As part of Glasgow Film Festival 2017 (GFF17), LUX Scotland is pleased to present a series of screenings as part of the festival’s visual arts strand, Crossing the Line; this SUPERLUX Masterclass with artist Anja Kirschner; and a two-day intensive SUPERLUX Workshop, Page to Picture! Screenwriting for Artists, also with Anja Kirschner.
Highlights of the Crossing the Line programme include the Scottish premiere of Kirschner’s new feature film, Moderation (2016), and a screening of Nikos Nikolaidis’ experimental sci-fi narrative, Morning Patrol (1987). Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Anja Kirschner, LUX Scotland Director, Nicole Yip, and actress Michele Valley, who features in both titles. See the full festival programme for further information.
Drawing on her new feature film Moderation (2016), Anja Kirschner will give an insider’s account of the different stages of making an artists’ film, from inception through to development, realisation and distribution. She will focus on her research into horror cinema from cold-war Europe, Infitah-era Egypt and Metapolitefsi Greece, which refused to naturalistically represent lived experience or to sublimate it by recourse to the irrational.
Anja Kirschner’s video installations and narrative films create genre hybrids from pop cultural references, factual research and literary sources. Her films have been presented widely, including at the BFI London Film Festival and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. She was the recipient of the 2011 Jarman Award (with David Panos).
Anja Kirschner is an artist whose films draw on factual, literary and pop-cultural sources and deal with materiality, digitality and narrativity and their share in the (de)formation of subjectivities and political agency. She is the recipient of the 2011 Jarman Award and her films have been widely exhibited and screened internationally, including at Secession, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Tate Modern, the Berlinale, the BFI London Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
Still: Anja Kirschner on set