); 8004-8019, Spike Island, Bristol; Stoneymollan Trail, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin (2015); Markets, Chelsea Space, London; Nephatiti, Glasgow International Director’s Programme (2014); Percussion Biface 1-13, Studio Voltaire, London; Colon Hyphen Asterix, Intermedia CCA, Glasgow (2012) and Handclap/Punchhole, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow (2011).

Group exhibitions include Palimpsest, Lismore Castle Arts (2019); Always Different, Always the Same: An Essay on Art and Systems, Bunder Kunstmuseum, Chur; ORGASMIC STREAMING ORGANIC GARDENING ELECTROCULTURE, Chelsea Space, London (2018); British Art Show 8 (2016); Weight of Data, Tate Britain, London; An Interior that Remains an Exterior, Künstlerhaus Graz (2015); Annals of The Twentieth Century, Wysing Arts, Cambridge (2014) Holes In The Wall, Kunsthalle Freiburg and Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York (2013) and Soundworks, ICA, London (2012).

Performances include Orange Helvetica Title Sequence, New York Book Art Fair, MOMA PS1 with Bookworks; Microsphaeric Howard Hughes Heaven Movie, Tramway, Glasgow and Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain, Tate Britain (2014).

Prodger’s writing has been published in Frieze, F.R. DAVID and Happy Hypocrite. Prodger has forthcoming solo shows at Kunstmuseum Winterthur; Mercer Union, Toronto and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. She is represented by Koppe Astner, Glasgow and Hollybush Gardens, London.

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Distributed by LUX Moving Image. With special thanks to Emilia Beatriz at Collective Text.
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