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
18.00
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.