The Rough Cut + Laura Guy

The Rough Cut is a free event for new work and work-in-progress by artists working with the moving image. For artists, it’s a useful way to share and get feedback on your work in a supportive environment. For everyone else, it’s a chance to see interesting new films.

Each session is moderated by a guest curator or artist, who also gives an introduction to their own practice.

See here for details of how to submit your work.

Wednesday 20 March 2019
Tyneside Cinema (Digital Lounge)


The Bowl of Sugar

Beth Greenhaff

Video, B&W, sound

Ways of Seeing (w/t)

Kathryn Elkin

(in production)
12'44 (as shown)
Video, colour, sound

About the moderator

Laura Guy is an Early Career Academic Fellow in Art History in the Fine Art department at Newcastle University. Through writing and curating, she explores shared histories of Left politics and visual culture. 

Guy is currently working on two book projects, Lesbian Graffiti (w/t), which addresses the subject of lesbian authorship and feminist art; and an edited volume focused on photography in the context of the feminist ‘sex wars’. She has presented this work internationally including at NYU, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. Related essays have been published in Aperture, Photoworks and in the edited volume Feminism and Art History Now (I. B. Tauris, 2017). In 2018 with Mason Leaver-Yap, she co-curated the exhibition ‘Deep Down Body Thirst’ for Glasgow International in 2018, which will travel to London in 2020.

Guy’s collaborations with artists include with Patrick Staff, Rehana Zaman, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Kaisa Dahlberg, Charlotte Prodger and Peggy Ahwesh. She has contributed to programmes at TATE Liverpool; Archive, Berlin; BALTIC, Gateshead; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and the Cantor Film Centre, New York. 

Laura Guy previously lectured in Fine Art Critical Studies at Glasgow School of Art; and held teaching posts at Goldsmiths, University of London; University of the Creative Arts, Kent and Manchester Metropolitan University. She received her PhD from Manchester School of Art in 2017 with a thesis titled ‘Manifestos: Aesthetics and Politics in Queer Times’. From 2016 until 2018, she undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh as part of the 3-year HERA funded project ‘Cruising the Seventies: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures’.

In 2016-17, Guy was recipient of a Postdoctoral Research Award from the Terra Foundation for American Art and in 2018, she received a Research Support Grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for my work on activist, photographer and playwright Jill Posener.