Places of Work


Event Details

Friday 30 November 2018


Places of Work features a selection of Tait’s dynamic and meditative film portraits of the infinite possibilities of our living spaces and includes an introduction from season curator Peter Todd.

On the Mountain (1974) offers visions of Rose Street in Edinburgh, where Tait lived, recording and preserving the changes (between 1956 and 1974) with a transformation from black-and-white to colour film. Garden Pieces (1998) is a triptych garden portrait with both live action and hand-drawn images. Finally, Place of Work (1976) and Tailpiece (1976) give lyrical mediations on Tait’s Orkney family home.

Part of the BFI’s season Rhythm and Poetry: The films of Margaret Tait.