Origins and Elements: Films by Luke Fowler and Margaret Tait


Margaret Tait, Place of Work, 1976. Courtesy of the Margaret Tait estate and LUX.

Event Details

Saturday 11 May 2019


Pier Arts Centre, Stromness

Presented as part of Margaret Tait 100, this film programme will feature a selection of Tait’s films alongside the work of Glasgow-based artist, filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler. Fowler, a recipient of the Jarman Award in 2008 and nominee for the Turner Prize in 2012, is currently working on a feature-length portrait on Tait as part of a commission for Edinburgh International Arts Festival, 2020.

This special screening will be the first centenary event in Scotland to exhibit Tait’s work in 16mm, her intended format. Films include: Tait’s Aspects of Kirkwall: Occasions (1977) The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo (1955), and Colour Poems (1974), alongside Fowler’s Tenement Films (2009), For Christian (2016), Abbeyview (2008) and Advance the Unknown (extracts) (2008/2009).