A Blemished Code + live sets by Anne-Marie Copestake & Stevie Jones

We present a special expanded screening and live sets around Glasgow-based artist Anne-Marie Copestake’s new film, with the artist and musician Stevie Jones (Sound of Yell, Alasdair Roberts & Friends, Arab Strap).

‘A poetic study of the life and work of artist Margaret Benyon, pioneer in the artistic use of holography. Giving voice to the unsung legacy of a pioneering woman artist, A Blemished Code is an impassioned meditation on the representation of female artists, the balancing of creative and domestic life, and the inherent tensions of being a woman working with new technology. The inner life of the subject is represented throughout by a brilliant musical score featuring sung script and compositions by Stevie Jones, Mai Mai and Leigh Ferguson.’ —Benjamin Cook, London Film Festival

Thursday 24 May 2018
Tyneside Cinema (Roxy)
£6 / £4

About the artists

Anne-Marie Copestake lives and works in Glasgow. She studied MA Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art (1995-1997) and at the Stadelschule, Frankfurt-am-Main in 2000. Copestake’s work encompasses text, sculpture, film and video, and she has produced several bookworks her most recent publication is ‘Joy Boy’, print and text edition, published with Aye Aye Books, Glasgow (2008). She is a member of the band Muscles of Joy and Poster Club, a group of seven Glasgow-based artists who work collaboratively.

Stevie Jones has played as part of endless collaborative projects over the past 20 years, including El Hombre Trajeado (with RM Hubbert, among others); Rude Pravo (with artists Luke Fowler, Lucille Desamoury and Cara Tolmie); Sycamore with Friends (with Jer Reid and Shane Connoly); and Maxton Grainger (with Chris Mack of James Orr Complex). Jones’ project Sound of Yell, formed to perform his compositions, brings together an all-star line-up of some of his favourite, and Scotland’s best, musicians. He has also recorded and toured internationally as a guitarist, double bassist and pianist with groups including Arab Strap, Alasdair Roberts & Friends, Lord Cut-Glass, The Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Band, Sophia and The Bill Wells Trio.

Stevie has worked as a theatre sound engineer and designer with companies like NTS, Grid Iron, Corcadorca and EIF. He records and produces his own records as well as those by groups such as RM Hubbert, The One Ensemble, Trembling Bells and National Bedtime. Sound of Yell’s Brocken Spectre is the first project which Stevie has produced, written and arranged.