How The Land Lies

Posted by to The Blog on February 8th

How the Land Lies: new film, photography and glass work by Alastair Cook

Opening Event – Friday 10th February 2012, from 7pm until 9pm

Exhibition runs from February 10th to 24th 

Out Of The Blue Drill Hall

36 Dalmeny Street


Alastair will introduce screenings from Filmpoem at 7.30pm, with readings from poets Colin Will, JL Williams and Jane McKie, accompanied by Italian composer Luca Nasciuti. He will also première Animal Charcoal, the first of 7 Films, a project for new Scottish collaborative residency Absent Voices, featuring new texts by Gérard Rudolf and composition by Luca Nasciuti.

This event is free and children are most welcome. If you can’t make the private view/ screening event, the exhibition is open until the 24th February, Monday to Saturday, 10am until 5pm.

Official bit:

“How the Land Lies is an exhibition of Alastair Cook’s recent film, analogue photography and glass work: it draws together work from his solo show Analogue Decay, exhibited at The Howden in April 2011, alongside the Five Seascapes Commission and most recently the Kilned Collodion work, a technique pioneered by Alastair while on residency at North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster, delicately combining wet plate Collodion photography and kiln-forming. At the opening event, Alastair will present screenings from his Filmpoem project with readings from the poets, accompanied by Italian composer Luca Nasciuti.

Alastair works predominantly with lens-based media as an analogue photographer concentrating on antique photographic technologies and as a filmmaker using 8mm and 16mm film, combining these with digital technology to great effect. His award winning film and photography is driven by his knowledge, skill and experience as a conservation architect: this mercurial work is rooted in place and the intrinsic connections between people, land and the sea.”

“Alastair Cook’s short films are beautiful.” (Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman)

Watch new film 14th Avenue Tshwane (née Pretoria) here

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