• Marlene Creates and Margaret Salmon

    November 16, 2015

    Land Water and the Visual Arts and Moving Image Arts present

    Marlene Creates and Margaret Salmon

    Weds 18 Nov 3.30pm - 6.00pm SCB102. Free. All welcome.

    Refreshments provided

    Marlene Creates : From Landworks to Words in the Land: 1970s to the present

    Marlene Creates's theoretical and studio research interests include photography, ecology, and poetry. Underlying all her work, spanning over 35 years, is an interest in place — not as a geographical location but as a process that involves memory, multiple narratives, ecology, language, and both specialized and vernacular knowledge. Since 2002 her principal artistic venture has been to closely observe and work with one particular place — the six acres of boreal forest that she inhabits in Newfoundland, Canada.
    Since the 1970s her work has been presented in over 300 exhibitions across Canada and in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Denmark, the USA, and China. Her work is in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. She has been a guest lecturer at over 150 institutions and conferences, both in Canada and abroad. Her video-poems have been screened in Austria, Canada, India, and the USA, where she won the Grand Jury Award at the 2014 Yosemite International Film Festival. She is currently an invited academic visitor at the Edinburgh College of Art doing research in the "Art, Space + Nature" Masters programme.


    Margaret Salmon: Post Production Survey and Talk: Eglantine 2015
    Margaret Salmon introduces her current long form film project, Eglantine, a children’s film/nature study shot on Super 16mm and 35mm on location in Scotland, which is now in post production.
    Spanning film influences, earlier projects, literary and other researches, Salmon will discuss the ins and outs of long form film conception and production and will offer a glimpse into a very ambitious and highly personal project, on it's way to completion.
    Of particular interest are the tensions between technical, theoretical and intuitive decisions made during and after production and the vast expanse which must be navigated between what one images and what one achieves while filming with analog technologies.

    Margaret Salmon creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Focusing on individuals in their everyday habitats, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and infuse them with gentle grandeur, touching upon universal human themes. Adapting techniques drawn from various cinematic movements, such as Cinema Vérité, the European Avant Garde and Italian Neo-Realism, Salmon’s orchestrations of sound and image introduce a formal lyricism into the tradition of realist film.

    Born in 1975 in Suffurn, New York, she graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2003. Whilst a student there she won second prize at the Beck’s futures student show at the ICA. She appeared in the New Contemporaries shows at The Liverpool Biennial and Barbican in London in 2004 and was the first recipient of the MaxMara Art Prize for Woman in association with the Whitechapel in 2006, which included a six month residency at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. Solo shows include Whitechapel Gallery, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, and Store Gallery, London. Margaret Salmon lives and works in Glasgow and New York.