Beyond Cataclysm + Michelle Hannah

Curated by Marcus Jack

‘Beyond Cataclysm’ imagines the landscape of a post-human future. Visualising the return of nature and the disappearance of the body, the programme excavates the ruins of modernity: its architectures, colonial past, and enduring psychic residues. Taking its title from John Wyndham’s novel The Day of the Triffids (1951), in which a carnivorous plant species reclaims the planet, ‘Beyond Cataclysm’ describes humanity’s invariable belief in the impossibility of self-extinction.

Films by Jorge Jácome, Jon Schorstein, Fern Silva and Emily Richardson will be accompanied by an intervention from Glasgow-based artist Michelle Hannah, expressing an ambient Cosmic Pessimism mixed with the dark matter of Pop, and a unique text-based commission developed with ‘weird fiction’ editor Simone Hutchinson.

Supported by LUX and Portugal Film. Selected as part of the Projections open call.

Thursday 20 July 2018
Tyneside Cinema (Kino)
£6 / £4

About the curator

Marcus Jack is a Glasgow-based curator and art historian working predominantly with moving image. His research is concerned with place-making, narrative, and the conditions around artistic production. He is the Director of Transit Arts, an itinerant organisation for the exhibition of artists’ moving image; Project Coordinator at LUX Scotland (until 2018); on the submissions panel for Glasgow Short Film Festival; and is a jury member for the TENT Academy Awards 2018, Rotterdam. Jack has developed projects in partnership with organisations including ATLAS Arts, CCA Glasgow, Glasgow Film, Goethe-Institut, Scalarama, and Scottish Contemporary Art Network. In 2018, he began a three-year doctoral project,‘Curating a History for Artists’ Moving Image in Scotland’, with the Glasgow School of Art & University of Stirling.